Community screenings are a great way of not just getting people together to chat about this issues raised in the film, but you can also build community connections, attract new members to your local group or branch - or raise money for the branch or local charity. To help you orgainise your own public community screening here's our 6 step guide. Drop us an email if you have any questions. Whether or not you've already bought the film, you will need a license to screen Belonging outside your home - and you can buy that here or if you prefer, email us and ask us for an invoice. The current list of community screenings of 'Belonging: The Truth Behind the Headlines' can be found here.
Comments from those who've run a screening can be found at the end of this page.
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Here is what those who have set up a community screening say:
"After seeing a screening of Belonging in Wakefield myself and the Barnsley Momentum vice chair who was with me felt we had a duty to get this important social document aired locally. Momentum members were very keen to see the film as were many others within Barnsley. The turn out was great as was the feedback. Many of the audience went on to buy the dvd. Besides the vital work of bringing this truth to as many people possible we were also able to raise almost £200 for our group that night". Momentum Barnsley.
"It was a privilege to hold a screening of Belonging for our Unite Community members. We also had the privilege of having the director and producer, Morag Livingstone, coming to speak to our branch about the film and answer some of our questions after. For some branch members the film brought up memories of disputes they had been involved in and for others it was a lesson in strikes and industrial actions that were hugely important in our unions' history. But for everyone, the film made us consider what we thought we knew about the perception of unions and where that comes from. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but there were revelations relating to previous governments and the Murdoch press that left us feeling stunned. It's clear Morag went in to this with a quest for the truth, rather than an agenda and that's what I think makes this film a fantastic choice for a union branch screening, where you will likely find people with different political backgrounds. The screening was a real highlight for our branch members and, for the price, it was an invaluable experience. If you're looking to provoke interesting conversations and remind your union members why we do what we do, holding a screening is must." Unite Community London & SE Region