Posted February 24, 2021
Written by Ignacio Dayrit, Director of Programs
Everybody knows what a webinar is. It’s predictable. Unimaginative. And short-lived.
At the onset of COVID, webinars were the most common way of hosting meetings, conferences, and training, raising the specter of endless unimaginative webinars full of PowerPoint presentations. CCLR anticipated that webinars would continue to be a primary outreach method for the long-haul. Despite having captive audiences, it would not make for interesting or engaging events. Enter the MOVIENAR. Coined and first envisioned by CCLR, this pre-recorded and edited mashup of a webinar and a documentary movie can be used in place of a webinar but can also stand alone as a mini-documentary. It’s a more interesting format and is versatile beyond the original screening. It could be a more engaging alternative for many organizations performing virtual outreach.