1. Computer with internet access and projection capability or television with DVD player
Explain to students how film is one medium that has an incredible power to touch us, transport us, and motivate us.
Read producer Kathy Treat’s story, “The Birth of After the Fall: HIV Grows Up.” Discuss the following quote, “I left that trip with one image— a megaphone. I wanted to be a megaphone so that a larger audience, perhaps even the world, could hear this story—the one that they, themselves, were telling. This is where the idea of the documentary first came to be.”
Select certain focus questions from the After the Fall Viewing Guide for students to consider during and after viewing.
Show the film trailer or the first few minutes of the film. Using selected focus questions from the After the Fall Viewing Guide, model writing a response including collected information, thoughts, feelings, and questions in response to the question.
Show the entire film as students take notes on their thoughts/ observations about the story.
Discuss the impact that both Kathy Treat’s story and the film has on them as viewers.
Students reflect on how Kathy’s story, the film and the people presented in it may inspire them to be a megaphone.
Rock Your World is a program of Creative Visions
Rock Your World is a Program of Creative Visions, a 501(c) (3) organization that supports creative activists - individuals who use the power of media and arts to create positive change in the world.