We at EGI are encouraged by reviews we’ve received for our classic movie study guides.
Commentary from psychologist Kevin Vost, author of The Four Friendships: From Aristotle to Aquinas and How to Think Like Aquinas
Commentary from political scientist Micah Watson, co-author of C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law.
…reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. –C.S. Lewis
As we’ve shared these classic films with a wide variety of young people through the years, we have seen how the power of a great classic illuminates the mind and inspires the moral imagination. In their own words, youth participants confirm the link between meaning and the imagination.
High school students discuss 12 Angry Men using EGI’s discussion guide from Liberty and Justice for All: Classic Movies and the Things That Matter Most in a Free Society
Every scene in 12 Angry Men dramatizes the necessary link between justice and truth
Comments from young men in a juvenile detention center after viewing Roman Holiday. The images and dialogue in William Wyler’s masterpiece inspired their moral imagination.
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“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.”