SCREENING CASE STUDY
Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking
The Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking is a community collective of professional service providers and volunteers who want to end Human Trafficking. http://northlandfamily.org/flagstaff-initiative-trafficking/
Organization: Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking
" This is by far the best documentary about human trafficking that I have ever viewed. California is a neighboring state, and many of our local survivors have identified that they have been trafficked in locations depicted by the film. "
- Kate Wyatt, Human Trafficking Project Coordinator at Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking
What was the intended outcome in facilitating the screening?
We wanted to provide the community an opportunity to view this amazing documentary and learn more about human trafficking locally, and through a broad range of trafficking experiences.
Do you feel the intended outcome was achieved?
Yes! Many people stated they learned a lot from the video and that it was beneficial to have so many various experiences depicted.
How do you feel the film supported your efforts and intended outcomes?
This is by far the best documentary about human trafficking that I have ever viewed. California is a neighboring state, and many of our local survivors have identified that they have been trafficked in locations depicted by the film. It was also very eye opening to attendees to see how different each situation is, but also provided hope that there is help for survivors and that there is a large network of survivors to support each other.
Following the screening, did attendees seek additional services or resources related to sex trafficking?
Yes, many people identified wanting to become more involved in our efforts.
Following the screening, do you feel people in the audience had a better understanding of sex trafficking?
Yes! Follow-up questions that were more informed and supportive of survivors instead of blaming and shaming. There were also conversations about indicators that people have seen in the community and discussion of how they can report in the future.
What additional information or resources did attendees request?
Ways to help in our community Curriculum for Schools
ADVICE TO FUTURE HOST
What are lessons learned that would be important to know for future screenings?
This second screening was very successful! We started bringing awareness and sharing information early, which was very helpful! Dates and Times are always hard, so picking a summer evening when families do not have to worry about getting kids to bed may be beneficial.
What populations/communities would benefit from a film screening?
What are valuable tactics to ensuring the event is successful?
Encouraging RSVP/payment before attendance may help people commit. Broad range of people invited Facebook/Instagram Ads
What advice would you give to others wanting to host a screening?
Even if you don't get a huge audience, people who are there will learn a lot and will share what they learned. Even if you don't get 300 people, it's still a success! Engage church members/community Engage Schools
Please explain in detail why you would or would not recommend this film to be screened to others in your community or at large.
Always highly recommend! I cannot say enough how much I love this documentary and appreciate the time and effort that was put in to such a quality documentary.
If your community has undergone other types of events/trainings on sex trafficking, how would you compare the response to this screening as compared to the other types of event/trainings?
This film generates a much higher response and better feedback than other videos.