Virtual Documentary Movie Discussion Group

Join us for Documentary Movie Discussion Group!

Once a month participants will watch a documentary film then meet virtually to discuss the film and its historical context.

All films are free to watch on your device (computer, laptop, tablet, phone and/or smart TV) via Hoopla. Hoopla is a free service provided by the Brewster Public Library. To learn how to access Hoopla please go to

Our first film is Last Voyage of the Lusitania.  The Lusitania was a British passenger ship which was torpedoed by the Germans in 1915 during World War I. This National Geographic documentary is 55 minutes.

You must register for this program to receive the movie link and Zoom session log in information. You can register by emailing

Please watch the film before our first discussion meeting on Friday May 22 at 2:00pm.

About the film, “Why did Germany torpedo the Lusitania, a civilian vessel? And why did such an enormous ship sink so fast? The date is May 7, 1915, just nine months into World War I. A German U-boat torpedoes the Lusitania – one of than largest and fastest luxury liners in the world. Of the 1,959 people aboard, including millionaire Alfred Vanderbilt, nearly two-thirds will die. Many are trapped inside as the great ship sinks in just eighteen minutes.”