Films that are changing the world: What can you do?
Films don't always end when the credits roll. These are documentaries connected with a campaign that audiences can join, usually offering the opportunity to help the protagonists of the films with their problems. You will also find tips about Czech organisations and initiatives that deal with the themes depicted in the films. There are many ways to get involved.
If you do not find the solution you were looking for after watching the film, do not hesitate to find your own way. Write a petition, become a volunteer, assist people with disabilities and seniors, contribute to humanitarian aid, join a charity. It also helps to share and disseminate information among your friends and relatives.
A new start for Sermary Tiare
This is what climate change looks like in practice: Sermary Tiare in the film Anote's Ark had to leave her native Kiribati, where her village was at risk from rising ocean levels. She received New Zealand citizenship. But her family doesn't have it easy in their new country. We can help by making a contribution to tuitions for Sermary's children on GoFundMe.
Are you a fan of young inventors who are working in laboratories to mitigate some of the effects of climate change? You can sign up for a symbolic challenge on the website for the film Inventing Tomorrow , such as promising that you will visit the National Technical Museum more often or to talk to your loved ones about the environment. You can get to know young Czech scientists and enjoy our accompanying event The Hope of Czech Science on Saturday, 9 March.
Hull Beats Bus
In A Northern Soul blue-collar worker Steve Arnott launches his passion project Beats Bus. He drives a bus around local schools and does hip-hop workshops for schoolchildren in disadvantaged localities. In the film we see how much these activities can benefit kids. You can support Steve's Beats Bus.
Save the forest
Like the French forests in the film The Time of Forests, the Czech forests are also not in the best shape. Hnutí DUHA (The DUHA movement) has long been devoted to education and direct activities to improve the situation. On the Save Forest website, you can take an online challenge or contribute financially to the DUHA movement. Here you will also find more tips on how you too can help. And you can learn more at the accompanying event What's Next for Czech Forests? on Friday, 8 March.
In Evelyn, a family tries to cope with the death of their brother and son. Suicides (especially among men) are still a big problem, even in the Czech Republic. An important method of prevention is communicating with our loved ones and offering help. Prevention of psychological discomfort is addressed, for example, by the Liga otevřených mužů (League of Open Men). You can find a list of their courses and how to support their activities on their website. We also invite you to the accompanying event Suicide: A Mass Social Phenomenon? on Thursday, 7 March, and to an exhibition by Aktuálně.cz that focuses on male suicide.
Independent Novaya Gazeta
Novaya Gazeta is one of the last independent newspapers in Putin's Russia. The film Novaya shows that the editors have to face many obstacles to keep going. Help them continue their work. You can make a contribution on the newspaper's website. The former Editor-in-chief, Dmitry Muratov, will be also a guest of our Talking Cinema.
Don't be afraid!
Scott Jones from the film Love, Scott survived a physical assault motivated by hatred. He decided to face it and set up the Don’t BE Afraid campaign, which supports the creative fight against homophobia and transphobia. Contribute to its activities or launch an initiative that will help us to respect each other. Visit the campaign website for more information.
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