There have been more than 100 screenings of Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence across the country since its release. These screenings have been large and small, hosted by universities, non-profit organizations, conferences and religious organizations.
Because of the powerful and moving nature of Trigger, it is recommended that audiences be guided through a time of discussion following the film as a way of debriefing and processing what they have learned.
For large, community-oriented screenings, one recommended way to engage audiences is to invite local leaders to participate in a panel discussion, relating how they encounter gun violence in their lines of work and strategies for community engagement. With smaller audiences, it can be more effective to break into small groups of two or three and discuss with one another what each person learned.