CLIPPED The Documentary
CLIPPED The Documentary
CLIPPED is an American story that proves we are all "armed with a voice" to protect the rights we too often take for granted.
CLIPPED is an American story that proves we are all "armed with a voice" to protect the rights we too often take for granted. Read more
AT WHAT POINT DO WE TRUST OUR GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT OUR CONSTITUTIONAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS, AND AT WHAT POINT DO WE CITIZENS NEED TO STAND UP AND DEFEND THESE RIGHTS WHEN THEY ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM US?
CLIPPED is a film that will set a new standard in exploring our constitutional rights by utilizing the power of art and music to set the stage for some serious issues that affect every American. It tells how creative expression, love, courage and a sense of duty propelled Diana Levine to fight for and win a historic victory for all Americans in the "Business Case of the Century," and how her victory in Wyeth v. Levine has been undermined by a new Supreme Court decision. This ruling exposes a troubling trend in American politics where citizens' and states' constitutional rights are being abandoned for the interests of SOME irresponsible companies, businesses who are actively seeking to increase the power of the federal government in order to minimize states' rights.
More than a story of justice, politics, business and law, CLIPPED is told through the lens of artistic expression. It shows how music played a central role in Diana's journey, both as a healing tool and an instrument of personal and social change.
CLIPPED aims to open a dialogue about Ethics and Morality in business and government, but is not anti-business or anti-government. We understand that businesses provide jobs and that the ability for businesses to make profits is what creates the incentive to innovate and create valuable products and services within our society. The government also goes to great lengths to protect consumers from monopolies, collusion, and fraud. But, we also understand that AMERICAN citizens are granted certain inalienable rights that protect us from harm and that guarantee our right to hold accountable those who cause us harm, such as our 7th Amendment Right to a trial by jury.
A BUDGET is critical for us to be able to tackle this project. Your CONTRIBUTIONS will help us in the following ways:
1. To acquire the EQUIPMENT we need to make this film.
2. To PAY the talented people who will help us to execute the project.
3. To afford the TRAVEL EXPENSES such as gas, motels, food and flights between Diana's home in VERMONT, WASHINGTON D.C., and to the many town around the country where victims cannot tell their stories.
4. To MARKET our efforts for maximum exposure of these important issues.
5. AND to RENT APARTMENTS in Vermont and Washington D.C. so that we have bases to LIVE and WORK from.
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