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Vilda Bomben Film ABBy Vilda Bomben Film AB
First created
Vilda Bomben Film ABBy Vilda Bomben Film AB
First created
SEK 8,960
pledged of SEK 300,000pledged of SEK 300,000 goal
24
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 21 2015 4:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

As we see the traditional media landscape disintegrating, a new generation of street journalists is emerging, reporting directly from their own streets and communities, to a worldwide online audience. They are re-defining what is news and who is a newsmaker.

Who tells the stories that matter? Who owns your voice?

Become the Media is not only a documentary but part of a bigger movement. We aim to raise $36,000 so that we can keep developing this film into a tool of which we can all partake in and be part of changing the worldview narrative for the better. We will follow the personal lives of these journalists and investigate how the media shapes people's perception of the world.

The documentary Become the Media portrays the everyday struggles of street journalists, who armed with smartphones and cameras fight to give a voice to the voiceless. By exposing abuse, inequalities and telling stories that are genuine to themselves and their communities, they are advocating with the marginalized and serving as a counter-weight against the narrow world view upheld by mainstream news media. These media activists show how ordinary people can speak up, question the status quo, and advocate for human rights, true social change and equality.

New technology has made it simple to produce one’s own news at a very low cost. A smartphone can sidestep the mainstream media’s distribution channels, in turn providing platform for new narratives. The street journalists we portray here have taken charge of these new technologies, producing their own content through a grassroots perspective, not bound by traditional journalistic perceptions of objectivity.

As these technologies have changed the way news are being made and spread, they are also constantly changing the way films are produced, formatted and spread. Due to rich interactive and even immersive media formats, film content is not necessarily bound to the traditional linear 90 minute feature format anymore.

We want to embrace and experiment with these exciting developments, by not only creating a documentary film, but also creating an online experience, that uses the research and filmed material to create an interactive experience, encompassing numerous formats.

Right now, we are in the stage of crafting a rough concept of what this online platform could be along with the film and we welcome your ideas and suggestions!

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

We believe in a more humane world. We believe that through connections whether they be through the visual medium or print, we can see the world through each other’s eyes. By pledging to this campaign you are bringing people closer together. With our funding goal of $36,000 we aim to bring you a film that portrays the people on the ground and also create a platform for all of us to be able to connect. We want to keep following the personal and lived experiences that are genuine to the journalists themselves and their communities.

Street journalism is changing the narrative of what is seen and heard in the world.

Your contribution would mean the world to us, but sharing our project is equally of importance so thank you a million  for your support.

Back the project at whichever level you can, each contribution counts. Help us to also spread the word either through your facebook, twitter or any other social media site you use. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BecomeTheMediaDoc) or Twitter (@Become_theMedia) and we promise to keep your feed updated and varied.

REWARDS

We will be updating our rewards with some pictures during our journey. We have some pretty cool ones that can be used by any journalists and soon-to-be journalists so check out our reward list.

As much as we would like to give you this documentary and platform tomorrow, there are many stages and challenges to overcome before we are done with the final film. We aim to be done in 2017 but no need to worry, most of your rewards will be sent out way before then.

WHO ARE WE

HOW WE PLAN TO USE OUR FUNDING

We want to be as close to our journalists as possible and because they live all over the world, a big chunk of our budget will go towards traveling. Our work is mostly done on these trips so count on seeing us in full-force work mode once we’re on the ground.

CONNECT WITH US!

Twitter: @Become_theMedia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BecomeTheMediaDoc

www.vildabomben.com

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges are that we don't meet our funding goal. We will make this movie and interactive platform without funding but it will take a long time before it's made and we hope to deliver you the best documentary and platform possible.

Another risk is that one of our journalists gets injured during an assignment and we'd have to halt any production with them included. We aim to keep our journalists as safe as possible but it is a risky business which also makes it more important.

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    Pledge SEK 50 or more About $6

    ~ $6 USD, €5

    THE SUPPORTER -

    Thank you for your support! Join the movement and be part of a worldwide community that embraces democratic values and the need to diversify the media. You'll be part of making this movie and cross-media platform a reality!

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    Pledge SEK 80 or more About $9

    ~ $10 USD, €9

    THE SUPPORTER KIT -

    On top of being part of a great movement, plaster your computer screen with an awesome still. We'll also throw in some downloadable graphics along with our eternal gratitude for your support!

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    Pledge SEK 125 or more About $14

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    LET'S BUILD A REVOLUTION! -

    Tell us your stories. How has media changed the way you perceive the world? We'll continually post the most inspiring answers on our website, Facebook or Twitter. This is where we start. This is where we build this movement together. Previous rewards included.

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    Pledge SEK 160 or more About $18

    ~ $20 USD, €18

    WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE YOU? -

    Make your voice heard! Where in the world are you?! We'll feature you on our map on our website so we can all see where our voices are the loudest. Be part of showing the world how important idependent journalism is. We'll also send you some downloadable prints from our journey's so far as well as our previous rewards.

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    Pledge SEK 250 or more About $28

    ~ $30 €27

    ONLINE VIEWER -

    If you love documentaries you'll get all the previous perks but also a free online edition of the finished movie. On top of that you'll get the music that inspires our every step AND we'll also add an online edition of Gustav's movie "For that picture". Last but not least, you'll also receive credit on our platform.

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    Pledge SEK 350 or more About $39

    ~ $42 €37

    THE ACTIVIST KIT -

    Are you ready to take it to the streets? Where do I start? How about a pdf of important locations of where we've traveled. Get our tips for each location and we'll also give you a downloadable stencil that you can use on any legal surface anywhere in the world. Bring all the previous rewards with you as well as your name in the credits.

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    Pledge SEK 500 or more About $55

    ~ $60 USD, €54

    THE READER -

    What inspires you? On top of all the previous rewards we'll provide a 1-year subscription to an online magazine. They're magazines we love, but also get a lot of our inspiration from. You can choose from these below and you'll support us, support the magazines and feed the brain at the same time!! And in between reading, watch the online version of Carl's award-winning film "Freak Out" abut how a group of young European freethinkers started the alternative movement on a Swiss hilltop.

    Magazines to choose from are :

    - Yes Magazine
    - Carta Capital
    - Dissent
    - Piauí
    - Adbusters
    - Guernica

    For magazines without subscriptions, we will make a $15 donation in your name.

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    Pledge SEK 700 or more About $77

    ~ $85 USD, €75

    GO VIRAL! -

    Can't make it to the premiere? No worries we'll cue you in through our link! Be part of the Q&A session and listen to the team talk about the movie, journalists and their experiences on the ground. All previous rewards are
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    Pledge SEK 1,000 or more About $110

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    THE COLLECTOR -

    Love photography but you're old-school and want a real print? Own an original image by one of our journalists as well as all the great things in our previous rewards. You'll also receive an exclusive Kickstarter mini-movie poster, you won't find anywhere else! It's in color and super rad. Don't miss out! Every previous reward
    will also be yours.

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    Pledge SEK 2,000 or more About $221

    ~ $245 USD, €214

    PLATFORM SUPPORTER -

    Want to know what our cross-media platform wiz Valeria is up to? Have a 30-min talk with her and test-run the beta version. We'll also feature your own video on our platform and throw in all of the previous rewards.

    (At Valeria's discretion)

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    Pledge SEK 4,000 or more About $441

    ~ $485 USD, €428

    TELL YOUR STORIES -

    Have a 1-hour Skype-meeting with Gustav who gives you tips & tricks of the journalist trade. How to find, produce and distribute the stories that matters to you and your community. All previous rewards included.

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    Pledge SEK 8,500 or more About $937

    ~ $1040 USD, €910

    THE ADVENTURE FANATIC -

    Every previous reward but you also get to meet up with the team while they're shooting somewhere in the world! Spend a day in the life of a street journalist, following their every step and receive an Associate Producer credit in the film. We'll also send you our official full-size movie poster.

    (Transportation and accomodation not included)

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    Pledge SEK 45,000 or more About $4,963

    ~ $5460 USD, €4,820

    THE ULTIMATE SUPPORTER -

    All the previous rewards as well as an invite to the movie premiere and Q&A! Have a front row seat to an intense discussion on journalism and the visual medium today and its' future. Your name will also be featured as an Executive Producer in our credits and on top of that you'll
    receive one of our cameras which was used while filming in a surprise location. Turn it on, there might be something on there.

    (Transportation and accomodation not included)

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Funding period

- (30 days)