As a response to the rising domestic violence against women during the COVID-19 lockdown, we made a video titled “13 Ways To Deal With Domestic Violence in a Lockdown” containing practical steps for domestic violence survivors and bystanders.
“People in my village didn’t know much about the legal system, but now because of access to TV, people know more because of news, TV serials and dramas.”
We know that emotion, drama, and humor play a vital role in allowing people to be engaged with a character or story. But shows with the ‘Sabido methodology’ are not those that merely discuss something educational while still being entertaining, but rather are those that intentionally model the desired behavior through a character.
A study showed that the non-violent resistance movements had a success rate of 53% – twice as effective and likely to succeed as compared to their violent counterparts.
We live in an age where globally, on average, we have more democracy and more power to participate in change than before – teaching civics through entertainment could help us realize that power.
Far too many movies portray taking the law into your own hands a solution for change.