Community Screenings

BOL thrives on exploring stories involving the community. BOL thrives on authentic representation of the context from the point of view of the "local", aiming to define the present areas of concern, their dreams and aspirations for the future and plausible solutions that bring about social improvements.

Screening the films back to the community by involving the participants helps in engaging the local audience, initiate dialogue and criticism through their feedback. The use of indigenous narrative pattern, traditional art form and music helps in instant character identification and recognition, generates empathy and bridges the gap between the characters and audience. Thus on one hand, it promotes the traditional art form and the other, initiates dialogue on complex and sensitive subjects that is otherwise difficult to address. The use of indigenous materials further helps in acknowledging the community and instills confidence in them.