Boys State Film Directors Talk to CMRubinWorld about the Powerful Lessons of Hope and Common Ground From 4 Teens Running for Office

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In a new interview, Directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine’s compelling story speaks to the health of U.S. Democracy and will resonate with global audiences everywhere.

Nations are divided. Politics are polarized. The documentary, Boys State, offers timely and powerful insights into the challenges faced by Americans and other countries selecting leaders who can guide societies through a rapidly changing modern world.

Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine’s powerful documentary, Boys State, which was the big winner at the Sundance Film Festival this year, follows the 2018 edition of Texas Boys State where teens learn about democracy by creating a new government.

In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine discuss the powerful lessons audiences learn about common ground and hope from the stories of four young men from different walks of life who grapple with political choices as they campaign to win and lead. The filmmakers hope these perspectives and themes (especially relevant in the 2020 election year) will resonate with audiences “as a model of leadership and the kind of civil discourse we will need to summon if we are to move past cynicism and division.”

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Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine are American filmmakers and Sundance Award-Winning directors and cinematographers. Their latest acclaimed documentary is Boys State which is now available on Apple TV.

CMRubinWorld’s award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by most nations. The series has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century learning, offering a diverse range of innovative ideas which are presented by the series founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s leading thinkers.

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