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About this project
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The Vision of the Film: We plan to create easy segments featuring heartfelt stories from individuals who faced adversity because of linguistic prejudice. (These segments will then be put together to form our film.) Their stories of both survival and perseverance, along with commentaries from experts in the field of linguistics will shed light on the struggles so many have faced, and leave the viewer with a profound new outlook on how language serves human beings.
The Mission: In a few days I am leaving California to travel across the country, searching for those who have persevered and triumphed in the face of linguistic prejudice; and those who bear the scars of failed language policies — to let them tell their stories, and give them a voice again.
The Team: We are a husband and wife team with a few volunteers who help out with technical issues.
The Goal: This film is about raising awareness and spreading a message that honors linguistic diversity and tolerance.
This film is about people and their stories.
Our goal of $10,000 will help pay for overhead costs, travel expenses, equipment rentals, and production costs.
The Motivation: Diversity and tolerance are important in today’s world. The six years I spent in the American South gave me an appreciation for linguistic diversity and the need for tolerance. That’s why I started studying linguistics.
I learned that linguistic prejudice is not just something that conservatives do, it's not just something that liberals do. Linguistic prejudice is not isolated in certain countries.
After I became aware of this prejudice, I decided to embark on a journey. That led me to the creation of this film..
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Risks and challenges
Our team is committed to making this film. Barring any catastrophes, this film will be made on schedule. We will keep you informed of any schedule changes.
Making a film is a lot of work. Although we have already begun production of the film, there is a lot more work to do. That’s where your support comes in. By supporting this project you will be supporting us in the endless hours we spend filming, making appointments, doing research, and so on. Your support is incredibly valuable!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Please pledge. By pledging any amount, you will help make this production possible. Your reward will be a link to view the film online (upon full release). In addition you will be added to our email list and receive updates about the film. Please pledge now!Estimated delivery:
You will receive a limited release DVD in time for the holidays. These DVDs will make great gifts to family and loved ones. You’ll also receive all of the above rewards!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Super Awesome! Thank You. You will receive the limited release DVD, plus a bumper sticker with something witty printed on it. In addition you will be added to our email list and receive updates about the film. Pledge today!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Even Better! By donating at this level you will receive all of the rewards above, plus a coffee mug with something witty printed on it! And if you like, I will record a personal a thank you video in Haitian Creole, Catalan, Apache, American Sign Language or my native tongue (English), and post it on YouTube for you and the entire world to see.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Super Awesome Even Better Deluxe Package! All of the rewards above, plus I will personally introduce you to one of the participants in the film! I will make a video of the event and post it to YouTube. (Backer is responsible for all travel arrangements. Scheduling may vary. Participants must be willing to meet with you, otherwise an alternative participant will be selected.)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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