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Embodiment is a collection of short films and photographic portraits which explore the varied experiences of queer lives in America.
Embodiment is a collection of short films and photographic portraits which explore the varied experiences of queer lives in America.
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BRIEF SUMMARY
Embodiment is a collection of short films and photographs which explore the varied experiences of queer lives in America.

In 2011, Embodiment will be launched as a gallery installation and a multimedia website with new short films + over 60 photographic portraits released weekly. We feel that its important these films are free and available for you - no matter where you are in the world.

PHOTOS + VIDEO PREVIEWS + UPDATES ON OUR BLOG: www.EmbodimentUSA.com

FUNDING
Over the last 4 years, we have financed 95% of this project out of our own pockets because we truly love and believe in what we're creating. Each video/photo portrait costs about $2,000 to produce - it's been a marathon, but the finish line is near and we need your help to make our work accessible. We are aiming to raise at least $10,000 so that we can engage a programmer/designer to create our dream website, finalize production on all 25 short films, and launch this project in 2011.
We are currently receiving fiscal sponsorship by Three Dollar Bill Cinema in Seattle, WA. Any gift free contribution that you make will be considered a tax deductible donation!

PROJECT INTENT
Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America, is the first ever comprehensive web based documentary and archive to explore the LGBTTQ community in America as a whole. This project explores the lives of individuals from urban and rural areas, and engages with the connecting themes of love, religion, race, class, family, geography and gender identity. We create photographic and video portraits of each person we encounter and offer individuals a chance to speak for themselves. We believe this project has the potential to ignite real social and individual change on a global level.

www.EmbodimentUSA.com

SUCCESSES
Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America, has already gained international acclaim with photographs from this project currently exhibiting in New York, Los Angeles, Germany and Italy, with more multi-media exhibitions coming soon.

Thank you so much for taking time to check out our project....check back soon for updates! Please pass this link on, tweet it, retweet it, share it on facebook and feel free to email us at landrethtovey@gmail.com if you have any questions.

**Are you employed or are you an employer? Embodiment has 501(c)(3) status though Three Dollar Bill Cinema in Seattle, WA, any gift free contribution that you make will be considered a tax deductible donation and you can also ask your employer if they'll do matching funds for your donation too.

Lots of love,
Molly & Amelia

:: The MIX 'TAPES' we offer as a prize includes tracks by these artists who have generously donated at least one song in support of the project. A big thanks to them...

:: KAKI KING
:: AMANDA PALMER
:: RACHAEL CANTU
:: MESHELL NGEGEOCELLO
:: SERA CAHOONE
:: HOLLY THROSBY
:: WASHINGTON
:: THE TRUCKS
:: LOVERS
:: TENDER FOREVER
:: GHOST BEES
:: GRAND SALVO
:: SCOTT SPARK
:: DARREN HANLON
:: GUY BLACKMAN & JENS LEKMAN
:: CHRIS RIFFLE
:: LAURA IMBRUGLIA
:: GINA YOUNG
:: THE BALLET
:: PANDA & ANGEL
:: ALYSSA ROBBINS
:: JULIA WELDON
+ more - follow us on twitter and we'll keep you updated :: www.twitter.com/embodiment_usa

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