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Our Gorongosa

Can films be used to make an impact where viewing access is limited? We prioritized screening Our Gorongosa in communities bordering a national park in Mozambique. These communities were the film’s target audience, but most communities are in areas with limited access to cinemas, television, and internet. We used mobile cinemas to bring the film directly to the border communities. The viewings also provided an opportunity to have meaningful discussions about how people thrive alongside the park.

Inventing Tomorrow

In Inventing Tomorrow, we share the stories of passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to the world’s environmental threats- found right in their own backyards- while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescents. Learn more about how this film connected with audiences and classrooms.

Lucky Specials

Can films change people’s behavior and improve public health outcomes? The Lucky Specials brings together an engaging story, great music, and scientific animations for an engaging cinematic experience. In addition to being entertaining, viewers learned about tuberculosis prevention and management and shortly after watching the film, changed their habits and behaviors to reduce the spread of TB.

Backyard Wilderness

Throughout the country, libraries are valuable centers for family learning. Our giant screen film Backyard Wilderness focuses on how much we can learn about the world by observing our own environment, no matter where we are. We partnered with libraries to spread the message, because who knows the needs of a community better than their local library? This qualitative report describes different ways local libraries implemented a BioBlitz to serve their ecosystems and communities.

Amazon Adventure

Giant screen films are well-known for awe-inspiring family fun, but can they be useful in helping people better understand the work of scientists? In this study, we found that viewers of Amazon Adventure changed their perception of scientists and the natural world after watching this award-winning, giant screen film.