WHAT DO YOU DO?
I AM NOW IN GREECE
Feature Documentary, In Production
In 2017, I joined my friend Lele Luiza, leading the Childhood Rescue Project, and set off for Athens to teach video-literacy to Syrian children. The idea was to share skills so they could better use their smart phones to tell their own stories. It was a remarkable, albeit obstacle riddled endeavor, which left me questioning such well-meant, but often short-lived efforts. This film will explore the plight of this young refugee population, and the validity of such volunteer efforts.
Digital Video, Color
TRT: 75Mins aprox.
Dir: Karen Sztajnberg
In Association with KNOT FILMS
The goal of this fundraiser is to collect $18,000.00 to enable the three of us to travel through Europe this summer and conclude this feature documentary by furthering our video-literacy workshops with the Syrian children associated with the Childhood Rescue Project for over two years.
We will track most of the children through Germany, and if the collections allow, also Ireland, France and Sweden.
Your contribution will be acknowledged in our credit roll, but we will not provide goodies,
because we want every cent to go towards production. All donations will go towards covering basic material costs such as airfare, car rental, food &lodging, hard drives and meals provided during workshops.
If you cannot donate financially but is willing to share skills, please reach out and donate one hour of researching/basic graphic design/social media expertise/rough cut consultation, we will gladly accept in-kind donations of this sort. Email us!
We have chosen to avoid popular fundraising platforms for two reasons:
-administrative and tax burdens
-do you really need another tote bag and newsletter crowding your closet and inbox?
We are a small and focused initiative channeling all our energy towards this project's priorities. We hope you understand.
Please come back to this page for updates and project progress. We are happy to be transparent.
Our infinite gratitude to you, as we once again to reach out to engage this much neglected
community and try to articulate the importance of creative play to audiences at large. Please donate and spread the word.
Karen Sztajnberg, Lele Luiza and Peter Gabriel
If you do not need to deduct this from your taxes, please make a PERSONAL donation on PAYPAL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This way, we will be able to use 100% of this amount towards the project.
TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS
If you are going to make a larger contribution and would like to deduct this from your taxes
please email us and we will tell you how to make this happen. You will still use paypal, we
just need to keep a list of this type of donor for our accounting.