With only six days left to Election Day, it’s difficult to find refuge from the minute-to-minute updates on the candidates, polls and process. A new series of videos launched earlier this month aims to redirect the conversation back to us, the voters. We The Voters is a series of 20 videos, each attempting to answer a pressing question about our current social, political and emotional landscape, with styles ranging from fiction, animation and documentary.
The two videos we’re featuring below speak to topics near and dear to POV: media literacy and representation, and civic engagement.
The short film MediOcracy asks the question, “How does social media shape political opinions?” Learn more about the echo chamber we call our social feeds:
Why We March looks at the efficacy of political protests from both ends of the political spectrum:
PBS partnered with We The Voters to offer lesson plans for educators featuring each of the videos. Explore those at PBS Learning Media Election Central, then let the filmmakers know what you think on Facebook and Twitter.