Damali's Capstone Film Project

I'm making a documentary film about truth, reconciliation, and reparations in the United States and the Caribbean. I'm raising money to get my film project started. This film is a capstone project for my master's program. I am planning to begin production this year and complete the film by summer 2023. You can invest in this project by making a gift of any amount. All gifts are welcome.

Background

In 2021, I started an MA program in Social Justice and Community Organizing at Prescott College. It has been eye-opening and energizing. It has taken me back to my roots as a student activist and organizer and given me new direction. In the last several years, I have become more convinced that the United States would benefit from a truth and reconciliation process. I also think Caribbean nations like Jamaica would benefit from reparations. In both regions, activists, organizers, scholars, and everyday citizens have been working on these issues. I would like to spend time interviewing the people who are already in the trenches, organizing to make these ideas a reality. This film plans to create a powerful case for truth, reconciliation, and reparations through conversations with and stories about the people who are most invested in this work. The project will aim to reach as many viewers as possible around the world and include bold calls to action.

Status of the Project

I'm at the very beginning stages of the project. I've written up a project plan, have been talking with community members, and am forming an advisory board. I'd like to be able to pay a videographer and editor. I'd also like to cover essential costs like audio-visual equipment (camera, mic, lighting etc...) and offer an honorarium to anyone who appears in the film. This funding would make that all possible.

Consider this a Birthday Gift

In a few days, I'm turning 50! This is an easy way to give me a birthday gift! This is the only thing I really want for my birthday! Consider making this your birthday gift to me.

Accountability

I know. This is a big ask. If you make a gift, I promise to steward your gifts with care and keep you posted about the project's progress through updates (here and in my newsletter.) I'll keep you posted every step of the way, and, at the end of all of this, you will be assured a VIP seat at the film's screening.

If this film project speaks to you, make a gift today!

If the film project isn't quite your thing, but you're feeling called to give me a birthday gift, make a gift today!

With Love, Light, & Gratitude,
Damali




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    • $45 
    • 1 mo
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    • $25 
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    • $20 
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    • $50 
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Organizer

Damali Robertson 
Organizer
Oakland, CA