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VIDEO: Taking dinner table conversation about politics on tour with 'Bring It To The Table'

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Filmmaker Julie Winokur is asking people across the country to "Bring It To The Table" and talk politics.

It was a conversation with her 17-year-old son that started filmmaker Julie Winokur on her cross-country tour. “He called me the most intolerant person he had ever met.” 

Winokur shrugged off the accusation, saying he just hadn’t lived long enough to know enough intolerant people. He told her, “if you don’t agree with people politically, you don’t even listen to what they have to say. You just dismiss it without even hearing.” That stopped her in her tracks.

Winokur makes videos for Talking Eyes Media, a San Francisco company now located in New Jersey.  Its clients include the James Irvine Foundation. She decided she needed to practice listening to people. So she packed up a folding table, a cameraman and a camera and hit the road.

Bring It To The Table - The Trailer from Talking Eyes Media on Vimeo.