#RESIST THROUGH OUR EYES

$4,700 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 90 people in 29 months
Watch a work-in-progress sample of our work. https://youtu.be/volz1MBUVro

A documentary film divided into eight series will follow and document Deaf Rights, Disabilities and Inclusion in a regime government. We're on HuffingtonPost, Rise of #DeafTalent! Check it out!

Hello! My name is Jade, and I am an award-winning Jamaican-American film producer and content creator. I am also an activist who cares about humanity. I produce feature films, write for television, and am the Creator of this documentary series. My production team and I are raising $50,000 via GoFundMe in order to produce it.

I was born in the city of Kingston, and I emigrated with my family to the United States in 1971, so you can imagine how producing this documentary would have special meaning for me when conversations turn to the current political controversy about how this country should treat immigrants.

The new film that I'm producing, "RESIST THROUGH OUR EYES: Our Rights & Freedom", is about social issues, divided into eight (8) series which will follow and document Deaf and Hard of Hearing people’s personal experiences and concerns when their human and civil rights are violated, challenged and threatened in the current political climate of chaos, toxicity, propaganda, "alternative facts" and uncertainty that exist under a regime Administration. We will also touch on social justice issues pertaining to the Black Lives Matter and #NoDAPL movements, as well as the Obama Administration's Affordable Care Act.

We will meet and interview Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals whose Constitutional Rights have being threatened or violated by some of the executive orders signed by 45. This includes activists, advocators, educators, lawyers, interpreters, Human and Civil Rights agencies and organizations, and their allies. The film will also discuss the impact that this political climate has on their mental health and well-being when their freedom and rights are being put to the test whether they're American citizens, registered VISA/Green Card holders or undocumented immigrants living in the USA. I can tell you as an activist filmmaker, self-care plays a pivotal role of our lives.Capturing compelling stories told through their eyes will not only be historical, educational and therapeutical, it will also improve our world, our minds and our future, and hope to fortify and unify our divided communities.
The series will be divided into these eight (8) installments:

S1 - Black Lives Matter Movement/Black Civil Rights (Racism/Police Reform & Accountability)

S2 - Women’s Rights (Sexism/Rape)

S3 - Muslims/Refugees & Immigrants Ban (Islamophobia/Documented and Undocumented Immigrants)

S4 - LGBTQ Equality/Rights/Homophobia/Transphobia

S5 - Disability Rights & ADA/Accessibility/Inclusion in Entertainment

S6: Education and the Future of Black Deaf Children

S7: Affordable Care Act/Mental Health (Obamacare)

S8: North Dakota Water Protectors' Rights (#NODAPL)


We are currently ready to begin production, and we need to harness the power of your support and passion for our project to bring it to fruition. All funds raised via GoFundMe go directly to production costs, including transportation for the crew, the transport of gear, and food/lodging, etc.We will also need to cover the cost of post-production, which includes editing, sound, music scoring, voice-overs, graphics/animation, interpreters' fees, archive stock footage, color correcting, licensing, research, and distributions.

Whether it’s $5, $25, $50, $100, $1000 or more, your contribution helps make our documentary film a reality, and -- most importantly -- tell the untold stories of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, so we hope you’ll please consider making a pledge! Keep an eye out for future updates!

Here are samples of our perks! 
Tshirt for women
T-shirt for men
Sticker #1
Sticker #2

WHO WE ARE

PRODUCER/CONTENT CREATOR - JADE BRYAN

Jade Bryan graduated with a BFA degree in film production from one of the world's top film schools at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Jade founded DeafVision Filmworks, Inc. and Jade Films and Entertainment, LLC, and has produced and directed such award-winning documentaries as “Listen to the Hands of Our People", ”On and Off Stage: The Bruce Hlibok Stories”, and “9/11 Fear in Silence: The Forgotten Underdogs”.

Jade completed her first feature, “If Your Could Hear My Own Tune,” formerly known as “Somalia: A Love Story,” which toured the festival circuit from 2010-2012, working tirelessly on the film for nine (9) years. "The Shattered Mind ", a new short film that she completed in 2014, is currently going through the festival circuit.

Also, "The Two Essences", a comedy series pilot, is scheduled for production in 2017-2018.

Overall, her goal is to increase positive representation of Deaf People of Color in television and film.

Jade is a proud member of the New York Women in Film and Television, (NYWIFT).

CO-PRODUCER - MALENI CHAITOO
Maleni Chaitoo is an Executive Producer and Actor of the new comedy web series, Don’t Shoot the Messenger with co-Executive Producers, Craig Fogel and Jessica Wasserman. She is an advocate speaker at United Nations on disability and American Sign Language cultural programming and linguistic advocate for new media and new voices. She is a new member of the New York Women in Film & Television. Website: malenichaitoo.com
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NEW TALENT ANNOUNCEMENT!

I am pleased to announce that ANDREA SONNIER, who will play an Afro-Latina, Deaf character, will be joining the cast of The Two Essences.

Sonibert and Andrea will be joining me at the Sundance Film Festival. We encourage you to continue to support our Gofundme campaign. We need to reach $5,000 by January 15. Thank you in advance! Have a great year! Click here to donate:
https://www.gofundme.com/mica-scoop-tv-going-to-sundance-fest

ABOUT THE TWO ESSENCES (Sitcom Pilot)
Essence is a vivacious, sexually fluid, Latina and mother of three, who is in an open-marriage, craves the life of her self-centered, conserative, 20-year-old deaf daughter.

ABOUT MICA SCOOP TV (Entertainment News Media)
MICA Scoop TV was founded in 2008 to attract readers and viewers who are interested in fashion, film, music video, technology, new product launch, product development and everything in between. Our coverage for the 2019 Sundance FilmFestival will include online publication on our blog and streaming videos of our interviews with the filmmakers on our blog website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channel. We deliver entertainment news to the sign language community, nationally and globally. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MICAScoopTV/

#representationmatters #pocdeaftalentontvnow #NewVoice #micascooptv #signlanguagecomedy #thetwoessences #pilot #tellingourownstories
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Good afternoon! We now have 34 backers. We have been interviewing a lot of people for Resist Through Our Eyes. I will have a video update soon. Hopefully by next week.

Thank you for the support. Please continue to spread the word to others so that we can continue to generate more support for this important project.

Once again, thank you for being part of my filmmaking journey and your belief in my work. I must add, this is an enormous undertaking and I am glad you're part of it.

Cheers,

Jade
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Whooo! We're now at $1,900. If one person pledge $100 tonight, we should hit the $2K mark. We may be moving slow, but, I know we'll reach our funding goal for this important project. Trust!

If you would like to see this project come to fruition,
then, join the #resistance by becoming a supporter of our massive storytelling!

As of tonight, we have 12 associate producers. This is amazing. Thank you so much. We are humbled by your support! I still plan to update a new video clip soon. I will let you know when it's ready. So sit tight!

Please continue to spread the words. Thank you!
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Hello there! I'm pleased we now have 25 backers supporting our documentary film. Thank you so much for the support.

I want to share something with you. Our documentary film is being mentioned in Huffington Post by blog writer, Lydia Callis. Please check it out when you have a chance and share it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58cc25e1e4b0537abd957054

Sometimes next week, I will have a new video clip of people I have interviewed this past week for this documentary. I can't wait to show you the snippets! I think you'd be pleased. Stay tuned!

Have a great weekend!

Best,

Jade
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Timothy
9 months ago

if you can take out the chance to read my story I would appreciate it thank you very much

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$4,700 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 90 people in 29 months
Created February 9, 2017
$5
Thank you!
Thank you for your support! Every little bit helps! Receive backers only updates.
$15
Resist Sticker
Shoutouts on social medial, picture postcard of us at one of the protests and get a resist sticker. Receive backers only updates.
$25
HD download
You will receive a digital download of one of 8 documentary series, postcard and sticker: "Never Normalize Hatred". Receive backers only updates.
$55
DVD/Tshirt
You will receive a DVD copy of all 8 documentary series, t-shirt graphically designed texts: RESIST THROUGH OUR EYES. Receive backers only updates.
$110
ASSOC. PRODUCER
Receive an on screen credit, T-shirt: #NOT MY PRESIDENT, DVD copy of complete documentary series, stickers, social media shoutouts & backers only updates.
$250
PREMIERE
Invitation to the premiere, associate producer credit, DVD copy of full documentary series, postcard, stickers and t-shirt. Receive backers only updates.
$550
ACTIVISIT
PERSONAL TOUCH. From one activist to another activist. Receive a special tailored gift and Jade's personal DVD library and FESTIVAL PASS. Included all perks.
$1,000
Producer
Your name in IMDb credit and at the end credit. 2 VIP tickets invitation to the premiere, FESTIVAL PASS, included all the perks. Receive backers only updates.
$2,500
EXEC. PRODUCER
Executive Producer screen credits, IMDb listing + shout out live from festivals. You will receive a FESTIVAL PASS & all the perks. Receive backers only updates.
$5,000
SCREENING
Private screening at your school or organization. (Transportation and lodging not included) Maleni & I will attend & participate in Q&A's. You get all perks.
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Pamela Smith-Watson
6 months ago

Jade is motivation!

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10 months ago
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Kristi Merriweather
11 months ago

We need to build and support more black deaf resources.

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9 months ago

if you can take out the chance to read my story I would appreciate it thank you very much

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