Mission Possible: Africa Bound

$2,705 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 13 months

Peace and blessings to you.

My name is Victoria Gregg and for the past two and a half years I have been working on Akata Documentary, a film which traces my journey to uncover my family’s history. My journey started off with a DNA test and which eventually snowballed into an adventure of discovering my connection my enslaved ancestors and meeting distant relatives.

 *Definition of "Akata - Nigerian slang for African American*

I'm excited to report that the Akata Team and I have almost reached the final stage of production. Today, we are asking you to join the effort to help us complete the film. For the past two and half years, we have self-funded this project and unfortunately, we have exhausted our funds. We have one final segment left to shoot which requires us to spend one month in West Africa. We want to ensure the authenticity of the film by visiting the exact places where my ancestors originated.

One of my objectives with this film is to inspire African Americans to become interested in their own personal genealogy. My second goal is to attempt to strengthen the relationship within the African diaspora and of course promote Black/African businesses (via product placement).

Our goal is to raise at least $10,000, which will provide 2 international plane tickets to Africa, as well as domestic flights within the continent to 7 different countries. See below for a thorough breakdown.

Words cannot describe how grateful I am for your support. This dream has been a lifetime in the making, your donation is a gift to reconnect me to my ancestors with the hope of inspiring my community to make their own pilgrimage back to the Motherland. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.  I look forward to whatever support you can provide, and I look forward to sharing my West African experiences with you!

God Bless
Victoria

"Together we can make genealogy lit"

 
www.AkataDocumentary.com
#MoreThanBlack

 Jeremiah 29:11

Financial Breakdown (Estimated as of 6/3/2017)

Plane ticket cost

Round Trip Plane Ticket: NYC, USA to Lagos, Nigeria Dec 1- 31, 2ct - $3,000

One Way Plane Ticket: Lagos to Abidjan, Cote D'Ivore Dec 7, 2ct - $600

One Way Plane Ticket: Abidjan to Accra, Ghana Dec 12, 2ct - $400

One Way Plane Ticket: Accra to Cotonou, Benin Dec 16, 2ct - $800

One Way Plane Ticket: Cotonou to Douala, Cameroon Dec 19, 2ct - $630

One Way Plane Ticket: Douala to Lome, Togo Dec 27, 2ct -$640

One Way Plane Ticket: Togo to Casablanca, Morocco, 2ct - $1,070

One Way Plane Ticket: Casablanca to Lagos, 2ct - $900
 
Total
$8050
 
Country Visa cost
 
Nigeria, 2ct - $410
Cote D'Ivore, 2ct - $320
Ghana, 2ct - $410
Benin, 2ct - $280
Cameroon, 2ct - $186
Togo, 2ct - $280
Morocco, 2ct - $380
 
Total
$1,946

*Disclaimer: Countries listed above are subjected to change

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We are in week 3 and a half in our campaign! Please help us spread the word by continuing to share our link.

Don't take my word of it, check out our Associate Producer, Loyal "Chip" Henderson III, speak on the film.

#GenealogyIsLit #MoreThanBlack #AkataDocumentary

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Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach the 20% mark! We still have more to go. Check out this message from our Senior Photographer, Athena Corbin.

#GenealogyIsLit
#MoreThanBlack
#AkataDocumentary

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Here is a message from our Creative Director, Jason Brown of Akata Documentary.

#GenealogyIsLit
#MoreThanBlack
#AkataDocumentary
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Here is a message from the Executive Assistant of Akata Documentary

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#MoreThanBlack
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Raised by 41 people in 13 months
Created April 12, 2017
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KH
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Kristin Holmes
1 day ago

Keep pushing!

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Wendy Bilen
3 months ago

I understand the importance of telling our stories and am glad to help you tell yours.

$20
Elie Akadia
5 months ago

one stone at a time

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5 months ago

Keep up the good work

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