Organise a Screening
- To share stories, experiences and ideas between communities, and to help spark discussions of your own.
- To learn from the experiences, struggles and strategies of indigenous peoples around the world.
- To deepen understanding of the global situation of land grabbing and it's impacts on local communities.
- To gain strength from positive examples of community organising, unity-building and planning the future.
Videos can be screened one at a time, and each video followed by a community discussion about the issue. For maximum impact, screenings can be supported by community facilitators as part of a meeting or workshop, or as part of a long-term process for self-determined development.
Each video in Territories of Life explores a different theme so you can choose to watch a selection of videos that is most relevant to your community’s situation.
The community facilitator could be someone from the community, from a local NGO or community organization or an educator or teacher. The facilitator should not be someone who will benefit from any proposed development.
The facilitator can be responsible for:
- Organizing the screening
- Introducing the videos
- Facilitating a discussion after the videos
- Supporting follow-up up on agreed actions
Get permission from the community and appropriate individuals.
Consult with community members to set a date, time and location for the screening that works for as many people as possible.
Think about who to invite. Make sure to invite women, young people and other local communities to the screening and discussions, or set up specific meetings for these groups.
Spread invitations using posters, word of mouth, internet, mobile phone.
Check you have the right equipment. You will need a DVD player, TV/LCD and speakers. You could also use a projector, laptop and speakers. Make sure you test the equipment
before the screening, especially check that the sound is loud and clear enough for everyone to hear. Remember to buy diesel if you are using a generator.
Discussion after a screening in Ketapang, Indonesia
Before Screening: Remember that the videos are tools to help you to facilitate conversations and discussions in the community. Before screening to the community, please get to know the videos. Begin by watching the 4 minute Introduction video in DVD 1 that gives you a general overview of the Territories of Life toolkit. Decide which videos are most relevant for the situation in the community where you are screening them. Then watch the videos you have decided to screen so you are familiar with them before the event.
Choose combinations of videos that are most relevant to the community situation. Here are a few examples: If the community is facing a large-scale development, you may want to screen the video Land Grabs, Company Tactics, or Women Champions of Buffalo River. If the community does not have land rights yet, and/or is being offered Hutan Desa or individual certification then it would be good to screen the video Land Rights. If the community is interested in developing a long-term vision for their territory, please screen Plan de Vida.