Sunday, October 25, 2015

[SDCPJ] American Nightmare - Kickstarter drive

Dear Fred,

The Kickstarter campaign for the "Myth of Post-Racial / American Nightmare Project" has begun, with the help you have given in many ways.  Now we are on a serious drive to get this video series funded and produced, and we really need your help in getting the word out and talked about everywhere.  Please read this letter announcing the Kickstarter drive, help if can contribute directly, and let your friends and comrades know by forwarding the email, posting on facebook and twitter and blogs, as fully as you can.  Further information on the perspective of the project can be found in Kali Akuno's recent CounterPunch article <http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/09/04/until-we-win-black-labor-and-liberation-in-the-disposable-era/>.  We need to raise more than $50,000 by early November, and most who support this effort don't have a lot of cash, so we need to go broadly.  Once we get the basic funds, we'll be back to you for help with the production itself.

Thanks so much for your help, support, and enthusiasm.  

Doug Norberg


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From: Deep Dish TV <RacismProject@deepdishtv.org>

Dear Fred,

We are writing to ask for your support for a new seven-part film series An American Nightmare - Black Labor and Liberation. The series is co-produced by Deep Dish TV and Cooperation Jackson and directed by Kali Akuno. We began developing the series almost 2 year ago to examine the myth of a "Post-Racial America".  We have just launched a Kickstartecampaign to raise $50,000 to complete pre-production and begin program production.   

We cannot complete this series without your contribution. Please donate as generously as you can. 

We'd love your support. Not simply financial - please share the project with friends, family, *journalists* and anyone you think would be interested! Here's a short link: http://kck.st/1KEB1Hm and a tweet button at the bottom of the email.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1767087449/an-american-nightmare-black-labor-and-liberation

The upsurge of resistance against the ever increasing number of police killings of Black men, women and children has forcefully shattered the presumptions of this myth and brings the issue of white supremacy and racism in the United States to the attention of all.  An American Nightmare cuts through numerous "post-racial" and "criminalizing" mythologies that are used to justify the ongoing dehumanization and oppression of Black peoples. It focuses on 2 questions:

WHY 150 years after the formal end of chattel slavery are racism and white supremacy still such a permanent and virulent force in the U.S.?  Is it simply a problem of ignorant behavior or is it rooted in the very fabric our social and economic system? 

WHAT is the way forward?

An American Nightmare addresses these questions with a challenging and provocatively educational series of seven programs designed for broad national distribution. We intend this series to impact the national discussion and inform organizing. 

Deep Dish TV has a strong record of producing powerful films, including our 12 part series on the Iraq war Shocking and Awful and our recent film on Gaza Where Should The Birds Fly.

We need your financial support to make this possible. Please visit our Kickstarter page to find out more about the series.  Please contribute as generously as you can.  Help spread the word about this campaign.  Forward to your friends and lists.

Contributions to Deep Dish TV for this project are tax-deductible.


Thanks very much,


Kali Akuno    Rosa Clemente   Jared Ball   Brian Drolet








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