About 70 people attended a screening of the political documentary “Undivide Us” on Tuesday. The film was originally released in 2023. Attendees stayed after the film for a discussion about their own political beliefs. (Christian Burney/Durango Herald)

About 70 attend film watch party at public library

Following a screening of “Undivide Us,” a documentary about bridging the political divide, at the Durango Public Library on Tuesday, attendees waded into murky political subjects in a post-film discussion.

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County hosted the screening and plans to hold another screening of the film in Bayfield in July.

League facilitators guided the post-film discussions, posing questions to attendees and ensuring everyone had their chance to speak.

About 70 mostly gray-haired attendees stayed after the film for the discussion. They delved into hot topic issues such as abortion, immigration, gun control, education and climate change – topics also touched on in the film. At times, the topics intersected one another, notably with climate change and immigration.

Rachel Turiel, a LWV facilitator, kicked off discussions with a quote from “High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out” by Amanda Ripley.