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A Place to Stand is the life story of Jimmy Santiago Baca, an award-winning poet who learned how to read and write while in prison.
A Place to Stand is the life story of Jimmy Santiago Baca, an award-winning poet who learned how to read and write while in prison.
81 backers pledged $7,493 to help bring this project to life.

Our Education Campaign

Dear Friends,

A Place to Stand will finally be released this year – both for general audiences and educators. As you know, this has been a labor of love for more than 6 years so far and it wouldn’t have been possible without all of you and our team of committed filmmakers and artists.

We know we have something special on our hands, but without your continued support, the film won’t go very far. We still don’t have a big distributor or studio behind us. We still don’t have big money – none of us have made a financial profit on this project. All we have is sweat and determination and passion. That’s why we’re fundraising again – and we need your support to help fund our educational campaign.

At this point, it's is not about supporting a film, but rather the people who need to see it. In this world of increasing negativity, we need to know that stories like Jimmy’s exist. Jimmy is a powerful role model for populations that don’t have many role models: incarcerated individuals, adolescents on the edge, and others impoverished and neglected by society.

Our aim now is simple - to get the documentary and our educational curriculum into as many schools and prisons as possible. Our fundraising campaign is specifically to support this mission.

One by one, person-by-person, step-by-step, we will get this film out there. This final campaign – during our film’s release – is our biggest hope and chance to make a real difference with our movie. Please help us, visit our Indiegogo campaign, share it with your networks, and donate.

And as we've said a million times before, thank you, thank you, thank you. We wouldn't have made it this far without you.

With Profound Gratitude,

Daniel Glick and Gabe Baca
Director and Producer, A Place to Stand

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