JOIN THE RESISTERHOOD COLLEGE SCREENING TOUR!
Inspire Audiences, Register Voters, Make Your Voice Heard.
We are bringing this powerful and inspiring documentary to college campuses around the United States to start important conversations around voting, activism, and political engagement. Read our Pitch Kit below and fill out the screening request form to bring RESISTERHOOD to your campus!
All screening events are completely FREE to campus groups!
ABOUT THE FILM
RESISTERHOOD is an award winning, feature-length documentary that follows 6 diverse Americans as they fight for social justice on the streets and in the halls of power. Meet our subjects as they, along with tens of thousands of other protesters, descend on Washington DC for the largest single day of protest in American History, the 2017 Women’s March. Follow along as a Muslim immigrant, an octogenarian civil rights marcher, the great-granddaughter of a Suffragist, a Puerto Rican power couple, and a self-proclaimed Rainbow Warrior work to protect our rights and inspire others to join this peaceful and historic movement. RESISTERHOOD is a testament to the strength of ordinary Americans during this extraordinary time.
The College Screening Tour features the newly edited version of RESISTERHOOD which is 56-minutes in length. This is an English-language film with subtitles available.
Joanna, nicknamed the "Rainbow Warrior", is a soccer player with the Washington Spirit who uses the platform of professional sports to champion the rights of the LGBTQ community. We join her as she marches with Athlete Ally, a group of professional and Olympic athletes. We chant with her as she officially starts the second Women's March from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. And we bask in Joanna's unbridled optimism and unapologetic joy as she inspires everyone she meets.
Mimi is a popular political activist, Egyptian immigrant, and grandmother of 15. She was asked to run for county office in the 2018 Midterm elections. We follow her journey through campaigning and elections and watch as she tries to ride the wave of women being elected to office with the hope changing the face of politics in this country.
DR. JEAN GEARON
Although she is the great-granddaughter of one of the original American Suffragists, Jean's transformation into a political activist didn’t begin until the day after the 2016 election. Calling on her friends, Jean turned her small book club into the 400 member Women’s Alliance for Democracy and Justice. We watch this determined group of budding activists get involved in local and state politics as well as the fight to ratify the ERA - the same battle Jean's great-grandmother fought more than a hundred years ago.
LUIS AND SORAIDA GUTIERREZ
This couple is no stranger to protests in their fight for immigrant rights. A longtime Congressman from Chicago, Luis led the charge to boycott the 2017 Inauguration, but it was his wife, Soraida, who inspired their participation in the first Women’s March. We follow Luis & Soraida as they fight for the rights of Dreamers and bring attention to the plight of families separated at the border.
Margaret first marched from Selma to Montgomery alongside John Lewis and Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965. Now, at 82 years young, Margaret has no plans of slowing down. We follow her as she makes her voice heard at a variety of protests, beginning with the Women’s March where she proudly wears her “Black Lives Matter” button and a pink pussy hat. Through Margaret’s eyes, we see decades of political activism and a determination to educate future generations about the need to stand against injustice.
WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT RESISTERHOOD
“If you want to effect change, you must participate. If you need a reminder that your vote, your voice matters, start with RESISTERHOOD”
— Rachel Willis, Maddwolf
COLLEGE SCREENING TOUR
The Impact Goal
We aim to use the inspiring stories in RESISTERHOOD to increase political engagement among young people and register college students to vote. We are achieving this goal by hosting RESISTERHOOD screenings and voter registration parties at colleges and universities around the United States.
Partner with RESISTERHOOD
We are partnering with ...
Political Science, Film, History, and Gender Studies Departments
Diversity and Inclusion Centers
Offices of Civic Engagement
College Democrat Clubs
Political Action Clubs
Service / Professional Fraternities
LGBTQ+, Black & Muslim Student Groups
Student Media Outlets
History / Gender Studies Honor Societies
... and other college / university groups dedicated to registering voters & celebrating powerful stories.
Our Campus Partners Will Work with the RESISTERHOOD Team to Host a Screening & Voter Registration Event.
From a student screening with Democracy Summer Interns
SCREENING EVENT OUTLINE
From a member of the Screening Partner Org., a member of the RESISTERHOOD team, or a pre-recorded intro from Director CJ Crim.
Screen RESISTEROOD Film
56 minutes long.
Q&A / Talk Back Session
Option 1: Show Pre-recorded Q&A with film director and film subjects.
Option 2: Member(s) of RESISTERHOOD team join live for Q&A session, in-person or virtual (based on team availability).
Option 3: Screening Partner curates panel of professors, student activists, local representatives, etc.
Option 4: Discussion guide is provided for an open discussion or "Talk Back" session with audience members.
Voter Registration Booth
Booth & info table is open to audience members with info on candidates, voter deadlines, ways to get involved, etc. (provided by RESIST team & host org.).
Optional Additional Impact Activity
Organized by Screening Partner Org. with RESISTERHOOD support. Fundraiser, phone bank, postcard writing, protest sign making, zine making, on-campus protest, civic outreach fair or another idea!
Follow-Up Event: Walk To The Polls
Screening Partner Org. meets again on election day, watches short video from RESISTERHOOD team to get inspired & then group walks to the polls to cast their vote. Org. can also meet to fill out mail-in ballots or watch the election results.
Screening Partners will Receive a Comprehensive Screening Kit to Help Them Host a Successful Event.
The Kit Includes:
Ability to organize live Q&A with RESIST Team (if scheduling allows)
Pre-recorded intro from Director CJ Crim
Pre-recorded Q&A session with film subjects and director
Discussion Guide for "talk back" with audience members
Voter registration tool
Info on voting / civic engagement / ways to get involved to hand out to students
Guidelines & ideas for additional impact activities
Promotional materials (posters, social media templates, press release, film trailer & stills, etc.)
Walk to the Polls event materials
Inspiring video from RESIST team to play on election day