Screening And Discussion Guides
The foundation of work for most of our clients, screening and discussion guides are a great way to offer context, background information and learning resources to multiple audiences. We start with a discovery phase, working with the film team and their most important stakeholders to get clear on the educational and impact objectives. Then we get creative in thinking how to best frame and present the information.
- Screening Guides are around 10 pages, for general audiences and includes filmmaker’s statement, discussion questions, additional resources.
- Discussion Guides can be more than 20 pages and includes all Screening Guide elements plus audience engagement strategies for different contexts and content specific material for audiences such as parents, educators, faith communities, professions, etc.
Audrie & Daisy
For Audrie & Daisy, in addition to classroom lessons, we wrote a screening guide to help facilitators host a community screening. We also created a more weighty Parent Discussion Guide to assist parents who watch Audrie & Daisy talk to their kids about sexual assault, social media and standing up to keep themselves and each other safe.
Saving Mes Aynak
For Saving Mes Aynak we created a Discussion Guide with background information about the archaeological site, the environmental consequences of open-pit coal mining, and the corruption around a contract with a Chinese-owned mining company that would destroy Mes Aynak. The guide includes audience engagement strategies and resources for further learning.
Meet the Patels
The audience engagement guide we developed in partnership with ITVS for Meet the Patels includes information for facilitators and creative audience engagement strategies in line with the rom-com energy of the film.