The filmmakers emailed me, and their Kickstarter campaign could use a real boost, so go ahead and think about spreading the word or contributing.
Dear friends from Poli Film Blog,
Hope you’re well. I wondered if you’d be interested in supporting a project from a team of people hoping to fundraise for a very beautiful and positive documentary about young artists in Afghanistan. We would really appreciate if you could share it in your Newsletter with your network or if you would be interested to write about it.
Creative Despite War is a documentary film about some of the most talented young artists in Afghanistan. We have started our Kickstarter campaign and are thrilled to have already raised over $11.500. Our goal is to raise 30.000 by the 9th of May . More information on the film in the press release below. Let me know if you have questions.
Looking forward to your feedback.
With best regards,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONODUO FILMS LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER FOR ‘ CREATIVE DESPITE WAR ‘
A doc about innovation and art in Afghanistan
Berlin, Germany – Monoduo Films is fundraising for Creative Despite War, a documentary film by Ruì Díaz and Christian Rinke-Lazo about the most innovative young artists in Afghanistan. After two years of repeatedly visiting Afghanistan to follow the development of the characters, they are just one visit away from concluding their story and starting post-production on the film. With generous support from the public through crowd sourcing sites like kickstarter, they will make it happen.
Creative Despite War follows the life and creative process of four young artists and artistic groups. From the urban graffiti treatments of Shamsia Hassani to the rhythms of District Unknown, they become acquainted with the inspiring imaginations of the culture creators of Kabul. Now, they plan
to witness the culmination of many years of hard work as they prepare to share their vision at the Sound Central Asia’s Modern Music Festival (Kabul’s first alternative Youth Arts and Music Festival) this May.
This film honors remarkable Afghan artists and by doing so, dignifies an entire community that has been marked by a single story of catastrophe. By sharing the many stories of the artists encountered in this film, the filmmakers are able to identify and focus on the shared humanity.
The whole production until now has been financed by Monoduo Films and with the kind support of family and friends. Now, they need support more than ever to see their vision through to its final phase. Beyond filming, they need to also implement the post-production (consisting of editing, color correction and final sound mixing). Additional funding beyond the 30,000 USD will enable them to pay for marketing, distribution, and other strategic mechanisms that will allow the film to reach a much broader audience.
About MONODUO FILMS
Monoduo Films is a Berlin based sales and distribution company with a focus on challenging documentary films related to art and social issues. It has successfully taken part in the distribution and sales of documentaries like “Last Days Here” by Don Argott and Demian Fenton, winner of the IDFA Play Award in 2012, “We don’t care about Music” anyway by Cédric Dupire and Gaspard Kuentz, “Backyard” by Árni Sveinsson or “Leave Them Laughing” by Oscar winning director John Saritzky among others. “Creative Despite War” is their debut film as investors and producers.
FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS and MORE INFORMATION
Juan Camilo Cruz
Laubestr. 7 | 12045 – Berlin | Germany | T: +49-(0)1577-1587-531
· Creative Despite War Webpage: http://creativedespitewar.org/
· Creative Despite War Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeDespiteWar
· Creative Despite War Twitter: https://twitter.com/despitewar
· Creative Despite War Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/channels/creativedespitewar
· Creative Despite War You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreativeDespiteWar
· Creative Despite War Kickstarter Campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/creativedespitewar/creative-despite-war
· Monoduo Films Webpage: http://monoduo.net/
Another side to the entire conflict. This is a Kickstarter for Afghan filmmakers trying to change perspectives on the ground.
And now for something completely different. I was bored this morning. By way of The Midnight Archive.
It’s Yoko vs. Halliburton. The artists are banding together to fight back. Is all hope lost in Amerika for the environment and for people’s basic rights? It’s your water supply, people, and your kids’, and their kids…
Ryan, directed by Chris Landreth, is an animated tribute to Canadian animator Ryan Larkin. Thirty years ago, at the National Film Board of Canada, Ryan produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. In Ryan we hear the voice of Ryan Larkin and people who have known him, but these voices speak through strange, twisted, broken and disembodied 3D generated characters… people whose appearances are bizarre, humorous or disturbing. Although incredibly realistic and detailed, Ryan was created and animated without the use of live action footage, rotoscoping or motion capture…but instead from an original, personal, hand animated three-dimensional world which Chris calls ‘psychological realism’.
OVATION TV, ART LIKE NEVER BEFORE. TV LIKE NOTHING ELSE. http://www.ovationtv.com
The future of creatives and the “creative economy.” Much of it is already here, and the internet is changing the environment both for the better and the worse. Interesting discussion.
John Scagliotti, member of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association’s documentary caucus and programmer of Kopkind’s CineSlam, Vermont’s LGBT Fest of Shorts.
AP headline: “Economy grows in 3Q, signals end of recession”
We are helping do our part by announcing a $250 reduction for Pride of the Ocean’s first historic LGBT Film Cruise (benefit for Kopkind’s CineSlam, VT’s LGBT shorts festival) for registering before Dec 20th for the May 30th 2010 embarkation from New York City (where we will be commemorating the first pride event 40 years ago: The Christopher Street Liberation March (June 1970) . Don’t forget to invite some NY State Senators to join you .) www.prideoftheocean.com