Most hospitals have an Ethics Department which usually hosts a monthly one-hour meeting or information session for staff. This is the ideal place/time for “Hard To Believe” to be screened.
How to arrange a screening in your local hospital:
- Let us know which area you are going to contact hospitals so we make sure no one else is already contacting the same hospital about the same thing.
- Call or visit the hospital and ask to speak to someone in the Ethics Department. If no one is available in the Ethics Department, ask for someone in the Pastoral Care Department. They are usually very sympathetic and can introduce you to someone in the Ethics Department.
- Tell them about the key points of the film using relevant materials
- Ask if the Ethics Department can schedule a screening of “Hard To Believe” in one of their sessions for all the staff.
- Find out from them how it works, what they need, and if you can invite patients or people from outside the hospital to attend. Make sure to clearly understand and follow their requirements!
- It is normal for hospitals to purchase a screening license to show a film, they should understand this as a normal process. When they pay for it they are valuing the content. If they are connected to a library or institution they may purchase an educational license so they can screen the film as often as they like. If they just want to screen it once, they should purchase a one-time screening license.
- Contact us to help you answer any questions you don’t know how to answer or to help you with anything else to arrange the screening.
Key Points to Remember:
- This is an objective, educational film on an important public health issue.
- There is no torture, blood, or scary scenes in the film. It is suitable for all ages.
- It is especially important for medical professionals and students to be aware of this issue.
- The film has been highly recommended by medical and ethical professionals and educators.
- The film has won 11 awards at film festivals.
Study Guide - whenever possible, take a copy of the printed study guide with you so that people can immediately see images and the content of the film without having to watch it.
Trailer - have this on your phone, iPad or other device ready to show them an example of the quality and content of the film.
Film Preview (contact us to request this)
Press Kit - you can print this to show the latest awards and reviews about the film with a short summary.
See the Materials Page for more promotional materials.