...you can't make it on your own - sorry Dave, I had to go there. To be frank today was the first time we had a detailed outside eye view on Helmand (a B-movie). Shona, Katharine (new members), Sacha and Sarah all had a glimpse at our current workings and offered crucial advice on our next steps. We really need to be careful of placing the audience in the right context, giving the tools for analysis and then taking them with us on a clearly mapped out journey. In short, and cutting the pretentious waffle, we need to let them know more about Afghanistan and then put our stamp on events. Today we saw that our work does not yet let enough audience members who don't know much about this distant land in to the work. It's impenetrable, it's a touch on the chaotic but with no stability, no knowledge to compare it to; well, dumbfounded as a reaction is probably the least of our concerns. Still, food for thought, and with an Afghanistan shaped Gobo on the way I suspect that an informative yet interesting preface to our movie credits will be the way forward. Forget, "Do you know what ISAF is up to?" - what about, "What is The Propaganda Company up to!?" Haha! I jest, but it is a serious concern. If we do have an argument about the war, how can people join the debate if they don't know enough about the subject? And what's the point of informing the audience if we don't take an angle? Brains...Om nom nom.