We are very excited to share our journey of exploration and education within our communities by sharing our calendar of free community screenings across GTA.
Our program goals from last year remained unchanged: we want to create discussions on various subjects using award-winning Canadian documentaries to spark discussions, inspire action, encourage dialogue and facilitate engagement. We are sharing this calendar of spring and summer screenings in which Documentaries for Change Fellows will continue to address a diverse range of challenging topics: from immigration, domestic violence and forced marriages, to human trafficking, labour and human rights, environmental awareness and public health.
While focusing on identifying and collaborating mostly with newcomer and immigrant communities and agencies that serve them, the primary aim is to provide opportunities for exchange of information, ideas and action points while gaining better understanding of the reach and effectiveness of digital media strategies for translation, dissemination and mobilization of knowledge.
The program will culminate with the Docs for Change Conference (Friday, October 16, 2015) providing audiences with further opportunities for reflection on the processes, metrics and emerging best practices created by this unique two-year program.
Mark your calendars! Because, our intention is to present those issue with all of its complexities and nuances hoping to create a safe space by bringing the rational back to the discussion of community development and civic engagement. And, we are developing a range of tools to enable agencies and communities to organize their own screenings and discussions about issues that matter to them. And, we hope that we will serve as a resource for communities, practitioners, policy makers, individuals and other concerned audiences to support a national dialogue on new ways to communicate and share knowledge using the power of documentary story telling.