#CanYouForgive? We Launch TODAY!
We just launched the Risking Light crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark! In the next 30 days, we will raise a minimum of $60,000 to properly complete and distribute this film!
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We are thankful to be EDITING!
Greetings to our fabulous backers and members of the Risking Light community! Words cannot express how grateful we are for your past support of Risking Light (formerly known as SMOOCH... Read more
From the seeds of Cambodia . . . Australia!
Greetings friends of Risking Light!
Just over one year ago, we were thrilled that the Kickstarter campaign for “SMOOCH: Kilong’s Story” had not only made, but surpassed it’s goal... Read more
Cambodia was amazing!
Greetings to our friends and supporters!
I’m thrilled to report that our crew has just returned from Cambodia (thanks to our Kickstarter supporters and the Fetzer Institute) with phenomenal stories... Read more
Day 4 in Cambodia . . . groundbreaking!
This beautiful picture was snapped by Kilung Ung at the groundbreaking of the new school that his organization, the Golden Leaf Educational Foundation is building in Pursat, Cambodia. Pursat is... Read more
Day 3 in Cambodia . . . Piglet on the set!
Piglet on set! Napping peacefully under the light stand, he dreamed of romping through rice paddies with wee she-piglets.
Day 2 in Cambodia
Here is Cinematographer Jesse Roesler as he captures images at The Killing Fields Museum. Sounds like things are going well for the team and that their local collaborators in Cambodia... Read more
Life in Cambodia!
The team is currently in Cambodia and sent a few pictures for our backers to enjoy. They are shooting nonstop, so written details will come when the trip is complete.... Read more
The journey begins!
We are excited to announce that our crew are packing their bags and preparing to depart for Cambodia! November 9-18, thanks to your generosity, they will be joining Kilong Ung... Read more
Now it's your turn! Voices of Forgiveness!
Tell your story and watch other user-generated stories.Since we began Risking Light (previously SMOOCH), we have been inundated with emails and correspondence from people who want to share... Read more
Flights to Cambodia . . . BOOKED!
Just a quick update with more to come soon . . .
Thanks to your generosity, our crew is set to fly to Cambodia in November! Connections are being made... Read more
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - WE'VE CHANGED OUR NAME!
SMOOCH is now Risking Light: Journeys of Forgiveness
We are excited to announce that SMOOCH is changing its name to Risking Light: Journeys of Forgiveness. Why? For those of... Read more
Final Campaign Results - $2,981.22 OVER OUR GOAL - We're going to Cambodia!
Approximately one hour ago, the SMOOCHKickstarter Campaign ended and we are excited to announce that we went $2,981.22 over our original goal of $10,000 for a grand total of... Read more
WE MADE IT!!!! - Thank you all!!!! - Message from the Director
At 7:59am EST a series of donations including one BIG donation came in that helped SMOOCH cross the $10,000 mark! The project is officially at it's goal!
I just woke... Read more
21 New Backers, 6 Days, and Only $3,903 to Our Goal! - Message from the Director, Dawn Mikkelson
WHAT A GREAT 24 HOURS!
In the last day we have increased momentum with 21 New Backers, bringing us over 60% of our way to the goal on May... Read more
9 Days Left! A personal video message from Kilong and Dawn.
We have reached the final days of our Kickstarter Campaign! We're very excited by our success thus far, but we still have over $5000 to raise before the morning on... Read more
1/3 of the Way There! - Why is Kilong a "Golden Leaf"?
Thank you to those who have backed us! We are right on track with 1/3 of our campaign complete and 1/3 of our funds raised! Wheeeee!
In celebration we... Read more
First Milestone Reached - Hear from Kilong!
Thanks to our donors, we have passed the $2000 mark in pledges! Thank you! 23 days left of our campaign and we're 1/5 of the way there!!!!
In celebration, we... Read more
Thanks to our Backers for the awesome start!
"First, I was a slave to those who captured me; then after I escaped, I became a slave to my anger and painful memory. After my forgiving, I became truly... Read more