Four years in the making, Roadmap to Apartheid is almost done! Now, we really need everyone's help to get to the finish line.
About the film
Ana Nogueira is a white South African and Eron Davidson a Jewish Israeli. Drawing on their first-hand knowledge of the issues, the producers take a close look at the apartheid comparison often used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by author and activist Alice Walker, the film breaks down the rhetorical analogy into a fact-based comparison, noting where the analogy is useful and appropriate, and where it is not.
There are many lessons to draw from the South African experience relevant to conflicts all over the world. This film is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why a growing number of people around the world agree with them.
While not perfect the apartheid analogy is a useful framework by which to educate people on the complex issues facing Israelis and Palestinians. Roadmap to Apartheid delves into those issues, comparing the many similar laws and tools used by both Israel and apartheid-era South Africa. The film winds its way through the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Inside Israel itself, showing the audience what life is like for Palestinians in all those areas. Using interviews with Palestinians and Israelis, combined with archival material and anecdotes from South Africans, we will form a complete picture as to why the analogy is being used with increasing frequency and potency.
What we have left to do
We have achieved picture lock! This means we are done editing. But there is still a lot to do, and its the most expensive part. Although we have set our goal at $25,000, we are actually in need of $40,000 to pay for all the upcoming costs associated with releasing the film. So even if we reach our Kickstarter goal, please keep donating!
The money we raise here will go to accomplish the following remaining tasks:
- Pay for all the intense archival footage in the documentary that really helps to showcase the story. We cannot release the film until this bill gets covered. So please, be generous!
- Compensate the talented sound, color, design and motion graphics crew for the many days they will invest in this film for the next couple of months.
Anything donated above this amount will go to:
- Printing DVDs!
- Funding our extensive screening and speaking tour in the U.S. and elsewhere. We plan on visiting and collaborating with student groups, churches, labor unions and other community groups to help with local, grassroots organizing and education around Palestine. So, again, even if we reach our goal, please keep supporting our ongoing distribution efforts! (You can also get in touch with us if you are interested in hosting a screening in your hometown by going to our website.)
We can't tell you how excited we are to get this film out to the world. It is the culmination of many dozens of people's labor of love over the past four years. We are sad to say that events in Israel-Palestine still make this documentary relevant after four years. But we are proud for this film to be part of the growing peaceful, hopeful and determined movement for change there.
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