No On 9 Nirvana benefit documentary
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Behind the scenes with Helmet's Page Hamilton
Documentary about fight against ballot measure 9 in Oregon in 1992. Activists & the people support against the measure, many supported the benefit concert
The film will include rare, unreleased footage from the benefit concert which included Nirvana, Helmet, Poison Idea, and Calamity Jane. Also, interviews with some of the band members, people that were at the event, and the people that came together to put on this benefit show.
Oregon Ballot Measure 9
The Oregon Citizens Alliance (OCA) sponsored Ballot Measure 9 in 1992. The measure was titled “Government Cannot Facilitate, Must Discourage Homosexuality, Other Behaviors."
Measure 9 would have amended the Oregon constitution to ban civil rights protection based on sexual orientation. It mandated that schools “shall assist in setting a standard for Oregon's youth that recognizes homosexuality, pedophilia, sadism and masochism as abnormal, wrong, unnatural, and perverse and that these behaviors are to be discouraged and avoided.” A section of the measure stating the government could not “promote, encourage, or facilitate homosexuality” could have had many negative results, such as banning gay positive books from public libraries.
Opposition to the measure was bipartisan and included people of many faiths, identities, and ethnicities. Gay men and lesbians came out to people they knew. Straight people increasingly realized that we are their friends, their family, their neighbors, their coworkers. Oregonians began to understand that when gay people as a group are being threatened, someone they love is probably being threatened.
PLEASE HELP US TELL THIS IMPORTANT STORY
We are requesting a donations from fans of these bands or people interested in LGBT issues and causes, as well as the general public at large. Your reward will be the warm fuzzy feeling you get knowing that you helped make our dream a reality. We are fans of music making a documentary for fans of like minds, and we would like to put helping us reach our goal within the range of almost everybody who cares.
Thank you for your support!
Donations of $5,000 + will get your name in Credits as Executive Producer, plus other perks
Donations of $2,500+ will get your name in Credits as Producer, plus other perks
Donations of $1,000+ will get your name in Credits under Special Thanks, plus other perks
Mike Lastra - Cinematgraphor / Executive Producer/ Sound Design
Mike is a filmmaker and musician from Portland, OR.
He has made the documentaries:
Northwest Passage: The Birth Of Portland's DIY Culture (2007,) and
Satyricon: Madness And Glory (2014)
Jeff Crawford - Co-Director/Executive Producer/Post Production
Jeff has worked in television and music for over 30 years, producing his music show, Bohemia Afterdark
Jennifer Harris - Executive Producer / Writer
Jennifer has worked with film,televsion and radio media since 1982 with her senior execuitve promotional and marketing skills and writing news for music trade magazine such as Billboard and Radio and Record.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
Plus we are looking into larger post house in Los Angeles that includes a name editor supervisor that will give the film the look we are looking for in the film.
This will cost more money but the final cut really matters to telling very important story.
Thanks for the $500.00 donation!
Last month was Sister Paula, Ben Manut, Sierra Briano, Charles Hinkle, Kathleen Saadat - Former Director of Diversity and Human Resources
Cascade AIDS Project and Portland Police Oversight Director. Thiaila Zepatos is the Former Campaign Manager for the No on Measure 9 and Political Consultant, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
74% of the production done!
Need to get the rest done in the next 30 days and the start of Post Production editing will be starting end of September and will end in November or before.
Looking to get Ben Munat, Charlie Hinkle from Portland ACLU and former co-founder and retired from the city of Portland Kathleen Saadat both people have done so much for LGBT and human rights for the last three decades.
Not to for get Ben Munat who was co founder of the famous X-Ray Cafe in the 90's in Portland, Oregon. Ben was one of the main organizers of the no on measure nine concert.
We have our YouTube channel up and running look for more clips from the movie in the coming weeks!
Plus we have a benefit show with Team Dersch and Calamity Jane at the Doug Fir on Sunday, October 16th. All Ages show tickets will sellout fast for this rockin' show!!
Please Now make that Donation!!
Plus with some individual anonymous donations that add up to $1,320.00 .. thanks!
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