At the beginning of the year, Beasts of the Southern Wild was selected to participate the Sundance Institute's Film Forward program. "FILM FORWARD is an international touring program designed to enhance greater cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences through the exhibition of films, workshops and conversations with filmmakers."
Through the program, we've been able to share the film with audiences around the world in Jordan, Mexico, Puerto Rico and more. Part of Film Forward's initiative is not only to share films with global audiences but also to encourage dialogue and conversation.
Our friends at Film Forward were kind enough to share their discussion guides with the entire Beasts family. Feel free to use these resources as a guideline in your film group, classroom, church or wherever Beasts is talked about. The PDF's are available for download below:
Film Forward Discussion Guide - Basic discussion questions to kick start conversation about the themes within the film
Film Forward Activation Activities - Generated for classrooms but applicable to anyone, these activation activities help trigger discussion about how the film and its themes relate to viewers on a personal level.