Facilitation groups are urged to use this guide to get the most out of teaching a film
Desired Outcomes of Viewfinder Global Film Series
- Energize all community members – students in particular – to explore themes and grapple with questions prompted by international films.
- Inspire vibrant conversations about controversial issues that support dissonant reactions, opinions, and viewpoints.
- Empower facilitation group students to be leaders in conversations about controversial topics.
Forming Your Facilitation Group
- Choose colleague, student, or parent partners for your facilitation group: whole class, partial class, club, trip group, advisory, other interested individuals.
- Invite the group you’ve chosen to a prescreening that you schedule.
- Prescreen film with facilitation group to frame essential questions and plan public screening event.
- Open discussion on VGFS Forum.
- Engage students from facilitation group in promoting the film through: writing CatlinSpeak article or film review, designing invitations, posters and displays, editing together an original trailer or slideshow.
Facilitating the screening
- Attend public screening.
- Facilitate post-screening discussion.
- Continue discussions on VGFS Forum.
- Contact Global Citizens Club to collaborate on projects connected to films.
- Post film review on imdb or rottentomatoes.
- Write activist letter to support or counter issues raised in films.