Based on the coast and mountains of North Carolina, Working Films has a long history of work in the regional South and non-metropolitan areas in states throughout the nation. While some of our coordinated efforts take place in urban areas, most of Working Films’ screenings take place in rural towns and small cities. We use high quality documentaries in live, community events that are co-designed with resident leaders and organizers to advance their goals for social justice and environmental protection. We create spaces for people to come together face-to-face, discuss issues affecting their communities, learn and be inspired by the visual content and one another’s experiences, and generate solutions that meet their needs and priorities. At a time when the nation faces ongoing threats to public health, the environment, civil rights, and democratic participation, and compounded by the fact that civil discourse has all but disappeared, this type of in-person assembly in rural communities is critical for civic engagement.

In 2019, Working Films will launch Rural Cinema with partners in areas directly affected by extractive activities, areas transitioning their economies from ones fueled by extraction to other more sustainable approaches, and places in which environmental injustice is being addressed.

Rural Cinema will create space for residents to build relationships while engaging people around important environmental issues affecting their communities.


Environmental Justice Screening

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For a documentary film to make a difference, a solid strategy for audience engagement and strong partnerships are key. Filmmakers often lack time to do this work themselves or the expertise and the funds to pay for it. Emerging artists, creators of color, and other underrepresented artists can face the…


We’re Growing our Team

Working Films is seeking a Development Manager and Impact Coordinator to join our growing team! Read more about the positions below, consider applying and help spread the word. DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Working Films is conducting a national search for a full-time Development Manager to lead the organization’s fundraising. The Development Manager…


We’re Hiring an Impact Coordinator

IMPACT COORDINATOR  Working Films seeks a passionate, well organized, smart and creative Impact Coordinator to plan and execute grassroots, film-driven organizing campaigns and various aspects of our filmmaker services. Working in collaboration with Working Films’ campaign staff, as well as our network of national, state, and local allies, the Impact Coordinator will…