High school students discuss 12 Angry Men using EGI’s discussion guide.
“This curriculum has great moral and social value and is also very entertaining.”
“The movies nowadays don’t really teach any morals. I think it’s really good to watch movies like this and discuss them as a group because it gives you a chance to express your opinions and hear what other people have to say.”
“It not only promoted the value of human life, but also showed the importance of truth and justice; because one may someday be put into a situation where they are the only ones fighting for what they think is right.”
“This curriculum allowed teenagers to discuss and get more out of the good movie we watched. I think it is important for people to not just watch good movies, but also to try and relate to specific characters. This program allows us to not only see the opinions of others but also our own.”
“Watching the film was a fun way to learn how to identify virtues and vices. Discussing the characters was educational and a good way to learn how to think and analyze something as a group.”
“The most important thing is probably how to learn about each character and relate them to your life. By discussing the movie you find out things that you didn’t get just from watching it.”
“I got a lot out of actually watching the movie and discussing it with a large group tonight. I think by watching and discussing certain movies is a great way to learn about virtues within literature and film.”
Reviews by program participants after viewing Roman Holiday at a male juvenile detention center.
“How do you spell phenomenal? This program has changed the way I feel about girls. I now have respect for them. I learned also what it means to be a real man from watching Joe Bradley and how I should act in any situation.” – 16 year-old male after lesson on Roman Holiday.
“This program has helped me build my character and my mind. It taught me how to handle situations, make good decisions and follow my dreams to play football.”
“I’ve learned to have a good relationship you need to have trust and be responsible, have self control and abstinence.”
“I am so thankful for this program. One of the things this program teaches us is the different character traits and how they’re used in real life.”
“I’ve learned the character traits of a real man. I think the program has a lot to offer young men of color. It helps you build integrity and gives us a sensible definition of right and wrong.”
“This program has taught me to man up to all my responsibilities. To think about the choices I make. And grow up to be a good husband and father to my kids.”