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Common Ground Review: A Revealing Documentary that Plants the Seeds for Change

Common Ground is structured as a moving letter to the next generation that will inherit the Earth. Dern, Momoa, et al. narrate these “letters” but audiences also see them narrating — as if to drive the point home. It works. These folks look great on screen, after all. We’ve grown to trust them as actors. Why not see them talk to us? The hope, it seems, is to deliver a powerful and urgent message about the grim realities of our future. The filmmakers offer a hopeful and pragmatic plan, too. The goal? Mend the broken systems that dictate our existence on Earth.


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