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The Contender Discussion Questions

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'The Contender' is a 2000 political thriller by director Rod Lurie about a contender for Vice President of the United States who faces a smear campaign against her. This resource contains questions for classroom discussions about this film.

The Contender

Rod Lurie's The Contender examines the effect of a sex scandal on a female political candidate. Students will make connections between current campaigns and the options available to political leaders who are targeted. The following questions may be used to lead classroom discussions about this film.

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