People around the world have come together to watch Disruption in living rooms, church basements, and community centers to collectively experience the momentum of the climate movement -- and to take that momentum to the next level.
Disruption takes the viewer on a fast-paced journey through the tangled world of climate change: the science, the politics, the solutions, and the stories that define this crisis at this pivotal point in human history. This is a movie by and for the movement.
We welcome you to use this opportunity to build excitement about the growing climate movement, and give people concrete ways that they can plug in. You can find all the information about what volunteer and organizing opportunities are available in this toolkit.
Thank you for stepping up to host a screening in your community!
Here’s the most crucial info:
To stream the film: http://watchdisruption.com/
If you absolutely need a DVD, you can download one or order one online at www.watchdisruption.com/dvd
To download posters you can use to recruit folks to attend your event, click here. For host frequently asked questions, click here.
Leading a discussion after the film can be a great way to bring a sense of closure and empowerment. It doesn’t need to be too formal -- think of it as a group conversation with a bit of added structure and leadership. Here are some suggestions for leading a comfortable and energizing conversation:
- It can be helpful to choose one person who will moderate or facilitate the discussion.
- It’s great to have a note-taker in order to capture the discussion and refer to it later.
- Make sure comments are appropriate, respectful, and inclusive.
- Stick to the topic being discussed. Listen to what others have to say. Ensure that no one person is dominating the discussion.
- Try to ask open ended questions and give space to hear from everyone present.
- Be sure to collect all attendees’ contact information so that you can continue to communicate with one another after the screening.
Sample Discussion Questions:
You can use these as a guide, but feel free to let the conversation flow organically.
- Which issues in the film are most relevant to you and your community? What questions did it raise?
- What are some of the barriers you have felt to organizing locally around these issues?
- What are some examples of efforts made towards a renewable energy future in our community? What are existing organizations, allies and campaigns near you?
- What direct steps can you take? What skills and connections already exist in your group? What sort of support do you need? Where can you find it?
- What do you love? What is worth saving? What do you stand to lose -- or, maybe, have already lost -- to climate change?
- Is anybody in the group interested in getting more involved in local climate action? Talk about the ways that people can plug in.