Distribution and Educational Outreach

Distribution Strategy:  Shamans is a feature length documentary created for distribution to broad-based U.S. and international audiences. Targeted distribution venues include theatrical and film festival release, public can cable television (PBS, Discovery, BBC, foreign), educational distribution markets, government agency distribution, direct DVD sales and Internet distribution and outreach.

The producer is currently developing these distribution and marketing strategies with our associates at the Environmental Media Fund (please see attached letter of support).

Marianna Yarovskaya’s previous films have shown on PBS in the United States, European and Asian television, and have won awards at dozens film festivals in the US, Canada, Asia and Europe, including the Cannes International Film Festival, Hot Docs in Toronto, Slamdance, Ft. Lauderdale, Cracow Film Festival, One World (Prague), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, United Nations Film Festival, and many others.

Public & Educational Outreach:  The producer will collaborate with the Environmental Media Fund and other NGO organizations that support media projects dealing with today’s pressing ecological issues to build a comprehensive education and public outreach plan around the film.  The film will tour extensively in the United States,  Asia, China, Bali, Peru and Russia. We already have invitations from U.S. film festivals and educators, and secured invitations in Ubud, in theaters in Moscow, and in China’s Yunnan province.

We are planning broad based distribution and outreach in U.S. educational markets that includes events and screenings on college campuses, house parties, and corporately sponsored, free DVD distribution to schools. Another educational outreach goal we hope to be able to implement includes working with collaborating institutions to create and distribute educational curricula and teaching tools that teach about the connection between personal health and global stewardship.

We will be collaborating with the Nature Conservancy Center in China and Indonesia, and the Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge (CBIK) to screen the film in educational venues and with global policy makers, stakeholders and grassroots groups.  



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