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Speaking Engagements, Trainings and Workshops

Speaking Engagements

Speaking engagements can be tailored to your specific needs. We aim to offer audience inspiration, and to gain new insights, personal renewal and motivation to venture into communities to create sustainable social change through the power of media. Simon Weinberg, Co-founder of Big Voice Pictures, is an inspirational and keynote speaker at leading conferences, military bases, universities and colleges throughout the country.

Workshops

Filmmaking is a process that doesn’t stop once a film is made.   Our style of filmmaking incorporates a call-to-action designed to influence the hearts and minds of viewers, and to motivate social action.  Our interactive workshops inspire viewers to become part of the film experience by bringing needed change within communities, offering specific ‘take home’ action steps to create change within communities and organizations.

During these workshops we also highlight the special work we do behind-the-scenes in filmmaking: how we shape our stories; the importance of developing trust; building authentic relationships with on-camera participants; distilling the stories that have archetypal messages for the individual, the community, the larger culture; the importance of listening, empathy and compassion and ongoing friendships with on-camera participants who share in the ongoing journey of social change. We illustrate the power of community screenings, and forging collaborative relationships with leading organizations to create movements and grassroots change.

We’ve had great interest in our workshop:  Boys and Men Healing: A Hero’s Journey, a lively, interactive workshop focusing on the healing journey of the male survivors of childhood abuse featured in our film– and the power of telling their stories.   In these workshops we also highlight our storytelling style–following the inspirational model of the hero’s journey in filmmaking.

Heros Journey for abuse survivors

To arrange for a workshop, or speaking engagement email: simon@bigvoicepictures.com

As part of our outreach work, we also collaborate with leaders and organizations, bringing our films to universities and communities along with panel discussions. To learn more visit our Outreach page.

TRAININGS/WORKSHOPS: Utilizing Boys and Men Healing film

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Big Voice Pictures partners with 1in6, Inc. to provide 90– or 120-minute breakout workshops in collaboration with Big Voice Pictures and screenings of Boys and Men Healing and an education rich discussion following.  The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. Their mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. For more information about these events, visit 1in6’s Trainings, Screenings and Discussions or please email: Steve Lepore at steve@1in6.org 1in6, Inc.  also continues to utilize Boys and Men Healing for CAMPUS OUTREACH.  For a campus screening with 1in6, Inc. visit Campus Outreach information, or email Martha Lucia Marin at martha(at)1in6.org

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Mens Project men sexual abuse survivors

 

For Canadian trainings and screenings, we partner with The Men’s Project in Ottawa.  The Men’s Project is a non-profit charitable men’s counseling agency that has been providing services to men and their families since 1997. They also provide individual and couple counseling, as well as a specialized healing program for men who have experienced sexual or physical abuse as children, anger management, emotional intelligence and fathering. For more information email kathy@bigvoicepictures.com

 

MaleSurvivor.org

 

We also collaborate with MaleSurvivor.org,  a not-for-profit organization dedicated to overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men. MaleSurvivor screens Boys and Men Healing throughout the country as a part of their Dare to Dream Events and panel discussions.  Dare to Dream, a free event open to the public, is intended for male survivors of sexual abuse/assault and their loved ones-supportive partners, friends, or family members, and mental health professionals. The events offer a message of hope and healing for abuse survivors, helping male survivors lift the veil of secrecy and shame from their experience. The program features Boys and Men Healing, and facilitated panel discussions with leaders in the field. For more information on bringing a Dare to Dream screening to your community, contact Kathy Barbini at kathy@bigvoicepictures.com or Trisha Massa at  ytamassa@aol.com