Mislead: America's Secret Epidemic. 1 in 3 American children has been poisoned. http://www.MisleadMovie.com
The clip up today is a snippet from my interview with Noam Chomsky in May. (It was for me truly one of the highlights of making this film – having the opportunity to spend some time discussing this issue with one of the great thinkers of our time.)
For more of our videos clips, check out the LeadSafeAmerica YouTube Channel or "like" the Facebook page for the film!
Dear Friends (old and new)...
It's an exciting time around here, as we see the film really starting to take shape! This Kickstarter project will help cover some of the substantial post-production costs over the next several months.
While we have set the goal at only $25,000, the more we raise the more we will be able to do - and money raised above and beyond the $25,000 goal will go towards high-impact elements that are vital to an engaging documentary, like quality animation and music. (Finished animation can typically cost tens of thousands of dollars—per minute! - but we are lucky enough to have very talented people offering us deep discounts on their time!)
I would love to see this Kickstarter project raise $50,000 or more so we could also do some additional/ final location filming - including a planned interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott in Australia! (Yes she already agreed to be part of this project - seeing its potential to spread awareness and protect children! If we make it to Australia we will also be filming at an active lead mine there, as well as interviewing internationally recognized lead-poisoning prevention advocate Elizabeth O'Brien and filming a visit to Esperance - an entire community that was poisoned from mining spills between 2005 and 2007 - projected costs for the Australia trip alone are about $15,000.)
I'm approaching this a little differently than our initial Kickstarter project – instead of hitting up everyone I know to support the film I'm going to leave it up to you to watch the sample footage "tastes" we will be sharing (and hope you will be moved to share some of these with your friends and loved ones.)
We will be rotating the videos for our project during its 30-day duration from a selection of short videos on our YouTube Channel and videos from our Simple Solutions series! If you want to see a longer piece (17 minutes) of rough cut footage from the project, please check out the home page of the film's website, www.MisleadMovie.com.
If you'd like daily updates on our progress and other developments related to the film, we encourage you to visit the film's Facebook page!
-Thank you for your support!
For those of you who have just discovered us...
About the film:
MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic is a feature-length documentary film for theatrical release about the hidden epidemic of childhood lead poisoning in America today.
The film explores the history and current state of lead hazards in our environment, dispels the myth that the problem of lead poisoning was “solved” with the 1978 ban on lead paint, and uncovers the truth about the fact that one in three American children today (22,000,000 children) have been poisoned by lead.
Our film is addressed to parents everywhere – who will be drawn in as they hear about (many for the first time) what has become common knowledge among those in the inner circle of scientific research , but not yet widely known outside that circle: indisputable correlations between lead exposure – even at very low levels – and the geometric rise in the incidence of learning disabilities and behavioral disorders that American families, teachers and pediatricians are now grappling with.
The "plot" unfolds as the audience follows the stories of several families who call Tamara Rubin at the Lead Safe America Foundation for help. The story of Tamara’s own journey as a parent of lead poisoned children is interwoven with dramatic stories of other families and children across the country that have been impacted and highly provocative interviews with experts in the industry (lead poisoning prevention advocates, research scientists, policy makers, construction industry representatives, EPA, CDC, HUD and others).
This is a solutions-oriented film — to give parents, health-care providers and educators the tools they need to protect children from this wholly preventable environmental illness.
Since MisLEAD is a project of a 501(c)3 nonprofit (the Lead Safe America Foundation) your contributions are tax-deductible!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 15, 2012.
Sep 9, 2012 - Oct 15, 2012
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We will be eternally grateful and you can be assured your contribution will make a difference in educating parents all over the country. We will also give you public thanks on Twitter and Facebook! Since we are a non-profit, this level of support and all other levels are tax-deductible!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Eternal gratitude and a limited edition 5 x7 photograph of an historic home - taken by Tamara in our travels for the film. (Choose from one of 12 and we will post the choices on our Kickstarter updates.) Yours to frame or display as you like! Plus thanks on Twitter & Facebook and a Tax-Deduction!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A "Special Thanks" credit in the credits of the film, a photograph (see the $35 level), thanks on Twitter and Facebook and a Tax-Deduction.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A limited edition handmade "1 in 3" pendant on a sterling silver chain, a symbol representing the children impacted by this wholly preventable environmental illness. For a photo of this, check our "updates" section. Your gift will also be partially tax deductible!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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A "Special Thanks" credit in the credits of the film, a limited edition photograph (from the $35 level), a signed DVD of the film, thanks on Twitter, Facebook and a Tax-Deduction. (Add $100 extra for a $350 pledge to also get the pendant necklace.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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An invitation for two to the film's premier, a "Special Thanks" in the film's credits, thanks on Twitter, Facebook and on our website, and a signed copy of the DVD release of the film and a tax-deduction! (Travel to the premier not included.)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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An invitation for two to the film's premier and star-studded after-party! Plus you will also get... a "Special Thanks" credit in the film's credits, a signed copy of the DVD of the film and a signed limited edition poster of the film! Plus thanks on the film's website and on Twitter & Facebook and our website and a tax-deduction!! (travel to the premier not included)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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A private screening of the film for your community or business/employees, with a Q & A session with the director and one or more of the film's participants. A Special Thanks in the film's credits, plus thanks on Twitter & Facebook, recognition on the film's website – including logo recognition for businesses – and a tax-deduction. We will cover our transportation costs in getting to you & our lodging, you supply the venue and the audience (up to 200 guests may be invited.) We'll work with you to pick a date between February 2013 and February 2014!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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An "Associate Producer" credit in the film (includes logo recognition for businesses!) Plus recognition on our website, in our printed DVD packaging, on Twitter and Facebook and an invitation for two to the film's premier! (Travel not included.)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013