Can Josh do live Q&A with my audience?
Yes! Josh loves interacting with audiences.
After you screen and discuss the movie, Josh can join your group live for 15-30 minutes of question and answer using a video conference module such as Skype. Your audience can ask him questions by raising their hands and asking directly or, if they prefer, via text message on their cell phones or via instant message on their laptops. The later options ensure that audience members feel free to ask difficult or otherwise embarrassing questions and allow individuals with speech impairments to participate.
After the event, your group can continue to keep in touch with Josh and with each other by joining the official "Laughing at Our Differences" Facebook group.
Yes, there is a captioned edition available.
Yes. Approximately 20% of an eighty-person audience responded to a survey by visiting a website after a "Laughing at Our Differences" event. We especially encourage you to read the unfiltered messages from students in the last question (click on "view"). Review the survey results.
We produced this movie because so many schools and organizationed were interested in a live version of the show but didn't have an "events budget" to bring Josh to their evebt. We developed the DVD as a cost effective alternative for promoting disability and diversity awareness.
The movie encompasses many themes for which resources are readily available at most universities and colleges. In our experience, this is an event that creates excitement and interest across many different campus communities, so it won't be difficult for you to assemble a coalition of funding sources. For example, you may wish to contact:
This is an entertaining movie, but ultimately the purpose of your event extends beyond the laughter. You want your audience to apply the ideas to their lives and to their behavior. The best way to do this is by leading a discussion about how the concepts Josh discusses apply to your local community. Your discussion can follow either of these two different formats:
We will supply you with suggested discussion questions.
Your purchase of the movie comes with a site license for unlimited public screenings on your campus or for your organization for twelve months. Thereafter, you can renew your license for a nominal fee.
You can maximize the value of your investment in the movie by incorporating it into awareness activities and training throughout the year. Here are some ideas:
The movie is only sold with a site license for public viewing, so while you are welcome to buy it for personal use, this option would probably be cost prohibitive. Instead, we recommend you watch it free online by entering your email address in the box at the top of the page.
Your purchase of "Laughing at Our Differences" comes with a Movie Event Kit that includes everything you need, including:
This is a turnkey event based on best practices for awareness events, so we'll give you all the materials you need, thus minimizing your time investment for planning and promoting. Your Movie Event Kit includes time-tested, timesaving information like:
We recommend you purchase the movie several months in advance, so you can reserve a room on campus and have your event listed in activity calendars.
The movie runs forty minutes and is divided into four chapters. We recommend you show one chapter at a time, breaking between each for five to seven minutes to allow for discussion about how the themes from that chapter apply to your community or organization. All together, your "Laughing at Our Differences" event should last about ninety minutes.