What Makes Us Tick?
What Makes Us Tick? is an annual, three-part analytical film series that explores aspects of the human experience. The event takes place every January and includes the presentation of three films and post-screening discussions led by mental health and educational professionals. Each year the WMUT? Committee (a volunteer group of mental health practitioners) meets to determine the theme of the upcoming series, review films that correspond to the theme, select the final three films, and prepare for the three-day event.
The theme for 2018 is “Connections Across the Divide.”
The films in this series explore in various ways the question, “How can you hate me, when you don’t even know me?” From an unexpected truce in the early days of World War I; to a shared car ride by two decades-long enemies on opposite sides of the conflict in Ireland; to a black man who seeks out the unlikeliest of friends—white supremacists; these films challenge their subjects to look outside their preconceptions to see those they call their enemies for what they really are: fellow human beings.
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society thanks the WMUT? Committee for their volunteer service in selecting this year’s theme and searching for the best corresponding films.