A story of a man, of a people, and of the fate of one of our planet’s most valuable natural resources, the Amazon Rainforest.
Thank you so much to everyone that has helped us successfully reach our goal! We are truly grateful and very excited that so many of you have come together to make this happen.
A question we are being asked .... do we still need funds? Yes we do. We have asked for $5000 as it is what we need for the next stage of production ... however fundraising will be on-going process. Any additional contributions go towards completion funding which is estimated at around $120,000. We know it sounds like an awful lot but for a high end doc it really isnt. Also.... more public (non-returnable funding) funds we get, the more we can give back to the communities involved in the production. Once again, thank you everyone that is making this project become a reality.
Against the backdrop of global recession and the climate crisis, When Two Worlds Collide traces the heroic journey of a young indigenous leader forced into exile after resisting environmental ruin of Amazonian lands by big business. Falsely accused of insurrection and sedition by the Peruvian Government he faces 20-years in prison.
After almost one year in exile, Alberto Pizango returns to Peru to face trial and discovers himself nominated to lead the first ever Amazonian political party. This feature-length documentary follows the Amazonians in their quest against all odds to save the rainforest and attempt to enter the world of politics. This extraordinary story reveals the human side of conflicting visions and political wills working to shape the future of the Amazon and of an already debilitated global ecosystem.
STATUS OF PROJECT
When Two Worlds Collide is an independent feature length documentary film currently in production. We hope to have the documentary completed early 2012.
HOW WILL YOUR SUPPORT HELP?
Your generous donations will be used to help film imminent events and enable us to follow key characters vitally needed to tell this story.
The funds will cover:
- Extensive travel costs (including shoots within the Amazonian Rainforest and Lima)
- Hire of equipment and additional crewmembers (sound man, editor etc.)
While we wait to hear back from funders for completion funding -expected in May/June 2011 - we are seeking bridging production funds to help us create this compelling documentary, which continues to manifest itself in surprising and unexpected ways. With your help via Kickstarter we won't miss any of the imminent developments and events ahead. We wish to bring to the world one of the most important climate change and human rights narratives of our time.
HOW YOU ARE CONNECTED
Despite a chorus of warnings from climatologists who say that we are swiftly approaching irreversible climate change, tropical deforestation is responsible for about one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions - more than all the cars, trucks, planes, boats and trains in the world combined.
The Amazon Rainforest provides us 20% of the oxygen we breathe, yet over 70% of the Peruvian Amazon is in the hands of international investors alone causing colossal deforestation! This massive land seizure, which generates significant dividends for domestic and international corporations, has a direct impact on the livelihoods’ of indigenous peoples' - the guardians of these lands.
We sought connection with the Amazonians, because they have shown themselves to be at the forefront of fighting climate change by conserving the global ecosystems, which feed life-giving cycles. We identify with the bio-diversity and climate science that says ‘without Rainforests, human beings worldwide will not have life as we now know it.’ Protect the indigenous interests and you protect the rainforest. To halt the ruin of our global oxygen cycle, the Amazonian voices must be heard. Help us vocalize their needs and the needs of the world.
GET INVOLVED: Become Part of the Production!
Join us and be part of the making of a one-of-a-kind documentary project. You will help the keepers of the Amazon make their vital struggle visible internationally. But this costs money! We are striving to be as economically prudent as possible with our grassroots campaign. We believe strongly in this project and are pouring every ounce of our professional and creative energies into it. We invite you to join this quest: a journey to save the sovereignty of phenomenal biodiversity, ancient tribes and the human way of life. Here is how you can contribute to help make this film a reality!
1) Post our Kickstarter page on Facebook/blogs/websites and donate to the project if you can (any contribution will help towards reaching our goal). Encourage your friends to do the same.
3) Do you know anyone that would like to write about When Two Worlds Collide via blogs/websites or other media platforms? Please let us know so we can contact them.
We thank you in advance for your donation. Please spread the word to your friends, family, or colleagues even if you can’t make a pledge! Please visit our blog to see the growing and well-established foundations and supporters we currently have on board. If you have any questions at all, please ask and you can find out more on our website.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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