Using Film to Mobilize Action

Using Film to Mobilize Action
Using Film to Mobilize Action
For years, Teri Barila had tried to coax newspaper reporters in Walla Walla, Washington, to write about brain science, ACEs, and resilience. They didn’t bite.
Then, on a crisp December evening, 1600 people–many of them inspired by years of community organizing–crammed the town’s largest venue for a screening of Paper Tigers, James Redford’s documentary about the dramatic reboot of a local alternative school after its principal became an advocate of trauma-informed care. Suddenly, reporters and editors “were not only interested, but almost ecstatic over the story of the film,” Barila says. “There was such a diverse audience–not just education or law enforcement, but the entire community. That was a strong message.”
Read more on the MARC (Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities) website

 

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