Film for Thought

Why Films, Videos & Visuals?Film for Thought logo

Films and videos are one of the most effective means of educating and inspiring. Seeing is believing... and both seeing and believing are powerful motivators for personal change and institutional reform.

Our Film for Thought campaign brings the power of video to a wider and more diverse audience, social justice advocates, opinion leaders, and policymakers.

 

 


What We Do

  • award grants for cutting-edge projects
  • supplement the pay-per-view projects of other groups with donated portable DVD players
  • assist with finalizing videos that are in progress
  • increase the number of pro-veg TV commercials
  • work with conferences on their video programming
  • mobilize community outreach for new documentaries
  • provide a convenient film & video resources web page
  • utilize social media to expand the reach of videos


What You Can Do

  • bring a laptop, tablet, or portable DVD player to show videos at your tabling events (e-mail us to request a portable DVD player donation)
  • take it to the streets - bring videos to outside events
  • like it! post it! send it! -- use your social networks... a lot!
  • throw a video house party -- add food for fun and/or a fundraiser for impact
  • reach out to libraries, book stores and community centers for screenings
  • connect with local leaders and advocacy groups to request large screenings at major cinemas if possible (alternative cinemas work best)


DVD Player - Portable Sony 9"Request a Set of 9" Portable DVD Players

E-mail us with:

  • your address
  • description of your plans and organization
  • website address


large portable screen

Request a 4' Outdoor Video Screen

Got big plans?

Since it's more complicated than using DVD players, use the format above and include a detailed plan for creating a large outdoor screening in your area outside large screen and/or on building wall projection.

AWFW detailed Video Instruction Guide (PDF) - for outside large screen and building projections. Video instructions are also available from Living Opposed to Violence and Exploitation (L.O.V.E.)


Screen a Film at Local Theater

Find private theaters in your area and ask for rental guide (example).  Then, purchase a "Community Screening Kit" from the movie producers (example from Vegucated). Check movie website for details.

Prices vary depending on the theater, movie, size of your anticipated audience, and whether to plan one-time or multiple showings. When renting a theater, estimate the time needed in the theater, not the length of the movie. Take into consideration leafleting, tabling, Q&A and/or food sampling. For an additional fee, theaters may list your screening in their weekly newspaper ad.

Apply for a grant to assist with costs.


Pay-Per-View

Pay-Per-View - VegFund

E-mail us to receive a set of portable 9" DVD players (with double ear phone jacks and rotating screen) to assist with your efforts. If you already have laptops or tablets, they also work well.

FARM will assist with how-to materials, follow-up, and financial assistance to help implement this popular, highly effective and innovative program in your community.

E-mail FARM for free custom pay-per-view video and follow-up program.

Video Activism examples from AWFW.


Make the Connection Art Displays

Small, medium and large print versions of the Make the Connection photos are available for groups with a proven track record of ongoing activism for farmed animals.

discarded babies

Created by Public Eye - Artists for Animals, these shocking representations graphically illustrate how people would be treated if they were treated like animals.

Juxtaposed next to real animals actually undergoing the same treatment, the reality of animal abuse becomes much clearer.

Shown here: thrown away baby boys
--the male newborns of egg-laying hens--

male chicks from egg-laying hens thrown-away

250 million male chicks born to the U.S. egg industry each year.

Because male chickens cannot lay eggs and have not been genetically manipulated for profitable meat production, the industry has no use for them.

After hatching, male chicks are disposed of. As standard operating procedure they are are killed by maceration (grinding while still alive) or suffocation (literally thrown away on top of each other).

 

See more "Humane" Facts & Loopholes for more details.