Chaffee residents are invited to join a community discussion focused on exploring the divisions in America that affect us all, emotionally and economically. The Truth Has a Voice Foundation is sponsoring a free screening of the 2020 documentary, “Stars and Strife,” at 7:00 p.m. on April 27 at the Buena Vista Community Center, 715 East Main Street.
The premise of the film: “A majority of common sense is exhausted and hungry for solutions. But they face a hate industry doomed to contempt and division. Our policy favors the death of opponents over dialogue – and our elected officials put party before country. »
The film asks the question “Can we unite and protect each other or are we forever divided?… Can we rediscover empathy – the lost heart of our country?”
The film is both cautious and optimistic, as it follows the rise of anger and hatred in American culture, as well as the loss of political center in politics. While accurate in its portrayal of the current state of the two-party system and our dysfunctional federal government, the film ends with positive insights into how we can break the cycle that began over 60 years ago.
Right from the start of the trailer with its fast-paced news snippets, historic stills, and animation, the film remains visually compelling and never ceases to hold your attention. You’ll recognize a veritable “Who’s Who” of politicians, White House staffers, businesspeople, and thought leaders on camera, speaking from the heart about their learned experiences.
The documentary will be followed by a community discussion moderated by Anderson Horne of Colorado Mountain College. Join the Truth Has a Voice Foundation and your neighbors from all political walks of life to learn how we got here and how we can find common ground and demand that incumbent politicians find a better way to do society business. nation… for all of us.
As writer, director and filmmaker David Smick says, “Why are we wasting so much of our country’s energy on hate, when we could spend that energy and do amazing things?