Over the past 50 years, the West has sent some $2.3 trillion in aid to Africa, the poorest of the world’s continents. Good Fortune is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. The stories told in Good Fortune are great starting points for your discussions about the effectiveness of international development. Help spread the word about the film in the following ways.
Embed the YouTube Trailer on Your Site
All you have to do is copy the HTML code from the text box below 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.
Promote the Film OnlineLet everyone know that Good Fortune will be appearing on PBS (check local listings) and available to watch on the POV website by posting this 300 x 250 pixel ad on your site and linking to the Good Fortune website.
All you have to do is copy the HTML code from the text window below and paste it into the HTML of your website or blog where you want the image to appear. If you need any help, or would like to request a different sized logo, please email us at events [at] pov.org.
Host a Community Screening
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!) along with a toolkit including a facilitators guide. Organize it »
Have you successfully led an event? We would love to hear about it, and post links to blog posts, pictures, etc.
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Send Out a Tune-In Email or Share Our Facebook Event
Remind your friends, family or organization members to watch Good Fortune on the POV website from July 14 through Oct. 12, 2010. Use this template to send out your own stylish email announcement.
Share on Facebook
Show your love for POV and Good Fortune by "fanning" us on your Facebook profile.
You can also post the Good Fortune trailer on your Facebook profile by linking to this URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOlO4i96TxM. Tell all your friends online to watch the film!
Tweet About Good Fortune
Follow POV on Twitter and get updates sent directly to your cellphone. We'll keep you up-to-date with the latest information about the film, critical reviews, special activities and exclusive video clips.
And if you want to tweet about Good Fortune to your followers, make sure to include "@povdocs" in your tweet so we can track them!
Please tell your friends about these ways to participate in promoting Good Fortune by emailing them this page.
Thank you for your support!