We have now publicly released Radical Resilience to watch online. As before, we still encourage you to watch the film together with your affinity groups, in your political projects, with friends, and to discuss and share your feelings and experiences after watching. Activist burnout is not an individual problem, but rather results from structural factors, and so we can only properly address it collectively.
Opening space to break taboos around speaking about activist burnout and trauma was a big motivation for this film. The experiences we’ve made with these discussions has shown us how much power we can find when we share these vulnerable moments together and explore collective solutions.
Here we share questions that we often use to facilitate discussions after the film. Feel free to use them and adapt them to fit your needs.
We also facilitate workshops (online or presence) or discussions on the subjects of the film. Get in contact with us at radicalresilience [at] riseup.net if you are interested.
Our film is available on the basis of free donation. We are very grateful for any support, it will help us continue with this project and with our new film about disability, chronic illness and activism. More info about donating here.
If you want to know more before watching the whole film, you can watch the trailer.
You can watch on Vimeo, kolektiva.media (PeerTube) or YouTube. There are subtitles in English, German, French, Polish and Spanish. The interviews in the film are in several different languages so don’t forget to switch the subtitles on. If you want to show the film with more than one language at a time, you will have to download the film. Please write to us for the download link and we can send you the subtitles eg English/German.
On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buD9k65LsrY
Questions for discussion:
1. What resonates with you when watching the film? What do you recognize from your own life and your groups?
2. – What supports you in being resilient and sustainable in your activism and in your life?
– In what ways does your group culture support resilience?
– What could be improved? What would you like to establish as a group?
3. – What are the next steps?