More than 55,000 Berlin Jews died during the Holocaust, but Jewish culture in Berlin has risen from the ashes. This documentary is a powerful way to create awareness, break barriers, create dialog and fight anti-Semitism.
In a historical and emotional journey that investigates the roots behind this emblematic community, with the support of the Zurückgeben Stiftung (a grant for Jewish women in Germany) we produced a film about new migration waves, memories, dreams, and Jewish cooking in Berlin.
The film is almost completed but we need your help to get it on the big screen in film festival circuits. This feature length documentary needs to be NTSC formatted to be festival ready, and we need to make a German and Spanish copy to submit the film to relevant festivals around the world.
We need to raise a minimum of US$3000 in 29 days so we can share this story with today's generation of Jews and non-Jews around the world. Please help us reach our goal by giving as much money as you can. Whether it is $10 or $1000, any amount helps! We are asking for the minimum required, but the sky is the limit. The more money we can raise, the more we can distribute and show that Jewish life in Berlin is alive.
By helping us promote and distribute our documentary “Each Flavour is a Journey”, you'll be part of a movement that believes that food is a crucial aspect of our cultural identity, which puts together religion, spirituality, tradition and Jewish history in a very positive manner.
You will also stand up to show that Jews in Berlin are once again an active and important part of the German society. This documentary is a message of hope and peace, and as a supporter, you will be one of the messengers.
Risks and challenges
The film is ready, but there is a lot more to be done, and our major risk is not to have sufficient funds to count with the technical and logistic capacity to cope with it. That is why is so important to raise as much as possible, but specially to have an active community supporting this.
Making the necessary quality copies in NTSC format and in other specific formats required by film festivals, and creating the German and Spanish versions is all we need to be able to distribute the film in the relevant outlets. We know that distributing an independent film is always challenging, and this is no exception. If we are able to produce the quality copies that we need, we will work hard to get this film the best distribution possible. We believe this is a film that people need to see.
Our aim is to distribute it in a wide range of European, American and Israeli film festivals, targeting it as both a culinary and a Jewish film. For this reason, we are looking to produce a German, English and Spanish version, which will contribute to reach a wider audience. We will also create a set of postcards with the recipes shown in the film as part of our rewards.
This film is about a community, and we want to build a virtual community around it, by using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and by sharing life stories related to Jewish cuisine through a blog. The challenge is to be able to get people motivated and attracted to be part of it. On a later stage we want to produce a guide of Jewish Food in Berlin.
Our risks are to fail in this tasks by the lack of time of resources, that is why this campaign is so crucial. We need to reach all the festivals deadlines, to make quality copies in NTSC format and in the specific formats required by the festivals, to get the copies ready on time to submit it to film festivals, we must also finish the German and Spanish version. It can also take some time to design and print the postcards collection. But together, we can do it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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