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By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Two activists talk bipartisan politics and common beliefs.

Movie NR 2020 56 minutes
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Directors Hemal Trivedi and Jonah Markowitz offer an enlightening view of two bipartisan activists as they set out to make a political difference in their community. The film shows the pair engage in a civil conversation about each other's diverse views and common beliefs and their engagement with local residents, and shares aspects of their personal stories. Says Carroll, "The system is completely broken and doesn't work for anybody." Edwards agrees, and adds, "The only thing more powerful than red and blue is green. The one percent can continue to fund both the Republican parties and the Democratic parties because at the end of the day, I really don't think they care." Battleground's result is a film that skillfully lends itself to an all-important dialogue between parents and teens about respectful communication with others, and that it's OK to agree to disagree.

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