I'm happy to report several exciting developments that have taken place since my last update.
First and foremost, Zuluhoops will have its official world premiere at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs in early April! AmDocs is not only "one of the top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" according to Movie Magazine, it's also close enough to LA that Ken can be on hand. For that reason, it was the first festival I applied to and I couldn't be happier that the film received early acceptance. Keep an eye on zuluhoops.com for updates regarding the time and date (yet to be announced) or feel free to shoot me a message via this site.
Second, rewards are coming! DVDs and blu-rays are being burned as I type this. If you contributed $150 or more, you'll be receiving an email from me requesting shipping info so that I can send you your copy. I'm also uploading a digital download and will be in touch about how donors who qualify can access that.
Last but not least, several months ago, I shared with you the news that Kulekani Mthembu, one of the stars of the film, lost his arm in a tragic attack. I'm pleased to report that the GoFundMe site created on his behalf has generated more than $8000 in donations from about 100 donors -- including some of you -- and Khulekani will soon be getting a new prosthetic arm. For ongoing updates on Khulekani's progress, including photos and video I shot with him in January, visit https://www.gofundme.com/khulekani. If you make even the smallest donation to the fund, you can subscribe to updates that will automatically keep you informed.
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