Another successful screening in Iowa this weekend —but only 10 days left to raise $18,000 or we get nothing!
We just had a very successful screening of American Winter in Iowa City, Iowa over the weekend where nearly 400 people came out to see the film in an amazing restored theater from the 1920’s called The Englert. Co-Producer Devon Terrill attended the screening and spoke at the Q&A, along with local political and civic leaders, and members of the Eastern Iowa social services community (United Way, Crisis Center, County Social Services, Shelter House, etc). The panel discussion and Q&A was moderated by Iowa State Representative Dave Jacoby.
We have been getting wonderful feedback from people who came to this screening. One of the panelists was invited by the local newspaper today to write a follow up to the screening that will be published with three lessons or actions to be taken away from the documentary. And Iowa State Representative Dave Jacoby, who was the moderator at the screening on Saturday, said he is telling his colleagues about the film on the House floor this week.
This is the kind of engagement in these issues that we are aiming for with the film's outreach campaign!
We hope that these kinds of community screenings can go a long way to humanize the discussion around America’s economic challenges as well as to underscore the need for safety net programs and encourage support of organizations and policies that promote economic security for families.
Our Kickstarter campaign will help us to put on more screenings like the one in Iowa City. Our campaign now has 139 backers supporting our cause, BUT WE HAVE ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT to raise another $18,856 to reach our funding goal or we receive NONE of the funds offered by backers so far.
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