This project's funding goal was not reached on November 26, 2012.
About this project
This documentary film will be a community portrait of Durango, Colorado. It's a collaboration by local filmmakers to showcase how our mountain town came together to celebrate the linking of the Animas River Trail - a project that's taken nearly 40 years.
The highlight of the film is the creation of a 7-mile human chain (9,000+ people) that followed Animas River Trail through of town. The event took place at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 27, 2012.
Participants included all local schools (nearly 6,000 kids and teachers), service clubs, veterans organizations, sports teams, churches, businesses, the Southern Ute Tribe, Fort Lewis College, and other groups / individuals. And there were a few tourists who joined in having no idea that they showed up in Durango on such a day.
Everyone was welcome. There were no spectators, only participants. Most importantly our community took a one hour break from politics and other conflicts that seem to be the norm.
The Durango Connect documentary film will contrast images of world-wide conflict against the day that our town came together regardless of personal persuasions. All funds raised are for music licenses, production expenses, additional film rights (worldwide scenes), and distribution costs - the more funding, the broader the distribution.
Risks and challenges
The biggest test is already over... we got everyone to the trail and captured fantastic images. The challenge now is the collaboration of our 12-person team that captured the images, securing additional footage, music rights, and the normal challenges of creating a film. And, of course, it's a challenge to get a project like this funded... each contributor is important to our success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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