In 1984, the Rev. R. Lawton Higgs, Sr. had a religious epiphany standing in the turn lane of 8th Avenue N., in Birmingham, Ala.
“I discovered that my beliefs were incompatible with God’s call to love one another,” he says. In that moment, Lawton became a “recovering racist,” and in the years to follow, he founded a multicultural, multiracial church in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Ala., ministered to the homeless, and became an advocate for the poor.
We need your help!
Join us in sharing this unforgettable story. Produced by national award-winning writers, one of whom is a professional videographer, this documentary will inspire and uplift, encourage a spirit of restoration and reconciliation, and challenge you (and others) to examine your own actions and attitudes.
Your money will fund:
• Video and audio equipment.
• Production expenses.
• Travel expenses.
• Post-production expenses including editing, graphics, music and audio mixing.
While $7,500 is our initial goal, any funding above that amount will allow us to expand the scope of the production.
Thanks for joining the Recovering Racist team!
Risks and challenges
We hope that the making of this documentary will go smoothly and that we will stay right on schedule. But we know that's not how the world works. Problems happen. And things always take longer than they do. It's possible that equipment we already have and therefore didn't budget for will malfunction. Weather here in Alabama's tornado alley may disrupt filming. Frankly, since we are doing our own writing, filming and editing, illness or some other family crisis on the part of our small team or our subject could throw off our production schedule in a big way. Luckily, while we are somewhat new to the documentary business, we are not new to big projects, self employment or deadlines. We have a combined 50 years of experience as freelance writer/photographers, and we have a network of support that we can rely on to provide backup in the way of equipment and personnel. We know how to persevere through obstacles, and we have anticipated delays and incorporated time for them in our schedule. We understand the importance of starting early and 'working ahead' in case we encounter problems along the way. We hope we have prepared adequately for all eventualities, and we pledge to keep our supporters informed of progress as well as problems throughout the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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