Reclaiming Democracy / De Anza College

This 9 minute and 38 second film was produced by De Anza College under the leadership of communications professor Kim Pearce. The film overviews the importance of a more participatory democracy, and refers people to the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation and several of its member organizations. The voices you hear and the on-camera narrator are De Anza College students representing 5 countries.

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Intro to the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation
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