The Help (2011) is a period drama, set in the still segregated society of the South in the 1960′s. The viewer will follow the story of two distinct classes of women — the privileged white ladies in control of domestic affairs and the black maids who work for them. In this faith review, a number of discussion questions are included to facilitate discussion around moral and theological themes.
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What does it mean to “bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ”? How and in what ways shall we do it? What does it look like, sound like, feel like, taste like, and smell like to bear one another’ burdens right now? Kim Lee advances this lesson using clips from the movie Coach Carter. Click on the QRcode or scan it to open this lesson.
Union Presbyterian Seminary alumna Kelly Hames suggests that this movie “could be used to illustrate and explore the idea of selfdignity
and how that could impact not just individual self-esteem but
a culture or community as well.”
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Potential theological conversations with The Princess and the Frog can occur around the themes of temptation and the nature of evil. The writer suggests that the film could also be used in a series of classes on the Lord’s Prayer when the group reaches “and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”