Bring STORM LAKE to your community, in-person or virtually. Email and a member of our impact team will provide everything you need for a successful event. Please indicate if you are interested in a post-screening Q&A or talk with co-directors Beth Levison and Jerry Risius, or film subject Art Cullen.

Bring Storm Lake to your university, school, library, educational programs and curriculum. Educational licenses are available now through Film Platform! Storm Lake is widely used and taught in course subjects such as journalism, communications, political science, and humanities. Click here to license Storm Lake and bring the film to your school.


Download the STORM LAKE discussion guide created by Indie Lens here, which includes tips for facilitating conversation, suggested discussion questions, resources for further learning and more.

Plan to use STORM LAKE in an educational setting?

Explore our two educational materials created in partnership with the News Literacy Project, an incredible organization dedicated to working with educators, journalists and the general public to give students the skills they need to discern fact from fiction and to know what to trust, share and act on.

We worked with NLP to launch two in depth discussion guides designed to prompt dialogue and reflection before and after screenings of Storm Lake. One is a general guide designed for adult learners and community members and the second is a curriculum tailored for use in high school classrooms. Both use STORM LAKE to make the essential connection between the news we consume, local journalism, an informed public and a functioning democracy!

Each guide contains activities for pre viewing, mid viewing and post viewing analysis of the film’s themes, thought provoking discussion questions with accompanying time stamps, helpful infographics, news gathering and evaluation exercises crafted for individuals, small groups or the whole classroom to promote critical thinking and news consumption, as well as an action plan to encourage  community members and students to engage with local journalism in their communities after watching.

Help us track the impact of the film by sharing our audience survey with your event attendees.

Film stills, photos and additional graphics are available here in our digital press kit. Looking for something specific? Reach out to for assistance.