The social and economic influence of such projects is, by its nature, difficult to determine. The situation in Kenya is in flux, with a new Constitution which, although it seeks to nullify some of the corruption inherent in the previous system, still needs to be fully implemented and tested. Community policing controlled by the Police was introduced in Kuria after the film was made but, as anticipated by many, has been deemed to fail. The situation thus remains open. However, the film is now known to a range of constituencies in Kenya, both at local and national levels, including the Kenyan Institute of Administration which undertakes security training for Government and related personnel.
In the field of development policy, it has been taken up in UK by DFID. Since 2010, the film has been used in a module on the Security and Justice course. The course is designed to provide knowledge and guidance to policy makers, practitioners and others involved in delivering assistance in developing countries. It is funded by DFID, FCO, MOD and MOJ and is run 4 to 5 times a year.
Some of the findings of the research have also been made available to wider publics, through the distribution of DVDs, public screenings in Nantes and London and though You Tube. Outreach was planned through a series of short 5 minute films, two of which have been completed, Elizabeth and A World in Passing. Both of these were accepted by the Cannes International Film Festival for the Court Métrage, thus introducing the subject to new audiences. They were later posted on You Tube.