Waking at 4am with Charlie Chaplin's speech from "the Great Dictator" rolling 'round my brain, I realized, we are the great dictators!
“You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness, you the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure, then in the name of democracy let us use that power, let us all unite!”
Charlie Chaplin, excerpt from movie The Great Dictator 1940
As artists, we are messengers and observers that discover, unveil, and remind our society the un-realized and the forgotten. We are the narrators that provoke the introspection and understanding of ourselves and the world around us. With the four years I have spent living in a country other than my own, I have gained a different perspective of who I thought we were. This project defines a new perception of my identity. As human beings, our responsibility is to make connections and conclusions of our journey, which in my case has just begun.
The fundraising for my first CD "La Gran Dictadora" began a month ago. It has been exciting and quite surprising to see the mutual enthusiasm others have for the realization of my project! I just need a little extra help to finish off the funding for the mixing, mastering and printing of the CD, which many friends have recommended KICKSTARTER as a reliable option. So my dear friends, I share with you my video, in hopes to give you a snip-it of my journey that brought me to the discovery of my beloved Puerto Rico. I have learned a lot along the way, and what better way to share it than with a language that ALL people can understand! UN BESO! y UN ABRAZO!
Orlando newspaper "Tu Nuevo Amanecer" and Puerto Rican newspaper "el Nuevo Día" recently have done featured interviews on my present efforts. You can read on here: http://www.facebook.com/liza.micelli/timeline/story?ut=32&wstart=1346482800&wend=1349074799&hash=10100208001086437&pagefilter=3
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 16, 2012.
Aug 17, 2012 - Sep 16, 2012 (30 days)
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