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Carlos PerezBy Carlos Perez
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Carlos PerezBy Carlos Perez
First created
$1,750
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
29
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 16 2010 3:30 AM UTC +00:00

About

The SLUM CULTURE is a documentary about the Slums in Caracas, Venezuela and the precarious conditions people in these areas endure every day. The film focuses on the youth in the barrios, the reasons why children turn to violence and crime, and the search for Hope through better educational opportunities.

From the Director (Carlos Beltran):
"Every week I go deep into the slums of Caracas, gathering stories and documenting the harsh realities of people living in these areas. The goal is to create a video document of what goes on - socially speaking - inside of the slums and focus on the youth, the next generation. The film studies "why" and "how" 10, 15, 18 year olds are sucked in by crime and violence, what happens when they get caught and spend the next ten to fifteen years inside of some of the worst prisons in Latin America. It focuses on the always-ailing educational system and on the family structure. But it also, and most importantly, speaks of Hope - the brighter side brought to the slums by volunteers, private foundations, government organizations, all in the search for a better future."

WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN:

The Production stage is almost done (scheduled to end in late september), however, in order for the film to be edited into what we expect to be an eye-opening, touching piece of work, it is in need of professional post-production. This money would help us get the film edited and released. Thanks to you, there is great potential for more eyes to see what the slums look like, what is currently happening, and what is being done to alleviate the situation.

For more information, photos, news and details please go to
www.carlosimagina.com

Thank you and please join us as we travel around the slums of Caracas, documenting lives and stories.

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    Pledge $5 or more and your name will appear on the Documentary's credits under "Special Thanks To."
    Hey it's a great way to get your name on the big screen... and the small, medium, iPod, iPad, screens.

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    Pledge $25 or more and get the above PLUS a Production Still signed by a kid from one of the many communities we've been working with. They are all very good friends of mine and they all love to draw, too, so they might surprise you with a little master piece on the back of your production still :) We'll mail it you as soon as fundraising is done and we hit the mark!

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    Pledge $50 or more and get all of the Above PLUS a Signed Poster (Director, Producer, kids from the communities) and Your Name costume printed on it. Frame it, Hang it, and let everyone know you are part of something good.

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    Pledge $100 or more and get all of the above PLUS a signed copy of the SLUM CULTURE DVD. These will be exclusive copies as the documentary will only be released to festivals for the first year. You'll be able to hold in your hands the product of all of our hard work! :) Thank you.

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Funding period

- (47 days)