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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 27 2016 5:05 PM UTC +00:00
$1,765
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
36
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 27 2016 5:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

Phase 1

This is an independent fund. We have no big funders or organizations backing us... yet. That's why we need you. We need to start shooting now. Reaching our goal will allow us to begin shooting footage at the two party conventions and buy us time to raise awareness to raise the production, administrative, and promotional budgets for this much-needed film. 

We're going to communicate with you the audience. Some of the footage we'll release before the film's debut. We'll also communicate some of our successes and our challenges along the way. Together, we can change the way films are produced and promoted. 

The American Left and the Right need to see this film and decide where we go from here.

Narrative

Decades after the death of "Rules for Radical" author and community organizer, Saul Alinsky, his vision has become reality. Alinsky believed that organized chaos could undermine and fundamentally transform the government. The radical Left has thousands of foot soldiers connecting with their neighbors in what Alinsky dubbed “trouble spots” to further their narrative. His legacy allowed progressives and the Democratic Party to create a permanent, year-around field program. From Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton to ACORN to Black Lives Matter, Alinsky is more alive in his death now than in his four decades of community organizing. The Children of Alinsky will expose the activist leaders, the protesters they lead and the groups that comprise this permanent, agitating grassroots structure which is broad enough, deep enough and efficient enough to win elections.

Featuring interviews and on the ground footage from the frontline movement organizations The Children of Alinsky will follow what some on progressive left describe as an “experiment in 21 st century political education for movement building and liberation!”

Going beyond the typical hubris of left and right politics the documentary will serve as a visual tour of Alinsky’s impact and serve as a tool for public knowledge and action.

Political battle lines have been drawn around how best to capture public awareness, and influence government and corporate policies. The Children of Alinsky offers a movement eye view of the implementation of his vision to give us a common frame of reference.

A perfect storm is approaching the Cleveland where the rise of Donald Trump will meet movements of the Left and a media hungry for conflict and will go on until November.

America will be impacted for generations to come. It's your move. 

Risks and challenges

While the director may be new to filmmaking, some of the partners we've assembled are not. Coupled with the director and producer's political organizing abilities, we've gained access to the two national conventions and we'll make other stops .

After the project is successfully funded, we've carved out times in our busy schedule that'll allow us to successful manage this project and start shooting. The equipment is ready, the team is ready, all we need is the seed capital here at Kickstarter.

We're prepared to communicate not just our successes along the way, but also our challenges. We want to change the way these type of political documentary films are done.

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