In recent months we’ve had a series of successful independent screenings of our award-winning documentary, ‘Sisters for Sale’.
These independent screenings help supporters share this incredible story with their own communities, help raise awareness of human trafficking, and help us raise funds to continue our work.
Some of you have shown interest in hosting your own screenings. Today I’ll be sharing some more information, and announcing the details of a US screening coming up at the end of the month.
It’s been an experimental process, and every screening is different. They can be ticketed or by donation, with contributions encouraged to support our ongoing work.
Some organisers have provided snacks and drinks, or even a meal, with the screening. Events have been promoted through their own communities, via social media, and with printed posters.
We suggest setting up a simple online registration system (via Eventbrite, for example) so you know how many people to expect on the night.
The locations used so far have been smaller, non-traditional venues – a university hall, a yoga studio, a church hall.
Whereas movie theatres can be expensive to hire for independent events, these types of venues are ideal for smaller community screenings and can often be organised for free, or very cheaply.
We’ve made posters available for sale at some screenings, though this is still an experimental process. We’ve offered a special sneak-peek of the forthcoming ‘Sisters for Sale’ book to attendees interested in following our work further.
The documentary can be screened in English, French, German, Hmong, Italian, Spanish, or Vietnamese. (Please be aware that screenings may not be possible in some locations!)
If you’re interested to host a screening of ‘Sisters for Sale’ with your community, please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the details.
Katie will be hosting her own screening in Pennsylvania on 27th August.
The venue is the Nittany Theatre at the Barn – a beautiful historical barn that has been converted into a playhouse, right across from the Boal Mansion in Boal Estate Drive, Boalsburg.
There will be cider, cheese and crackers outside the venue from 7pm. The screening will begin at 7.30pm, and Katie will be conducting a Q&A after the film.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 here.
After the wonderful response to his recent screening in a yoga studio, Dustin Main is now planning a larger screening in a movie theatre in Saskatoon this October (details to come!).
There are also likely to be further screenings in Newcastle (and/or Sydney) following the success of Dianne Imison’s recent screening there.
I’ve agreed to another festival screening next month, which I’ll be attending personally. The details will be announced shortly – stay tuned!
PS. By now you should have received all of the rewards from our 2019 fundraising campaign (with the exception of the rescue maps, which I’m still organising!). Please let us know if you haven’t yet received yours!