Social Activism, Grassroots Distribution, and The Golf War
Social Change Goals
The Golf War - a story of land, golf and revolution in the Philippines -
is an organizing tool. With the documentary's grassroots distribution we are
building international solidarity for the peasant struggle in the
Philippines, as well as providing a model of resistance for people
development issues here in the U.S.
Although we will make the documentary available to traditional
outlets, such as television and festival screenings, the critical part of
the documentary's distribution is grassroots distribution. The piece
to a mass audience, not just to the typical documentary viewer. We believe
the strongest form of solidarity stems from people who share common
experiences of injustice.
To date, we have organized fifteen venues to screen The Golf War, with
countless more, as video copies are sold at screenings and on our Website. By April of 2000 we will have screened the piece in
urban areas across the country and in Europe. The second stage of distribution from May to October 2000 will focus on
areas generally kept off the itineraries of independent filmmakers. Venues
in smaller towns will range from union halls and churches/synagogues to
rural college campuses and community theaters.
more on a global model for resistance