Dear People and The Olive Supporters,
As many of you know, The People And The Olive documentary had it’s world premiere on September 10th, to a sold-out State Theatre in Traverse City, Michigan. It was an amazing evening, and a dream come true to be able to share the film’s message with so many in the hometown of many of the Run Across Palestine team. This article by journalist Keith Schneider, sums up the evening beautifully.
Now for this coming weekend, the film will be making it’s national debut, as a part of two major festivals - The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival, and the Boston Palestine Film Festival. It’s going to be a very exciting weekend as the film’s producers Aaron Dennis and Jacob Wheeler head to Boston and co-producers Timothy Young and Chelsea Dennis travel to Chicago to take part in the screenings and Q&A sessions afterward! Invite your friends who live in these areas to attend and spread the word. More details about the screening times can be found at: http://thepeopleandtheolive.com/?page_id=29
It’s also going to be a race to the finish line for our Kickstarter campaign! The original campaign launched the web series and helped pay for travel expenses. Then followed hundreds and hundreds of donated hours (it’s a true labor of love) to turn the web-series into a feature documentary. Now we are raising $6000 to cover the expenses of promotion and spreading the film to theatres and film festivals across the globe. As of today, we are at 73% of our goal - which means we have to raise $1620 in the next 6 days - or none of those donations will be processed! Any donation amount will help, and $25+ donors receive a limited edition copy of the DVD. Also, between now and the end of the campaign, the top donor receives a special gift of an extra bottle of Canaan Fair Trade Olive Oil and a bottle of Palestinian olives! Please help share the word with friends, and spread this simple link to our Kickstarter campaign: http://kck.st/MULfa1
We are so grateful for support that made this film possible. By helping the project, you are not only supporting independent filmmaking, but you are also helping to spread a message of hope, peace and shared humanity! There are many other screenings in the works, including two in the biggest theaters in Palestine. Check our facebook page or www.thepeopleandtheolive.com soon for updates!
P.S. If you are a supporter of the original web-series, please be sure to send us your address so that we can send you your reward. Many are still left unclaimed!