Vibrant discussions followed the segment on the beginnings of the Peace Corps, and we received a lot of great suggestions for future screening venues. We are also continuing to build out our plan for community screenings around the US and the globe. Keep those suggestions coming!
Now, we are back in the edit suite to finish the full program (and pick up the last remaining interviews). The search for archival materials is turning up some wonderful images and footage, and our team keeps finding new and interesting material to illustrate the Peace Corps over time. Your help in this is absolutely invaluable! Pictures, film, video, newspaper clippings, news reports, documents, audio files, everything you send us contributes to a more complete picture of this complex history. Thank you!
And, as we mentioned before, we will be submitting to film festivals, show the film at conferences, and after a public television broadcast, we’ll make the program available for streaming.
To start all of this off, we will have our big gala premiere in Washington, DC.We are planning on September 22nd to be the big day, and we are hoping that all of you will join us. We will have a red carpet and everything! So stay tuned!
Beyond that, we will be developing lesson plans for universities, high schools, and middle schools so that we can help bring the discussion of the Peace Corps into America’s classrooms.