Host a Screening
LifeMosaic's films have been screened in many countries and in many different settings including at conferences, film festivals, in schools and universities, and in NGO, company and government meetings. Please contact us if you would like to discuss organising such a screening.
The primary audience of these films however is indigenous and forest dependant communities. In these situations, the films can simply be screened, but for maximum impact they are best supported by a community facilitator as part of a wider meeting, screening, workshop or training.
The films and Community Facilitators Guide can be downloaded here, or contact us for further information about your screenings or to request DVD or VCD copies.
The Role of the Community Facilitator
The community facilitator might be someone from the community, someone from a local NGO or community organization or an educator or teacher.
They can be responsible for:
- Organizing the screening
- Introducing the films
- Facilitating a discussion after the films
- Following up on agreed actions.
How to organize a community screening
- Get permission from the community and appropriate individuals.
- Set a date, time and location for the screening.
- Think about who to invite (community members, women, youth, other local communities.) Spread invitations using posters, word of mouth, internet, mobile phone.
- Equipment. You will need a DVD/VCD player, TV/LCD, and speakers. You could also use projector, laptop and speakers. Make sure you test the equipment before the screening, especially check that the sound is loud enough for everyone to hear. Remember to buy diesel if you are using a generator.
- Prepare snacks or invite people to bring food along to share with others.
Community screening in Teluk Meranti Indonesia
Community Facilitator's tips
- Watch all 4 films yourself before screening them to the community. You can then decide which films are most relevant for your purposes and prepare for the community screening
- Screening all 4 films in one meeting can be tiring and leaves no time for discussion. Screening only 1 or 2 of the films per meeting can be more productive. Chose combinations of films that are most relevant in your situation. You could organise the screening over 2 evenings.
- Make sure to invite women and young people to the screening and discussions.
- Facilitate discussions after showing each film; Prepare questions in advance (see suggestions in this mini-manual) and encourage a range of people to contribute including women and youth.
- Encourage people to think about the differences and similarities between the examples shown in the films and your situation locally.
- Support communities to develop and carry out an action plan based on their own situation and priorities.
- Take notes of feedback and comments. Take time to reflect on the screening for you and your audience. In what ways can it be improved for the next screening.
Films are available in DVD and VCD format, and in Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, French and English, with other languages to follow shortly.