FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I support Little Brother?
Where can I attend a Little Brother screening?
How can I schedule the filmmakers to speak at my event?
There are no screenings in my area. How can I watch the Little Brother films at home?
What’s the difference between the educational DVD and the home video?
Are there additional educational resources available?
How many other Little Brother films are to come?
What other cities will Little Brother film in?
Will you revisit the boys included in previous Chapters?
Why are the boys between the ages of nine and thirteen?
What is #LoveitForward?
What is Mapping Our Pledge to Little Brothers?
How can I support Little Brother?
There are several ways to help ensure that the Little Brother conversation continues:
Purchase a Little Brother DVD from Third World Newsreel at www.twn.org.
Make a donation.
Host a Little Brother screening and conversation in your area.
Spread the word. Please tell family, friends and colleagues about the series and feel free to share our website, www.littlebrotherfilm.com. You can also Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlebrotherfilm.
Partner with Little Brother in the production of a future Chapter in the series. If your organization, company, school or group would like to contribute to the filming financially or with in-kind resources, contact us at LittleBrotherFilm@gmail.com.
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Where can I attend a Little Brother screening?
A list of upcoming screenings can be found HERE. To host a screening and Q&A with the Little Brother team, please contact us.
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How can I schedule the filmmakers to speak at my event?
The Little Brother team is available for in-person appearances at screenings, panel discussions, and Little Brother forums in your community. For booking, please contact us here.
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There are no screenings scheduled in my area. How can I watch the Little Brother films at home?
Little Brother films may be ordered on DVD here, or streamed online via Amazon here.
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What’s the difference between the educational DVD and the home video?
The home video is for personal home use only and not permitted for screening or exhibition in public spaces.
The purchase of the educational DVD entitles the owner to the necessary public performance rights for screening the film in educational institutions, houses of worship, for-profit and non-profit organizations, and any other public space.
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Are there additional educational resources available?
Yes. An educational companion to the Little Brother film series is currently being developed with the support of the Open Society Foundation’s Campaign for Black Male Achievement. The curriculum will be available in 2014.
Currently, we recommend several books and reading materials relevant to the development of young black males. These resources can be found in the Little Brother Resources section here.
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How many other Little Brother films are to come?
There are six more short films, or Chapters, planned in the Little Brother series, with a new film in a new city to be released each year. The first four chapters of the series – filmed in Camden, NJ, Chicago, IL, Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL, and Muskogee, OK – have been completed.
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What other cities will Little Brother film in?
Planning and development of Little Brother – Chapter 5 is now under way, and the next city will be announced shortly. Please continue to visit www.littlebrotherfilm.com for updates on future Chapters/cities.
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Will you revisit the boys filmed in previous Chapters?
Each new Chapter in the series will focus on a new group of boys. As we move forward in the series, our website will feature occasional updates on participants from previous Chapters.
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Why are the boys between the ages of nine and thirteen?
Several studies have suggested that black boys perform academically on par with students of other backgrounds up until about the fourth grade, when we begin to see behavioral as well as academic discrepancies. Psychologists including Dr. Charles Thomas, Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu and Dr. Raymond Winbush believe those changes are linked to black boys’ entrance into puberty, and changes in the way that they are perceived and treated by society during that time.Little Brother was designed with this research in mind. One of the goals of the project is to explore the thoughts and feelings of young black males at such a critical stage in their development. For more information, visit the Little Brother Resources section here.
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What is #LoveitForward?
#LoveitForward is a campaign that encourages dialogue in social media forums about the Little Brother series, related news and events. We share this hashtag with Canadian author Jeff Brown, collectively highlighting movements that fit the principles of the #LoveItForward campaign.
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What is Mapping Our Pledge to Little Brothers?
Mapping Our Pledge is an interactive online community charting commitments to black male achievement. Supported by the Open Society Foundation’s Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Little Brother has partnered with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s senior research analyst Dr. Ivory Toldson to map pledges collected from all over the world. To learn more, visit Mapping Our Pledge.
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