Blog Archives

The Model Release/Consent Form

We have a pretty religious relationship with the model release, or consent forms. The papers, full of legalese, that we stick in front of folks we put on camera, are a treasure for us, even though we’ve never been asked to show them to anyone. We have them translated in Nepali. Many in our files have just fingerprints as the

What You Can Do Right Now

The following is copied from an email sent out by our dear friend Eleanor a couple days ago. It resulted in a huge rise in pledges to our project. We are now in our final hours of the Kickstarter, and we need your help. Please be inspired:

Dear friends,

Have you noticed how many people are doing unto others right

Guest Post: We Are Not Alone (Vikram Patel and Global Mental Health)

Here’s another in a series of guest posts by our friend/mentor/intern Jill Seidenstein.

The issues that arise within Shanta’s story are complicated and difficult to disentangle from each other. Attempting to detangle mental health from global development from cultural shifts makes me dizzy. I start to follow one thread and find myself hopping to another, wondering about various factors

A Great (and DEEP) Article on Suicide Among Dalits

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/breaking-caste/why-theres-an-alarming-rash-of-suicides-among-dalit-students/article4396677/

Guest Post: Jill’s Response to Our 2nd Rough Cut Screening

This from our mentor/intern Jill Seidenstein: In response to 2nd Screening for The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Last night I attended the second public screening for the rough cut of The Girl Who Knew Too Much. (Full disclosure, I had attended an earlier private rough-cut screening, so this was my second viewing). I was there primarily in the role

A Wonderful Article on Our Project @ The Sun Break!

Today the project is featured on the front page of The Sun Break, an online magazine of Seattle’s news and culture. Wow!

 

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76 Backers! (It’s Not Just About The Dollars)

We are excited and (I realize now why this is a cliché) humbled to see we not only have over $7,000 in pledges, but we also have 76 backers (as I type; I’ve had to change it once already).

The latter number feels so important. It is the number of people who believe enough in us–or, more importantly, who believe in this

It Occurred To Both Of Us Last Night, Just Before Sleep…

…that not only is this Kickstarter thing a good way to build audience and round up some goodhearted money for your project…

{take a breath}

…but it also is a way to make yourself and your project accountable to a whole bunch of people.

Would you be surprised to learn this was not all that relaxing a thought?

 

KICKSTARTER! (Or: How TGWKTM Saved Your Holiday Season)

Breathing deeply this Black Friday morning. We’ve launched our Kickstarter campaign to fund the final production push.

 

It’s a big thing, asking the world for money. It is presumptuous and humbling. It’s exciting and nervousmaking. We hope upon hope that what we are doing is of value to enough people that we can continue to do it. Wish