San Francisco Documentary Festival 2023

Join or Die + Q&A

Expired June 12, 2023 6:59 AM
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Join, or Die is a film about why you should join a club — and why the fate of America may depend on it. In this feature documentary, follow the half-century story of America's civic unraveling through the journey of legendary social scientist Robert Putnam, whose groundbreaking "Bowling Alone" research into America's decades-long decline in community connections could hold the answers to our democracy's present crisis. Flanked by influential fans and scholars — from Hillary Clinton, Pete Buttigieg, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to Eddie Glaude Jr., Raj Chetty, and Priya Parker — as well as inspiring groups building community in neighborhoods across the country, join Bob as he explores three urgent civic questions: What makes democracy work? Why is American democracy in crisis? And, most importantly…What can we do about it?

  • Year
  • Runtime
    99 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Rebecca Davis, Pete Davis
  • Screenwriter
    Rebecca Davis, Pete Davis
  • Producer
    Rebecca Davis, Pete Davis
  • Cast
    Robert Putnam, Hillary Clinton, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Pete Buttigieg, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Priya Parker, Raj Chetty, Jane McAlevey
  • Cinematographer
    Ronan Killeen
  • Editor
    Chad Ervin
  • Animator
    Mark Lopez
  • Composer
    Chad Cannon
  • Sound Design
    Coll Anderson