Film Focus Group

We had a great visit to a source community today where Leo and I ran a screening of a ten minute IJM film and a focus group to discuss.

Many thanks to our wonderful participants who gave their honest and insightful feedback.

You can watch the film here.

We are seeking to learn what kind of impression this film (intended for an American audience) would make in a source community (an area where children are often trafficked from). We would like to know if it is possible to make some adjustments so we can utilize it in prevention work.

It was filmed at Lake Volta last year. I got to help with pre-filming location scouting and finding locals to participate, so it is really fun to see it come full circle.

So far the reception was extremely positive, but we will need to repeat in other contexts.

What are your thoughts on the film? I’d love to hear them in the comments below.

5 thoughts on “Film Focus Group

  1. Very touching and vivid. Knowing something of the manner in which kids are taken into this servitude still makes it difficult to image a family member preying on young kids. Matt, I hope this reaches into many hearts and helps villages and families understand what is going on.


  2. This is an amazing film and powerful, well done and very moving! It has such a hopeful message and encouraging in that there is a solution.


  3. I have spent the last few hours reading your blog and just watched this film. What a powerful testimony, Matt – I can’t imagine a single person watching this who wouldn’t be incredibly moved by both the tragedy that so many children are enduring and the hope that IJM and people like you have been providing. Talk about being the hands and feet of Jesus! Bless you for what you did in your 2+ years in Ghana, and what God leads you to in your next endeavor. Wherever it is, no doubt you will continue bless those around you.
    Phyllis Wilson, Simi Valley

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