Check your equipment works: do the DVD player, the audio equipment and the projector all speak to each other and have you tested it before you have a hall full of keen viewers who have to talk amongst themselves while you turn things off and on again and ask “does anyone know how to use these things?”
Enable people to meet each other: your screening is a great opportunity to build connections between people. Before the film, invite people to turn to the person next to them who they’ve not met before, and to speak for a couple of minutes each about who they are and why they’ve come. Do the same after the film, before you go into a wider discussion.
Allow space to digest ‘In Transition 2.0′: don’t just show the film and then send people off out into the night. Allow space for discussion and reflection, perhaps in smaller groups first and then in the whole group.
Buy a bunch of the DVDs of the film at a really good discount, and sell them at the screening. This helps get the film out and also means you can make a few quid for your community project. You can order them here.
Use the screening as a launch pad: if your community isn’t already a Transition initiative, and you’d like to start a project there, make sure you use the event to invite anyone else who wants to get involved to do so.
That’s it really! Other than that, have fun, sit back and marvel at how many people turned up, how inspired they are to make change happen, and then brace yourself for the creativity it will unleash all around you!
Transition 2:0 – A story of community and climate resilience in a time of global inaction
Jul 10, 2012 byTierney Smit
Fruit and vegetables growing in a tube station in Kilburn, an ex-double glazing sales man going door-to-door in Moss Side, a young boy selling salad on the side of the road in Pittsburgh and elderly ...
'In Transition 2.0 review: People of the Butterfly
Apr 23, 2012 byCharlotte DuCann
In an abandoned lot in Pittsburgh a boy is selling lettuce. Down Tooting High Street a carnival is in full swing. In a village in Portugal two men are walking in a field beside horses. In a fire ...
In Transition 2.0 - a story of resilience and hope in extraordinary times DVD
Apr 16, 2012 byPermaculture Magazine
Transition 2.0 is out! Phillip Moore finds it compelling, with a stronger narrative than its predecessor, and full of inspiring stories from many continents about what is perhaps the fastest growing ...