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WRIF Film: Join or Die

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Join or Die is a film about why you should join a club—and why the fate of America depends on it. Follow the story of America’s civic unraveling through the journey of Robert Putnam, whose legendary “Bowling Alone” research into American community decline may hold the answers to our democracy’s present crisis. Flanked by influential fans and scholars — from Hillary Clinton, Pete Buttigieg, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to Eddie Glaude Jr., Raj Chetty, and Priya Parker — as well as inspiring groups building community in neighborhoods across the country, join Bob as he explores three urgent civic questions: What makes democracy work? Why is American democracy in crisis? And, most importantly… What can we do about it?

“The seeming irreparable divisions in our country have been a hot topic of this year’s SXSW entries, but one documentary is preoccupied with finding solutions.” – Austin MonthlyThe Films We Loved Most at SXSW

“Our democracy needs us to be joiners! …[an] urgent message.” – Hillary Clinton

Tickets & Festival Passes Available Here: https://uvjam.org/wrif-2024/


February 17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Briggs Opera House
5 S Main St
White River Junction, VT 05001 United States
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