A few things have urged me to re address this......
Firstly we showed I Daniel Blake, stepping out of our comfort zone, not our usual film yet a film with an important message, and we weren't disappointed! A lot of people turned up to watch.
Secondly there has been a lot of interest in a series called 13 reasons why, which also covers teen suicide and bullying, a lot of discussion has been made on whether this film helps! I don't believe it will cause more teen suicides and I think it helps to bring the issues to the forefront rather than hiding it away. But I do believe it doesn't go far enough, it doesn't take the next step to help show what we can do as a response.
I feel more called to show this film, I am hoping to show it during the summer or for the beginning of the next school year.
I would however like to make it opened up to all and hopefully get the support of other churches to make the most of this opportunity. I hope the local high schools will get involved and use the educational resources available with the film.
So what can you do??
Do you know a high school teen? 12+, Do you work with youth or are you part of a church with youth?? Can you help spread the word??
Please comment or get in touch!!