Today Dr. Wyatt shares some tips on starting a film series in your community to encourage conversations about death and dying. Movies are a great way to touch and inspire people and open their hearts and minds to new information. You can get your own film series by following the steps below:
- Define your target audience – know who you want to serve with this information and how many people you anticipate might attend
- Find partners – look for organizations in your community that can serve as donors or sponsors
- Locate a venue – try to find a free space by asking one of your partners to donate the use of their facility
- Decide what to charge – create a budget and find out if you will need to sell tickets for the event or can ask for donations instead
- Create an event schedule – decide how long your event should be and whether or not you can include time for a discussion group, panel, or guest lecturer after the film; also choose the day and time for your event so you can book the venue in advance if this is an ongoing monthly series
- Choose your films – consider both feature films and documentaries as you plan your schedule. Go to eoluniversity.com/films to view a list of suggested films for your series
- Promote your event – ask your community partners to help you get the word out
Let me know if you decide to do a film series! I would love to hear it turns out!
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