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Elizabeth SloanBy Elizabeth Sloan
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Elizabeth SloanBy Elizabeth Sloan
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$955
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14
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 13 2011 1:16 AM UTC +00:00

About

We would be so very grateful and thrilled if you would consider helping to make this project happen.  Even as little as a dollar helps.  But think big!!!! : )

We have learned that Punk rocker and activist Jello Biafra and his band The Guantanamo School of Medicine have accepted an invitation to perform in Tel Aviv, Israel at the end of their upcoming European Tour.

This decision is already stirring up controversy, as they suspected it might.  It was a tough decision to make - to go to a country where a much-reviled segregation system exists and Palestinians are allegedly treated as second class citizens in what was once their homeland.  Many bands are joining the current boycott being promoted by Palestinian Solidarity groups, one of which has already expressed dismay at the announcement of the concert.

We will follow Jello and his band around Tel Aviv, East Jerusalem and wherever they go on their fact-finding search for the truth of how Israelis and Palestinians live together and relate to each other.  Jello has decided he needs his own take on the situation in the region before he makes comment on it. 

We also plan to shoot interviews with some of Biafra's peers who are in bands that have either played in Israel joined the boycott and refused to play.  We want to get their comments on it.  Interviewees TBD but you can probably guess who we'll be going after.

We have figured out the budget based on 2-person US videography crew travel and accommodation costs, hiring a minimal crew in Israel, shooting complementary interviews in the US, expendables, music licensing, insurance and editing/graphics. 

Time is really tight as funds raised here may not be accessible till about 21 days after fund-raising ends and we need to book travel, accommodation etc.  We wish we could bring you with us but if we get to go, you'll have a close-up view of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Neither film-maker is for or against Israel - both are entering into this project with an open mind and intend to present an unbiased view of what they find.

It's a great, irresistible combination of current events and kick-ass rock music.

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    Above items plus Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine T-shirts (2), stickers and poster.

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    Above items plus a DVD signed by Jello Biafra and the film-makers when the film is released and a signed "Audacity of Hype" CD or 12" vinyl LP.

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    Above items plus your name in BOLD on DVD liner credits and 4 tickets to the next Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine performance local to you (travel not included- contingent on tour dates TBD) and signed brand new EP "Enhanced Methods of Questioning".

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    Above items plus 'Associate Producer' credit on DVD liner notes. 1 hour one-on one session with film-maker Doug Freel (see bio) via Skype. Pick his brains about any of his projects and get advice for your own project.

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    Above items plus 4 backstage passes to go with those show tickets (contingent on tour dates TBD) and one signed black and white photographic print of one of the band's portrait sessions with Elizabeth Sloan. To be signed by Photographer and Jello Biafra. A guitar lesson with either Ralph Spight or Kimo Ball, both amazing guitarists and experienced guitar teachers. No matter where you live, we can do this using Skype. Also an embroidered "Associate Producer" official crew cap and groveling thanks of all involved.

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    Above items plus "Executive Producer" credit on Movie Credits, DVD liner notes and imdb.com. Also a set of 5 signed, framed, limited edition black and white prints of the band by Elizabeth Sloan signed by Sloan and Biafra. Authentic original Dead Kennedys concert flyer from 'back in the day' signed by Jello Biafra. Also an embroidered "Executive Producer" official crew cap and groveling thanks of all involved.

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