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T.H.E Film captures a noble effort to esteem African culture. A grassroot conquest to liberate 700 people from beauty myth bondage.

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. "--Harriet Tubman

Dear Backer*

I could be wrong, though it seems like; I walk the streets of Chicago among people who no-longer believe in being active.  I know for sure that for black women, hair is a crown that expresses stature.  At the start of production for The Harriet Experiment, one of our cinematographers said, "Seems like, the higher a woman climbs the success ladder, the weaker her curl pattern gets".  I won't sit still while such a rich, vibrant culture is vacuumed lifeless by multi-media images of botox-ed clones, and lace front celebrities. Television programs, magazine covers, blog posts, all remix standardized beauty until we forget how beautifully we were designed in the first place.  The majority of women in this country have felt the desire to be accepted, and exhalted and have risked their health to do so.  I created The Harriet Experiment/inspired by Harriet Tubman, to help more women/girls to find freedom in their congenital features. I am on a quest to assist 700 people in breaking free from the restraints of main-stream beauty standards. Relentlessly seeking 700 people to go on record, and pledge to build a healthy relationship with their "whole-self", starting with hair or as we say in my culture "crown and glory".  It's our time to heal.  African people in America have struggled with self-worth, self-image, and self-construction since 1619, when the first English colony in North America took into possession 20 Africans.  Stunned by the residue, I've created this initiative to restore balance to African Culture; I am faithful that it will.

By backing this project you are investing in a film that will peel the covers back on issues that are constantly being blanketed.  How we groom ourselves, how we give and receive love, how we chose to nurture our bodies must all be re-evaluated.  You are not investing in "Good Hair Part 2".  This body of work is a calculated pursuit towards freedom from unhealthy food choices, relationships, stinking thinking, and poor self-imagery.  I see this Kickstarter campaign as phase one of our project.  There were many people who helped along "The Underground Railroad", all race backgrounds, all ages.  This documentary is an effort to re-impose balance and structure.  Please make your pledge, we appreciate it greatly.

Utilization of Funds:

The Harriet Experiment- 2012/2013

Project Duration-12 months

The Film Component of The Harriet Experiment

Camera Crew

Color Correction

Sound-Mixing

Editing

National Advertising

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  • Kickstart backers, you are pledging your hard earned dollars to fund healing and encouragement to multitude of people. This film is not a possibility. T.H.E FILM must be produced and little girls with "kinky" hair must know that their is no "ugly phase";however, all people are born uniquely beautiful. As a Backer Of T.H.E FILM--you are kickstarting positive imaging for Blacks/Africans in Media.

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  • The Harriet Experiment is a year long conquest to free 700 African people from different forms of bondage. Through 12 portals each segment in our film will address issues concerning--1). Superficial means of beauty. 2). Standard American Diet. 3). Destructive union/marriage. 4). Self Destruction.

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  • The funds will be used for:

    The Harriet Experiment 2012®

    The Harriet Experiment 2013®

    Color Correction

    Graphic Design

    Sound Mixing

    Editing

    Marketing

    Visual Efx Compositor

    Camera and Lighting Gear

    Camera Crew and Catering

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    If 70,000 people contribute $1 dollar this project will get funded! Please spread the word, tell all your friends, follow us on twitter @theharrietexp for updates! Each dollar adds up. Back us at this level and receive a "massive" word of thanks, and acknowledgment on our cyber hub.... http://www.iamharriet.net Bliss you.

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    Pledge at this level and get your name and a note of thank you on our CYBER HUB--http:// www.iamharriet.net --by backing us with $50 or more your are also pre-ordering T.H.E OFFICIAL downloadable ring tone performed by: MC Lyte and Emon Fowler. Joyfully Receiving.

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    Pledges of $100 or more get all of the toppings above with a side order of T.H.E Official T-Shirt. Please include size information along with $10 for shipping. Thanks a zillion.

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    *THE HARRIET EXPERIMENT SAMPLER* BECOME A BACKER AT THIS LEVEL AND RECEIVE (4) STYLING SESSIONS WITH SYREETA HOUSE OR EMON FOWLER OF THE HARRIET STYLE TEAM. STYLE SESSION INCLUDES: A NATURAL HAIR CONSULT, INVIGORATION SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, BEAUTIFULSTYLE (COMB COILS, TWISTS, LOCS, LOC MAINTAINING, BRAID DESIGN, SOFT UPDO'S, FLAT TWIST, MOHAWKS). OUR SALON SARAH BELLUM IS LOCATED IN CHICAGO, IL- 6511 S GREENWOOD, 60637.

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    YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT @ $500.00 will give you a deep look into T.H.E FILM. All of the above"icing" plus an autographed copy of T.H.E FILM. Curious to know the business layout? At this level receive Emon Fowler's personal holistically hot business journal. Memoir includes personal thoughts, scanned documents, business decisions, triumphs, and challenges. T.H.E OFFICIAL JORNAL is an intimate look at tis project from start to end. Please add $10 for shipping. Tender Appreciation.

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    All of the above +Hair/Make-up for two, (2)tickets for the premiere of T.H.E Film.... located in CHICAGO IL. Intimate Vegan Dinner Date with Project Creator: Emon Fowler! (Airfare not included) Abundant Thanks.

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    Photos, Make-up and Hair for Party of 4. Screening and Private Vegan Dinner with Project Creator: Emon Fowler, T.H.E Style Team and Film Crew in your hometown+Executive Producer Credit on our film! Pleasant Gratitude.

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