Our Spring 2012 Newsletter is now available to download
Spring Newsletter 2012
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Purple Field Productions have already produced nine educational films, on crucial issues relating to health, disability, sustainable agriculture and the environment – and more films are planned. Film is a popular and extremely effective medium to impart knowledge and awareness of a wide range of subjects. For optimum effect these films need to reach the widest possible target audience. Effective distribution is the key to this and PFP is developing imaginative and innovative means appropriate to local conditions.
However, the majority of our films are designed specifically to be shown in rural areas where access to much needed information is extremely limited and distribution to these areas has always been difficult, and is becoming increasingly so. To combat this problem PFP are working in collaboration with Electric Pedals, who have developed a pedal powered mobile cinema which combines generator and projector to show films in rural areas that do not have electric power. Plans are in place to send a team out to Malawi in 2013 with the equipment and expertise to train local communities in the maintenance and operation of the pedal powered projector.
We are also piloting a scheme recruiting distribution managers to work in the local country to increase the distribution of our films amongst the communities concerned. We currently have a distribution manager working out in Cambodia developing and delivering distribution plans for the PFP disability awareness film “Encourage and I Can”. Plans are also in place to recruit a manager this autumn to work out in Ghana in a similar role distributing the “The Time Is Now” – a PFP film highlighting the problems faced by children in Ghana with cerebral palsy.
We are launching an appeal and carrying out various fundraising activities throughout this year to help raise the much needed funds to finance these initiatives.
Please visit our online fundraising webpage at www.thebiggive.org.uk to find out more about our distribution plans and how you can help support us.