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AU$ 9,978 pledged of AU$ 25,000 goal
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By Mojan Javadi
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About

One Thousand And One Tales is a documentary based on childhood stories within different cultures. We will connect with people from a variety of cultures and share the stories they heard as children and young adults. Many traditional stories and folktales have never been recorded, and are worthwhile to share. A selection of stories will be documented as a print book. We have heard, read, eavesdropped on and told stories since early childhood. They have shaped our reality, our hopes, dreams and our understanding and expectation of life. These tales sink into our subconscious mind and form our worldview and influence our reality. We form bonds with the heroes of our stories and identify with them. We took lessons from these tales, then created our own life story, inspired by all the stories we have heard.

“Story, in other words, continues to fulfill its ancient function of binding society by reinforcing a set of common values and strengthening the ties of common culture. Story acculturates the youth. It defines the people.” Jonathan Gottschall

Bedtime Stories, Traditional Tales and Beyond

As children with very limited knowledge in life, we are in a position of absorbing any new experience. Our mind, as John Jack Rousseau once said, is like a blank page, and has the capacity to absorb any given image. These images are created then imprinted in our mind through the telling of stories. Movies; mainstream, religious and traditional stories; folk tales; and self-made stories all convey powerful messages to children and young adults. Some of those messages may create limiting beliefs, portray incorrect or negative images and can send the wrong message to children, potentially repressing their chance to reach their full potential.

Where We Have Come From.

I still remember the stories I heard as a child and a young adult in my culture, many of them never written down or recorded. I was told Eastern fairytales and faith-based stories with strong messages that I only recognised later on, as a filmmaker. I grow up in an Eastern culture but have lived most of my life in Western countries. This exposure to other cultures made me interested about bedtime stories from different parts of the world, and I wonder whether we have similar heroes, villains and other minor characters. I am curious about any differences in underlying messages and how we perceived them as children, and whether that affects our adulthood. I will investigate both traditional and mainstream stories through interviewing people from different cultural backgrounds.

“The wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone." The Little Red Ridding Hood

HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS 

Kickstarter is all-or-nothing funding so if we don't make it to $25,000 we get absolutely nothing, the film doesn't get made and no one receives the awesome rewards. We understand that not everyone will be able to make a financial contribution, but please know that every dollar counts towards reaching our goal, and every effort you make to promote the project will help us reach more potential backers, so please promote this project on Facebook, twitter and on your other social media platforms. We're grateful for your support.

CAN WE EXCEED OUR KICKSTARTER GOAL?

Absolutely!  As we have requested $25,000 but that hardly covers the costs. With your help raising more money would mean we might be able to travel and interview people in person from other parts of the world and make the documentary even more interesting. The post production phase is very costly and every donation will assist us to make "One Thousand And One Tales" finer. We can print more books with better quality. Every donation counts and your support will make a big difference.

Thank you so much!

Mojan Javadi and the team

 

Risks and challenges

My biggest challenge at this stage is funding. I've been working on this project since 2015 and received a lot of support from donors and the people who believe in "One Thousand And One Tales" project. I have been gathering many amazing traditional tales and my challenge is to cover the production cost for both the documentary and the book.

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    The Printed book and the DVD, plus digital copies of "One Thousand and One Tales" book and documentary. Double pass VIP tickets to the premier.

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    Get Your Name In The Film Credits.

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    A signed copy of the “One Thousand and One Tales” Book and the DVD.
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    Co-Creator

    Be part of “One Thousand And One Tales” documentary and book. We will come to you in person or via Skype and your childhood story will be part of the book and the documentary.
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    Associate Producer

    You will receive everything in the Co-Creator, Plus associate producer credit in "One Thousand And One Tales" documentary and Book.
    Two nights accommodation and transport prior to the premier.
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    Special dinner with the director and the crew!!

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Funding period

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