House Party Film Screening
Why host one?
- Watching a film or show together helps build a sense of community and allows people to learn about Al Jazeera and Al Jazeera English.
- With this sense of community, it is easier to mobilize and energize people.
What will I show?
You can show a movie or an episode of one of AJE’s programs. For example…
- Control Room, a documentary film about the 2003 Iraq War and the role of Al Jazeera is a good film to screen. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3977004463731346350 Note: The documentary is also available on Netflix.
- Programs, such as Empire, Listening Post, 101 East, or Fault Lines, have episodes that may be of particular interest to certain groups. Choose a show or program based on the interests of your group. http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/
Does it have to be at my house?
No. The idea is to have a relaxed, accessible venue for people to meet. Host the event in your home, school, place of worship or community center. Where ever there’s a screen and something to sit on!
How do I get started?
Prepare a guest list and include as many people as you venue can fit. Include in the list your friends, coworkers, neighbors, and family members. Invite folks a few weeks in advance and send out reminders one or two days beforehand.
Here are some on-line sites you can use to send emails invitation:
Tell us how your event went!
Let us know how your Film Party turns out. Send us pictures, comments, and reactions so that we can share it with other organizers around the country.