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The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 26 2016 7:58 AM UTC +00:00
NZ$ 100
pledged of NZ$ 5,000pledged of NZ$ 5,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 26 2016 7:58 AM UTC +00:00

About

Over this year I have become fascinated (some would say obsessed!) with the bizarre election cycle in the USA, and particularly the anti-establishment zeitgeist that has emerged, especially the meteoric rise, metamorphosis and bewildering success of 'fringe' candidates Donald J Trump and Bernie Sanders which has thrown the whole electoral system into a headspin.

I have been following events closely from New Zealand on Cable News, CSPAN, NPR, Pacifica etc. and through Social Media groups have been drawn into the fervour of the campaigns and have become so involved I feel a connection with those who have been working so hard for change and now feel the need to attend the DNC Convention myself and show solidarity on behalf of activists down here, as whatever happens in November affects not only the USA but the rest of the world...

If I can raise the money I hope to use it mainly for travel costs to get to the USA and, once there I intend to bear witness and blog daily leading up to and following on from the Convention, and ultimately I hope to use the material to produce a musical interpretation and commentary of whatever comes of it.

Risks and challenges

I see the main risk associated with this project is the very real possibility of arrest and possible deportation, but accept this as part of the struggle and think it is too important to remain silent about, not jut for the future of the USA but for the whole world.

I am confident whatever happens I will be up to the challenge and any obstacles will only add to the narrative, and the unknown factor only makes this project more exciting and vital.

I have a good track record of taking on and completing projects and with the milestone of my 50th birthday coming up I am highly motivated to work tirelessly and complete this project which I see as being a highlight of my artistic career.

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