Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) now has a unique way of telling the long term disaster relief story. The documentary about PDA’s work with the survivors of the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, “Kepulihan: Stories from the Tsunami,” explores the lives of three survivors over the course of four years as they rebuild and reclaim their lives. The film shows the limitations of short term disaster assistance, and how long term assistance can allow people to return to productive, happy lives more quickly. It also shows the value of our work and the critical role that volunteers play in helping others.
PDA has made this film available for group screenings to encourage dialogue, volunteerism and increase understanding of the important work of the Presbyterian Church. The film is ideal for youth groups, mission groups, adult education or any group in the Presbyterian family interested in how our assistance helps dramatically improve the lives of those touched by tragedy.
Please consider helping us deliver this documentary and its powerful message. Follow these steps below to arrange your own church or group screening. Acquiring a $5 copy of the DVD is simple:
1. Visit the web site, www.thetsunamifilm.com to view a trailer and order the film.
2. Go to the “Screening” tab
3. Download and print the PDF documents needed to plan the screening (film info guide, discussion guide, customizable promotion poster).
4. Order the DVD “Kepulihan: Stories from the Tsunami” online or via phone.
5. Review the screening guidelines document to learn how to promote your screening event, plus receive tips on how to plan a successful event.
6. Provide feedback and comments about the screening event to us, and encourage audience members to visit the film’s web site and Facebook page to show their support.
We hope you will take this opportunity to educate your members about what PDA is doing to help others around the world and discover that out of chaos, there is indeed hope.
If you have any questions, please let us know.