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A documentary film on a sustainable, grassroots effort to fight malnutrition in Indonesia.  And it's organic!
A documentary film on a sustainable, grassroots effort to fight malnutrition in Indonesia. And it's organic!
62 backers pledged $11,230 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter page!  We are currently seeking funding to support the production of this documentary film.  We have finished the first stage of filming in Indonesia and will resume filming in early June.  We need your help to make this film a reality.  Your tax-deductible contribution will fund the continued filming of this groundbreaking documentary.

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Why is this film important?

Malnutrition is one of the most serious problems facing the developing world today. Over the years, many attempts have been made at reducing hunger and malnutrition, yet the problem still persists at alarming levels. The World Health Organization reports that hunger and malnutrition are the greatest single threat to the world’s public health. In Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country, more than 36% of children under five suffer from stunting. Stunting is when a child’s height is less than what is normal for their age.

About the story

From Two Sticks follows the effort to spread the chaya plant to over two million people in his local area of over 350 villages. Chaya arrived in Indonesia and has spread on a very small scale to 4 of the 6 most populated islands in the Indonesian archipelago. These four islands (Java, Sumatra, Bali and Lombok) have a combined population of more than 187 million people.  However, most Indonesians do not know chaya exists and are not benefiting from it.  Everything with chaya so far has been done on a small scale.  Surprised at chaya's spread so far, Andy is simply trying to speed up the spread so as many people as possible can improve their family's nutrition.  Andy would like to see Chaya in every village in Indonesia in 5 years.

About Chaya

Chaya, also know as “tree spinach” originally comes from the Yucatan in Mexico and began to be grown in Indonesia in the late ‘90s and eaten for its high nutritional content. Chaya is very high in protein, calcium, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin A. The chaya leaf has nutrient levels two to three times greater than other edible leafy green vegetables.

Your donations are tax-deductible through our sponsor Norlink  International.

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We're proud to have Humanika Photography Film and Design as our production partner in Indonesia.

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Risks and challenges

Of course every project has obstacles and challenges. Specifically, many of you might imagine all kinds of difficulties we will have doing this project in a foreign country. However, Jon has lived in Indonesia for three years and has already done a good bit of shooting for the project, some of which you've seen in the video above. His cross-cultural and Indonesian language experience has served to be very helpful in navigating the unique facets of shooting a documentary in a foreign country. In addition, Humanika Photography Film & Design is our Indonesian production partner and offers a wealth of expertise in doing media projects in Indonesia. We are thankful that so far, things have gone very smoothly and we are ready for any challenges which may occur.

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    Skype with the Director and access to the members only website complete with bi-weekly video updates on the filming progress.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT plus all rewards at levels 1-5.

    Come to Indonesia and visit a village where chaya is growing. Eat a home-cooked meal of chaya with villagers who help propagate this amazing plant.

    Your time also includes an overnight stay at an organic farm in the mountains of Java. Learn how simple organic nutrition is benefiting the lives of those in the world's 4th most populous country.

    This trip also includes an excursion of your choice. Examples include: hiking through volcanic mountains and villages on Indonesia's ring of fire, surfing on the south coast of Java, or attending a concert of traditional "angklung" music.

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    ALL EXPENSES PAID trip to Indonesia.

    Come to Indonesia and visit a village where chaya is growing. Enjoy a meal of chaya with villagers who help propagate this amazing plant.

    Your time also includes an overnight stay at an organic farm in the mountains of Java. Learn how simple organic nutrition is benefiting the lives of those in the world's 4th most populous country.

    This trip also includes an excursion of your choice. Examples include: hiking through volcanic mountains and villages on Indonesia's ring of fire, surfing on the south coast of Java, or attending a concert of traditional "angklung" music.

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