Module 12 Discussion: “Look the Other Way”
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Overview and Prompt
The film, “Spotlight,” covered the journalistic team at the Boston Globe that broke the story about child abuse in the Catholic Church; however, this clip touches on a much larger issues: the tendency of people to “look the other way.” Why is Michael Keaton asked to “kill” the story because the people of Boston might not like to read about the church in an unfavorable light. How does the film address the theme of the need to address social justice? What often holds people back?
Your initial response should be around 250 words. Your response to a classmates’ discussion should be around 100 words and add to the discussion (i.e. posing questions, reflecting on their response, etc.). All posts and responses should contain proper grammar, be free of spelling errors, be substantial, and reflect critical thinking.
Remember: Be supportive, considerate, and constructive when replying to your classmates.