Compassion have created a film that brings to life the reality of what life is like for a Child in poverty. It shows children from Ethiopia, Kenya, Brazil and India. It doesn't stop there though, the film then goes on to show what the Church is doing in response to child poverty. In the words of Compassion; "58: The Film shows a vision of extreme poverty coming to an end and invites us to become part of the possibilities."
58:The Film has begun touring Australian capital cities, the tour dates are as follows:
TOUR DATES AND VENUESNT - Tuesday 22 MAY – Casuarina Baptist Church, 44 Dripstone Road Nakara, Darwin
WA - Thursday 24 MAY – Metrochurch, 142 Beaufort Street Perth
SA - Friday 25 MAY – Hope Church, 11-16 South Terrace (corner Vinrace St) Adelaide
QLD - Saturday 26 MAY – Life Church, 109 Golda Ave Salisbury Brisbane
ACT - Wednesday 30 MAY – Hughes Baptist Church, Groom Street Hughes Canberra
VIC - Thursday 31 MAY – Activate Church, 1/20 Melbourne St Ringwood, Melbourne
TAS - Friday 1 JUNE – Abundant Life Church, 490 South Arm Road, Lauderdale, Hobart
NSW – Saturday 2 JUNE – Village Church Annandale, Cnr Johnston Street and Booth Street Annandale, Sydney
DOORS OPEN 6:45 PM and the film will begin at 7:00 PM. Evening finished by 9:00PM.
I'm excited about these because everybody who attends will receive a FREE action kit which includes a copy of the film so you can host your own screening. The website includes a bunch of free resources to help you promote your screening.
I think film screenings can be a simple yet effective way to raise awareness and inspire action. You never know what seeds will planted and brilliant ideas will form from simply opening up your home, or a hall or anywhere to show a film. With winter fast approaching, and nights becoming cooler and cooler, why not grab some blankets, pillows, turn on the stove and make some hot chocolate-then settle in for an evening of inspiration.
Make sure you take a look at the website!