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Partner Toolkit

We’re glad you’re excited about the broadcast of El Velador. Here you'll find everything you need to get involved with the film, from alerting your community to the PBS national broadcast, to hosting a free screening. It’s easy to do. Scroll down for a list of ways that you can share this film with your friends, family, and community.

El Velador will have its premiere broadcast on PBS on
Thursday, September 27th at 10 PM. (check local listings)


Sign Up for a Reminder

We will send you an email reminder the week before the PBS broadcast premiere. Forward to your friends, family or organization members as a reminder to watch El Velador on PBS on September 27, 2012! Sign Up »

Embed the Trailer on Your Site

Tip: Roll your mouse over the video screen, click on the "Embed" button in the toolbar, copy the code and paste it into the HTML of your blog or web page where you want the trailer to appear. If you would like to adjust the size of the video window, just change the height and width dimensions within the code. If you have any questions about embedding video or anything else on this page, please email us at events {at}

Host a Premiere Party for a chance to win an El Velador DVD!


Invite friends and family to watch El Velador on your television or laptop the night of the national broadcast premiere on September 27th (check local listings), or during the first two weeks that the film is streaming online for free.

You can then enter a random drawing by 5 p.m ET on October 11th for a chance to win a POV Premiere Party Pack including an El Velador DVD, books, DVDs, sustainable food items, and more! For more information, visit the POV Premiere Party page.

Alert Your Community


Download the
Movie Poster (8.5x14) »


Send Out a
Reminder Email »

"Like" Us on Facebook

povdocs.jpg Show your love for POV and El Velador and "like" us on your Facebook profile and let your friends know that you'll be watching by RSVPing to our Facebook event, too.

You can also post the El Velador trailer on your Facebook profile by linking to this URL: Tell all your friends to watch the film September 27th!

Tweet About It

Help spread the word about the El Velador broadcast by tweeting about it! We've even put together some sample tweets for you below.

Twitter birdFollow @povdocs for the latest news in documentaries.

Follow @povengage for the latest in community screenings and lesson plans.

EL VELADOR: The Mexican drug war - seen through a cemetery. Watch 9/27 on @povdocs @PBS #documentary

EL VELADOR: The Mexican drug war - seen through a cemetery & its night watchman. Watch 9/27 on @povdocs @PBS

9/27 on POV: El Velador (The Night Watchman) witnesses the afterlife of Mexico's drug wars @PBS #documentary

EL VELADOR follows the night guard of mausoleums built for Mexico's notorious drug lords. 9/27 on @povdocs @PBS

Who can afford such luxuries and die so young? EL VELADOR 9/27 on @povdocs @PBS #documentary

Beyond Broadcast

Host a Sneak Preview Screening

The Way We Get By screening

Photo by Larry Glenn, Hands On Network

If you are a community organizer, high school, after school, college or ESL teacher, young person using media to reach your peers or a PBS station employee interested in planning free screenings in your community, please sign up with POV's Community Network and we'll loan you a copy of the film (for free!)
Organize it »

Screening Toolkit

Find everything you need to host your own free screening, from a step-by-step instructional guide, to tools to alert your local press, to an easy flyer template to fill out and print, and audience evaluations to distribute after your screening. It's all here!


Step-by-Step Guide »


Partner Agreement »


Press Release »


Media Contact Form »


Audience Evaluation »


Flyer Template (8.5x14) »

Discussion Materials


Discussion Guide (PDF) »


  Lesson Plan »


  Reading List »

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