About this project
Though their passports say they’re American, missionary kids find upon their return that the U.S. can be the strangest country of all.
When you’ve grown up all over the world, can you ever really go home again? HOME AGAIN is an intimate documentary that poses questions about citizenship, faith, politics, and identity—one that views America through the eyes of Missionary Kids who’ve grown up overseas. HOME AGAIN will vividly portray the risks and rewards of living between and among cultures in today’s “global” age.
About the documentary
Since we started researching the project, we've met some amazing people whose stories we'd like to tell. You'll meet some of them in the three-and-a-half minute video above.
But these stories are unfolding faster than we can keep up with them. That's where you come in. With your support, we can continue filming these stories and begin filming others.
Optimistically, we hope to complete the documentary in late 2012 or early 2013.
Why this Kickstarter campaign?
We think Kickstarter is a great way to gather support from people who want to see this documentary get made, and to get the word out about the project! If you can contribute financially, we have some great rewards for your participation. If all you can do or want to do is spread the word--that's great, too. Please do!
If you're new to Kickstarter...
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing fundraising platform. If you make a pledge, but we don't reach our goal by the deadline, you won't be charged. But if we do reach (or exceed!) our goal, you'll make your contribution and you'll receive whichever awesome reward you chose.
We're thrilled to be able to offer some special items in addition to thank-yous, time with the director, and copies of the finished product. Nancy Henderson-James has written about growing up in a missionary family in Angola in her memoir "At Home Abroad: An American Girl in Africa." And in "Made In China," filmmaker John Helde documents his search to uncover and understand his father's missionary childhood, which he rarely discussed. [Please note: this DVD is only available in NTSC format.]
If you're pledging from outside the US and you've chosen a reward that will be shipped to you, please consider adding a few extra dollars so we can get you your reward (relatively) quickly.
Thank you to Matt Lauterbach for making the video Kickstarter-friendly, and to you for taking time to learn about our project.
We hope you'll join us on our journey!
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