Remember that values questions have a “you” in them. The goal is to involve people in relating what they see on the screen to their own lives, not to analyze the filmmaker’s technique or to engage in intellectual criticism. Allow the conversation to flow along a values and feelings track.
John Pungente is an educator, film critic, and author is the director of The Jesuit Communication Project and President of the Canadian Association of Media Education Organizations. He influenced a generation of Canadian media literacy educators through his innovative curriculum initiatives, teaching and service. He was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from SIGNIS, the Catholic Association for Communication and Media.