HOW TO BRING RÉVEIL
COLLEGE OR COMMUNITY
Réveil evolved as a video dialog within a French community of New England that is almost absent now from public visibility. That dialog began with videotaped audience response to Ben Levine's first film on the French: Si Je comprends bien ( If I really understand) 1980. These dialogs informed the evolution of the film and often became part of it.
The current version of Réveil (I hr 42 min.) is not intended as a general audience television program, but rather as the focus of a community event in which the history, culture, and current issues of the French can become visible again in public. To help support French cultural survival, we are distributing the film as a series of public dialogs using the film both to educate and to stimulate participation in engaging the issues. (See also Art, Culture, and Community Economic Development).
Following the presentation of the film, Ben Levine facilitates an audience dialog aimed at deepening and clarifying our understanding of the cultural themes and choices open to the French, to students and teachers, and the non-French alike. (See also audience response).
We have a sliding fee structure for presentations depending on the size of the audience and the setting.
College and University presentations are often hosted by the French Department, the Student Activities organization, a Diversity Program, or by a consortium of departments interested in the issues.
French cultural organizations, Francophile groups such as l'Alliance Française or civic organizations usually host community presentations.
For more information about fees, arrangements, and booking
Ben Levine at (207) 594-9988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.