Dear Inventor lovers,
I hope your summer was green and your fall will be invigorating.
Your support for young inventors' stories three years ago made editing them possible. We shot with 12 startups, edited ten stories, and began working with collaborators.
To develop cartoon TV show which I called Joriji, I wish we should be in touch after all support and assist you provided, still count on you to extent the connection. If all work according to the plan in October we will reveal first part of 15min long, divided into 3 episodes.
Sam won "best entrepreneur" in a national TV show, fresh out of college last year, and we shot and edited this video with him last January. (He's shy about his English, and seeks better animation tools.)
2. We shot five lively NEW profiles last winter, redesigned our website, built a talented team, worked with three new collaborators and found cameramen and producers in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. It's all here at our final crowd funding campaign page.
I leave for Africa in four days to develop more partnerships for ten weeks.
3. Our long-term stories of inventors Jodie Wu and Bernard Kiwia have taken new turns; we are editing those shorts now with a feature doc friend and producer, Lucia Small. We ask for your help finally, to finish ten stories, and seek sustainable broadcast partners.
It's all at YWI's new campaign page.
4. Our stories will live on the web and enter global festivals. With help from Documentary Educational Resources (all donations are tax deductible!), we will approach sustainable funders to broadcast our stories in the US and Africa.
5. Your help now will position us for ongoing support for many channels. We have cool perks, from video updates to t-shirts to solar lights that power phones (perfect for fall BBQs), to art made from trash. Every dollar and every donor gets us closer.
Will you help us edit these stories and spread the word? Here are some tweets, to make it easy:
- see youngworldinventors.com's art from trash video http://bit.ly/ywinventors Help finish stories, bdcst. #invention #TED Global #Africanart
- Finish 10 stories for Young World Inventors: Making Invention Contagious http://bit.ly/ywinventors # invention #Africa #enterprise
- @ KenyaStove aims to save lives (and forests). Spread the word at http://bit.ly/ywinventors #Africa #invention @ywinventors
Grateful for your advice and support -- Diane and the YWI Team
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