E-mail from Nayani Thiyagarajah (thanks to ckherm2 for sending this over!)
It’s official. Last night we launched the "Shadeism: Digging Deeper" Indiegogo Campaign + A NEW TRAILER for the upcoming feature documentary! This film is a follow-up expansion to our original doc short filmed and released in 2010. (For more info on our history, please visit: www.shadeism.com)We are trying to raise $15K in 30 DAYS. Funds will go towards:1) Post-Production Costs for the Feature Film2) Shadeism-Focused Educational Curriculum3) A Self-Care Toolkit to Accompany the Film & Support Shadeism-Related DialogueTHEN, PLEASE SHARE: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shadeism-digging-deeperAny support is welcome! Whether you are able to give monetarily or spread the word about the campaign (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blogging, Phone Calls, In-Person Conversations, etc), it will be deeply appreciated.Let’s do this! We have only 30 days left! Crowd-funding will prove that we can do this on our own, with the help of the people, without always writing grants and asking government for money.Without you, we wouldn’t have gotten this far. Without you, we really can’t get this done.Thank you so much, for your continued support. We are forever grateful. :)With love,Nayani
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The painting is by Jorge Arche, a Cuban painter from Santiago de Cuba who painted "Banistas".
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