The Choice is an immersive Virtual Reality documentary, exploring the various reasons why women* choose to have abortion with the goal of busting stigma surrounding this issue.
*cis-women and transgender people
We interview people who made the decision of terminating their pregnancy and through the use of an intimate VR space, we let our audience to have a conversation with them.
We are now filming interviews in the US and need your support. We launched this GoFundMe campaign to help our team raise the required money for the hard costs of filming: traveling, places to stay, food, renting equipment and studio spaces.
So far our project has been supported by the gracious support of our crowdfunding backers, through material support of local organizations and the donation of our personal time and effort.
If you don't think you can contribute financially, we are always open to other ways you can help, either through connections, networking, and sharing our message.
Visit our website to learn more about our documentary: www.thechoice-vr.com Why now? THE MOST IMPORTANT US ELECTION!
It's more than just defeating Donald Trump. His presidency is simply the carrier of a disease that has infected all facets of government. The same people who allowed him to come to power have worked day a night to install bigoted, fundamentalist Judges, allow fascist white supremacists to dictate horrific immigration policy and suppress and fight against women's rights both within the US borders and around the world.
It is critically important to share the stories of why women make the decision to exercise their own reproductive rights, and why this human right needs defending in this era of turmoil.Why GoFundMe?
Raising funds for The Choice has been challenging. We often hear that people support us privately, yet they cannot do it officially “due to how controversial the subject is”. Or it is “too women-focused”. Or it should be “more objective” - meaning: we should be showing the “other side of the story”.
We don’t want to give up creative control, and we want to deliver what we have promised to everyone who shares their stories with and through us. Without adding a “commentary”, without adding “monetization”, without adding gimmicks to make it “more attractive”.
So yes, it’s been a challenge, yet we know that there is a community - community that supported us already (Kickstarter
), the community that believes that we need to act, and we need to act now.
And that’s why we ask you to help us. The highest donations will receive a free copy of Fantastic Fetus!
And now some awesome news: creators of Fantastic Fetus
have generously offered access to the new version of their game as a reward for the highest donations! Thank you so much!
We will reward the highest donations each day for 2 weeks, and then - the highest donation each week for the next 6 weeks, giving a total of 20 rewards. Pretty awesome! PRESS ABOUT US
- The Guardian, Laura Hudson - The female game designers fighting back on abortion rights
- Indiescreen, Lisa Svadjian - Virtual Vanguard
- Flare, Lindsay Pinter - This Virtual Reality Flick Shows What It’s Like to Have an Unwanted Pregnancy
- VR Focus, Dave Aubrey - Powerful Virtual Reality Documentary ‘The Choice’ Attempts To Remove Stigma Surrounding Abortion
- VR Scout, Presley West - This VR Film Lets You Experience an Unwanted Pregnancy
- Wysokie Obcasy (Polish main magazine for women), Wiktoria Bieliaszyn - "The Choice" - Załóż okulary VR i zobacz jak to jest być w niechcianej ciążyPlease, share this message!
Every donation brings us closer to our goal, it doesn't matter $5 or $50!.
If you are unable to contribute financially, you can still help us: please share this through your community, on Facebook groups, tell your friends about us.
Word of mouth is huge, and community is power!Thank you!
Thank you for all your help, constant support, sending us motivating messages, and being with us all the time! We appreciate it very, very much! Contactwww.thechoice-vr.com
Thechoice.vr [at] gmail.com