Priya here - from India! I wanted to share that as I boarded my flight from San Francisco to Bangalore, I got the email that we had reached our $7,000 goal. What a way to go!
As much as Ann and I appreciate the donations, we're floored by the reaction we're getting. Now we know we're onto something, and we have all the encouragement we need to make this trip the best and most productive yet.
To give you an idea of what's happening in the next couple of months -- we plan to revisit many of the characters we've already started filming with. We'll be in Chennai, India for most of the time, but we also travel out several hours to fairly rural areas to follow stories of some pretty brave people willing to share their stories on camera.
While we're gone, here's how you can help -- get the word out! Keep links to our film alive on your Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, blogs, etc. We can still receive contributions above and beyond our goal, and we can always provide a tax deduction for those who are interested via our fiscal sponsor, Women Make Movies, Inc (http://www.wmm.com/filmmakers/sponsored_projects.aspx...). Corporate matching donation programs can work through WMM too.
So let your friends, family, colleagues and others know!
You can email Ann and I directly anytime if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll post more updates on our trip. For now, here are a few stills from an earlier trip to India. Thanks again - we really couldn't do this without you.
Priya + Ann