If you are reading this, you are probably thinking about holding your own community screening of a Tribe of Heart film. May many lives be touched by your efforts!
The guidelines that follow were developed through the experiences of hundreds of people holding screenings of our films in their communities over the last nine years. At Tribe of Heart, we are attempting to combine a traditional independent film release process with a coordinated grassroots outreach program. Typically, filmmakers do not allow any grassroots activity until all other forms of distribution have run their course. We, however, believe that the time has come to empower as many people as possible to be agents of peaceful change, and that the challenge of bringing these films to millions of people will only be met through the power of many hearts and minds working together.
Therefore, please understand that the guidelines below are intended solely to make the most of this extraordinary opportunity and to protect the potential of the films and our community to create peaceful change into the long term. The hybrid release process we are developing is something new, and it will evolve as we gain experience and incorporate ideas and feedback from you, our partners in this great adventure in democracy, public education, and social transformation. So we invite you to contact us with your questions, suggestions or comments the next great idea may come from you!
Guidelines for Screenings of the Animal People Anthology Documentaries
Consistency and Cooperation
Those holding events of any size are requested to register with us well in advance, so we can keep a comprehensive record of screenings held around the country (and the world!). All registered screenings of The Witness will be published on our web site event calendar.
What about copyright?
To help us honor our agreements with those from whom we have licensed copyrighted material for inclusion in our films -- many of whom donated valuable rights -- and to safeguard our ability to negotiate agreements with broadcasters and distributors, please refrain from duplicating, translating, digitizing, transmitting or broadcasting Tribe of Heart films in any media.
Note that we do have a program in place through which you can submit The Witness to your regional PBS station
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