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Korey GreenBy Korey Green
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Korey GreenBy Korey Green
First created
$1,845
pledged of $20,000 goal
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backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 27 2015

About

The Blackness Project is a featured length documentary film about culture and race from the African American perspective. The film was inspired from conversations about the "Whiteness Project" which is a documentary discussing race and the perceived loss of white privilege by white Americans.

"We have a desire to share voices that may not have been heard, to elevate the power of inclusion and encourage serious conversations," stated Korey Green, film director of The Blackness Project.

The main purpose of The Blackness Project film is to bridge the gap between white and black Americans with in depth interviews on race. The film will include interviews of black Americans discussing their experiences and thoughts about racism in America.

"It is important to know that we do not seek to divide with this project but to encourage serious conversations that lead to community led solutions," stated Peter Johnson, Executive Producer of The Blackness Project.

Why Join this Awareness Project?

1. Be a Part of a movement to help create a meaningful discussion about racism in America that lead to community led solutions.

Race Relations: Is your organization raising awareness and providing solutions? We would like to hear from you. Get Involved in our project.

2. This documentary strives to inform, elevate consciousness and inspire individuals and communities to embrace diversity.

3. Many projects focus on the images and voices affected by racism; however this project would like to take those voices and images and ask Americans to take another look but with a focus on humanity and how we can bridge the racial divide that leads to racial incidents.

What is the Blackness Project?

Read about our vision in articles and media coverage of our introduction press conference.

http://www.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2015/11/19/the-blackness-project-filmmaker-korey-green.html

http://news.wbfo.org/post/documentary-local-filmmakers-aims-spark-dialogue-race#stream/0

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/film-project-aims-to-get-people-engaged-on-racial-issues-20151119

http://buffalorising.com/2015/12/the-blackness-project-seeks-to-rewrite-americas-racial-narrative/

What People Are Saying About the Project

Mayor Byron W. Brown was on hand to celebrate another movie being filmed this year in Buffalo.

“I thought the preview was powerful and provocative,” the mayor said.

How Funds Will Be Used

Your donation will be used to help begin the process of Rewriting America's racial narrative by helping us complete the production of The Blackness Project.

Funds will be used to pay for the production (filming, cameras, editing, sound, music etc.) to develop a professional documentary film.

We're hoping to exceed our $20,000 goal and be able to expand the geographical outreach to include an array of interviews across the United States.

We would like to include a college tour to show the documentary and engage students in an organized conversation.

Risks and challenges

The only possible obstacle that we foresee is; production delays in our editing process. In this industry, it is very common to edit a project several times over. Although we have a production deadline, we are adamant on producing the best product. Typically this can become a timely process. We have recently upgraded all of our computer software to work efficiently as possible, but editing creativity should never be rushed.

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    Photo taken in front of Blackness project Banner to be placed on our website acknowledging all contributors.

    1 Blackness project sticker.

    A custom flyer/postcard from our Million Man march trip promoting the blackness project.

    1 Black Malice/Forgotten City DVD.

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    Certificate of appreciation from Black Rose Films and Xavier Films.

    Photo taken in front of Blackness project Banner to be placed on our website acknowledging all contributors.

    1 Blackness project sticker.

    A custom flyer/postcard from our Million Man march trip promoting the blackness project.

    1 Black Malice/Forgotten City DVD.

    1 official Blackness Project T-shirt.

    2 VIP tickets to film premiere.

    Name or Business mentioned in thank you credits in the film.

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    Certificate of appreciation from Black Rose Films and Xavier Films.

    A custom flyer/postcard from our Million Man march trip promoting the blackness project.

    1 Black Malice/Forgotten City DVD.

    1 official Blackness Project T-shirt.

    2 VIP tickets to film premiere.

    Name or Business mentioned in thank you credits in the film.

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    A signed letter from Korey Green and Peter Johnson thanking you for your donation.

    Certificate of appreciation from Black Rose Films and Xavier Films.

    A custom flyer/postcard from our Million Man march trip promoting the blackness project.

    1 Black Malice/Forgotten City DVD.

    1 official Blackness Project T-shirt.

    2 VIP tickets to film premiere.

    Name or Business mentioned in thank you credits in the film.

    Free custom 30 second promotional video/commercial for your business etc.

    Buffalo Basket containing all Buffalo specialty Products.

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    Certificate of appreciation from Black Rose Films and Xavier Films.

    A custom flyer/postcard from our Million Man march trip promoting the blackness project.

    1 Black Malice/Forgotten City DVD.

    1 official Blackness Project T-shirt.

    2 VIP tickets to film premiere.

    Name or Business mentioned in thank you credits in the film.

    Free custom 30 second promotional video/commercial for your business etc.

    Buffalo Basket containing all Buffalo specialty Products.

    Special Associate Producer Credit.

    Opportunity to join us at Special Screening in NYC, ATL or Los Angeles (expenses not included).

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    Certificate of appreciation from Black Rose Films and Xavier Films.

    A custom flyer/postcard from our Million Man march trip promoting the blackness project.

    1 Black Malice/Forgotten City DVD.

    1 official Blackness Project T-shirt.

    2 VIP tickets to film premiere.

    Name or Business mentioned in thank you credits in the film.

    Free custom 30 second promotional video/commercial for your business etc.

    Buffalo Basket containing all Buffalo specialty Products.

    Special Associate Producer Credit (in the beginning of the film).

    Opportunity to join us at Special Screening in NYC, ATL or Los Angeles (expenses not included).

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Funding period

- (30 days)