Darb TV is a children's television show about insects. Darb TV is a subversive satire about incest.
Darb TV is a children's television show about insects. Darb TV is a subversive satire about incest. Grounded in feminist critique and delivered with magical puppets, Darb TV highlights the insidious nature of how sexual violence functions in our society and in our families. Darb TV was originally conceived and produced as a stage play in 2010. The original production of Darb TV was received amongst critical acclaim. You can read a review in the Baltimore City Paper, a review in What Weekly Magazine, and a review by Doreen Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art.
"The emotional journey Darb TV travels is fun and arresting, playful and harsh."
-Baltimore City Paper
"DARB TV is truly educational programming."
-What Weekly Magazine
Your contribution will fund the adaptation of Darb TV into an original feature-length movie. Your contribution will support a new set, a film crew, productions costs, and distribution. We will not be able to make this movie without your support. As a movie, Darb TV and Darb TV's message will be able to reach a broader audience. Not only do people avoid talking about sexual abuse, but people avoid talking about the ways that sexual abuse is complicated. If ever our main stream media has a conversation about childhood sexual abuse it is a very simple and one dimensional conversation. Using magical animations and colorful puppets, Darb TV uses the facade of a children's television show to open up a very uncomfortable topic, making it more accessible. If we are ever going to prevent sexual abuse we need a conversation that goes beyond “abuse is wrong”. We need to ask ourselves the more difficult and complicated questions of what in our society and what in ourselves produces this form of sex and violence. This is the kind of dialogue that Darb TV creates and with your help the movie will be able to promote.
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Apr 24, 2012 - Jun 13, 2012
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Free copy of the Darb TV DVD!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Free signed copy of the Darb TV DVD and the original movie poster. Your copy of the DVD and poster will be signed by the writer, director and cast of Darb TV.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A limited edition Darb TV fake mustache as seen on Darb TV! Plus a signed DVD and original movie poster! Your copy of the DVD and poster will be signed by the writer, director and cast of Darb TV.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A special edition DVD with the director's comments. Plus all of the above!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above! Plus you will be invited to the private release party and screening of Darb TV in January 2013.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above! PLUS an 0riginal and framed drawing used in the making of the stop motion animations in the film.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above! Plus an original puppet from the Darb TV prop closet that was used in the making of the film.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013