Three university students on a mission to generate awareness of international environmental issues through beautiful art! Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 30, 2011.
About this project
The inequalities that plague today’s society are overwhelming. Yet there is one major gap that almost all of us suffer from: a lack of deep and accurate understanding of how our Earth works and where we fit into the picture.
We are three Northeastern University students: Jillian Wheeler, Ali Abdelmaksoud, and Laura Mueller-Soppart, traveling to Costa Rica to document the fascinating changes that are happening to the world of conservation. Costa Rica is arguably the globe’s archetype for embracing the interconnectedness of humans and nature. It is this sense of appreciation and acknowledgment of the shifting paradigm from wildlife preservation to livelihood preservation that we want to capture on film, and distribute to all audiences.
The documentary will focus on how humans are working in conjunction with nature to ensure the livelihood of future generations, what types of methods they are adapting to make this change, and how national and international policies are supporting or impeding this innovation.
Once completed, the documentary will serve as a mass-audience media tool, that translates scientific jargon to non-technical and actionable terms. Our goal is to be able to distribute our documentary to classrooms, organizations, and film festivals and inspire change.
With your support we can afford proper film equipment, film distribution supplies, and production expenses. Please check out our website.
Nobody pays, and we don't get any of the funding.
Yes! While Kickstarter only allows for credit card donations, we will accept checks and all the same rewards apply. Message us via Kickstarter or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There are plenty of incredible resources. Some websites we have found help are Yale360: http://e360.yale.edu/content/digest.msp… Conservation International: http://www.conservation.org/where/north_america/costarica/Pages/costarica.aspx The Nature Conservancy: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/centralamerica/costarica/placesweprotect/index.htm and BBC Country Profile: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1166587.stm
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Copy of the DVD signed by all three of us and a mention on our website!Estimated delivery:
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Copy of the DVD signed, plus an piece of local artisan art from Costa Rica!Estimated delivery:
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A mention on our website, copy of the DVD signed, piece of local artisan art from Costa Rica, and an original photo of your art piece's artist!Estimated delivery:
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A mention on the website, copy of the DVD signed, plus a piece of local artisan art from Costa Rica, original photo of your art piece's artist, and a personally packaged mix CD of music that inspired the documentary.Estimated delivery:
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Copy of the DVD signed, a piece of local artisan art from Costa Rica with a printed photo of the artist themselves, framed certificate of thanks with a signed photo of us, a photo of you in the ending credits with a special thanks, and our first-born children! (just kidding about that last one)Estimated delivery:
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