Host A Screening FAQ

What is a Community Screening Tour?

We believe in the power of storytelling to transform perspectives. A primary goal of Baba Babee Skazala has always been to share these memories with younger generations. By embracing the power of film, media, and interactive experiences, we engage communities and inspire human connections. The Community Screening Tour empowers communities to directly share Baba Babee Skazala.

The Film Discussion Guide helps empower organizers to lead conversations and inspire audiences to take action – connecting with their own family histories, supporting efforts to preserve oral histories.

What are your goals for the Community Screening Tour?

  •           Sharing this important part of history with audiences who might not otherwise learn about it

  •           Sparking dialogue about how history is molded & shared

  •           Encouraging people to consider how this part of history connects to current conversations about refugees & immigrants

  •           Increasing family connections & empathy for cultural groups outside one’s own

  •           Tell us what you want to accomplish by screening Baba Babee Skazala!

How can I be part of the Community Screening Tour?

Host a DIY screening in your local community or connect the right organizations to be involved with hosting. Our DIY Screening Kit makes planning & promotion easy!

Click here to visit the Host A Screening Page.

How does the DIY Screening Kit work?

When you host a screening, you are organizing the event. It’s your event, so it’s up to you to choose the date, time, venue, partners, team and other details, then promote it within your community and coordinate the event.

While some people do all the organizing themselves, we recommend putting a team together to help with planning, promotion, and most definitely support on screening day. Cultural, historical or educational organizations and businesses in your community make great partners, and might be able to lend support and volunteers.

We provide a digital DIY Screening Kit with a planning guide, event tips and digital images you can use for promotion.  

Ready to Do It?

Choose the screening kit package that best fits you, and add it to your cart.

Fill out the licensing order form and submit payment for your order.

Once your payment is processed, it’s time to start planning. You’ll receive the Digital Promo Toolkit in your email inbox to help you organize your event.

Promote! You will do the outreach and promotion to empower your network with our helpful Digital Promo Toolkit.

Once your DVD or Blu-ray arrives, test your setup before your screening! This is very important!

We’ll send you a post-event survey to see how everything went!

How do I buy a screening kit?

You have two options:

1.        Directly through our SHOP. You can add the product to your cart and checkout directly on our website.

2.       If your organization requires you receive an invoice to request funds, you can request a screening through the invoicing form. Someone on our team will respond to your request.

Where can a screening be held?

There are numerous options for finding a venue to screen the film. For the best experience, we recommend a local cinema, theater, or auditorium outfitted with a projector, screen and audio system. Colleges, universities, high schools, religious and community centers often have event spaces with audio/video capabilities.

We’re flexible though, you could host a screening at your next big special event, conference, local community center, or at your company’s annual meeting. Use your imagination!

What if I want to host more than one screening?

That would be awesome! Contact us through the request form to discuss bulk discounts on licensing 3 or more screenings.

What does Public Viewing Edition mean?

This edition allows you to share the film with a public audience. We also offer a Classroom Only Edition for K-12 and University educators who will be using the film in a classroom setting.

Please note that while Baba Babee Skazala is unrated, we generally don’t recommend it for ages under 10 as there are a few graphic images from the World War II era.

What if I want to show it in my classroom and with a larger audience in a school assembly?

You should purchase the Public Viewing Edition, it covers both.

Can I show the movie more than once?

Yes - as long as it’s in the same location.

What if I have another location or a friend that wants to show the movie?

The standard license only covers ONE site location; however, you may be able to upgrade your license to include more than one location for an additional reduced fee per location. Send us a message via our contact page with details.

What is the Digital Promo Kit?

The Digital Promo Toolkit includes resources we have created to help empower you to plan a successful screening. You will find a sample press release, social media images, FAQs, and important reminders for things to do before you screening. The success of your screening is dependent on the work you put into planning, so use these tools as much as you can!

What is the Discussion Guide?

The Discussion Guide is a curated set of resources to empower screening hosts to take the audience engagement to the next level. It includes best practices for screening hosts, discussion questions, facts and background information, and extended learning resources.

Can I have filmmakers or interviewees speak at my event?

It always makes for an especially engaging event when a film team member or featured interviewee speaks at your screening. We can host live Q&A’s, participate in panels, deliver keynotes, and host workshops.  Speakers can be booked with your screening rental, and require a separate honorarium plus travel costs. Submit a request for a speaker or workshop on our Speaker Page.

Not sure how to fund that?

We recommend partnering with like-minded organizations, local sponsors, or local school/university to help share costs. Framing your screening as a fundraiser can incentivize a sponsor, and ticketing your event or asking for donations at the door is completely up to you. You may also be able to apply for a grant, or ask your librarian to add it to your library’s collection.

With appropriate planning, you’ll be happy to see the screening kit’s cost coming back to you – in more ways than one. Here are just a few ideas to cover your event budget, and maybe even have 💵 left over so that your time and energy are covered:

Ask for donations (Recommended donation: $10-25). Charging mandatory admission for screening entry is prohibited but donations are encouraged.

Find local sponsors who want exposure and publicity for their products or services in the community and will chip in for the kit in exchange for some promotion.

Get a team of volunteers or a local restaurant to donate some food or snacks to give for free to bring added value to your event.

Can I purchase a copy of the film to keep?

The film is not yet available for individual purchase, but we’re actively planning for official release!  You can pre-order a DVD that will be shipped upon release. Just go to our SHOP.

About the Film FAQ:

How long is the movie?

The total run-time of the movie is 69 minutes.

What is the film about?

Baba Babee Skazala tells little-known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes in the crush between the Nazi and Soviet fronts in World War II. Spending their childhood as refugees in Europe, these inspiring individuals later immigrated to the United States, creating new homes and communities through their grit, faith and deep belief in the importance of preserving culture.

Watch the trailer here.

Is it appropriate for all audiences?

In general, yes, but there are a few graphic archival images from World War II that may be upsetting to viewers under age 10. If you have questions about this, please contact us.

Does the film have closed captions?

Not yet – we need additional funding to make this happen, but would love to do it!

Is the film in English? Do you have a Ukrainian version?

The film is mostly in English, with English subtitles when someone is speaking Ukrainian. We don’t have a version subtitled in Ukrainian yet – we plan to do this.

What about other languages?

Not yet, but if you can help with translation, please reach out.

How did this project start? Why did you create Baba Babee Skazala?

You can read all about the beginnings of this project and our production process in our Blog posts here.

How do I host a screening of Baba Babee Skazala?

We’re thrilled you want to be a part of sharing these stories. We’ve tried to make the process easy for you, start here.

Where can I buy a copy of Baba Babee Skazala?

Right now, we’re only selling Educational and Community licenses. The film is not yet available for individual purchase, but we’re actively planning for official release!  You can pre-order a DVD that will be shipped upon release. Just go to our SHOP. Sign up for our newsletter for updates on Blu Ray & digital streaming.

Can I meet the interviewees or the filmmakers?

Absolutely. We are available for Q&A’s, speaking engagements and workshops. Learn more and submit and an inquiry.

If you have other questions, just reach out!