Female Empowerment through Film

$3,303 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 44 people in 2 months
Hannah Latimer-Snell  PORTLAND, OR



My name is Hannah Latimer-Snell and I am a senior at Portland State University, majoring in International Studies. At the age of 17, I was diagnosed with a vicious eating disorder and spent the next three years fighting to take back my voice. I spent a year in treatment and then two more after that figuring out who I am.This experience is not meant to define me, and I will never give it the power to do so, but it has shaped who I am today. It has taught me how to face life with resilience and to trust that I have something interesting and unique to bring to the world.

Because of my past challenges coming to terms with my own voice, I want to spend my professional career empowering women who have not had a chance to find their voices and help them embrace their power. Cinema, I have found, is the most productive and personal way to share important stories. For 4 months, as a final internship to end my undergraduate career and through PSU IE3 Global Internships, I will be traveling to Chennai, India to embark on a life-changing and career inspiring opportunity.



In India, I will be working with Vaishnavi Sundar, founder and owner of Lime Soda Films , a small independent film production company that focuses on empowering women.Vaishnavi is an independent filmmaker herself, as well as an actor, screenwriter, and activist in Chennai, the Tamil Nadu region of Southeastern India. She is known for her works, Pava and The Catalyst and Unearthing the Treasures of Ariyalur , and for incorporating activism into her films. I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with her to create a short documentary about workplace harassment against women; through 8-10 individualized interviews with women, from Chennai, affected directly or indirectly by harassment.Sundar has agreed to mentor me on how to fund, produce, film, edit, and finally market a film. Upon my return in December, I will have had hands-on experience working on everything that makes a film complete and powerful.

My goal is to raise $5,000.The money will go towards making a trailer, roughly $500-700, that I can submit to film grants, accommodation for while I am in Chennai, which would be roughly $1,000, film equipment , roughly $1,000, and then $2,000 for editting equipment and location leases. In order to raise enough funds for the project we need to create a short trailer that presents our vision of the film . Your financial support will help make this dream a reality and will not be wasted.Every dollar helps! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to experience a new culture and learn about the non-profit film industry. Your support means the world to me and I am extremely thankful for anything that you can contribute.



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Update 8
Posted by Hannah Latimer-snell
28 days ago
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Trailer is coming soon! look for it on social media and donate to the film here!
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Update 7
Posted by Hannah Latimer-snell
1 month ago
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Well, my plane ticket is official purchased for India. So no backing out now! You can still contribute though to help fund the short documentary!
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Update 6
Posted by Hannah Latimer-snell
1 month ago
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Hey folks, just an update on the progress of the project. The team is currently working on a short trailer and when it is complete I will post it here!
Please know that your help is what will make this film a success. Donate $10 today to help make a difference.
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Update 5
Posted by Hannah Latimer-snell
1 month ago
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Hello Everyone, Thank you so much for all your wonderful support; it means the world to me and I am happy to say that we have raised 3,000! You can still donate or spread the word but really thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your love and support!
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$3,303 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 44 people in 2 months
Created January 13, 2017
Hannah Latimer-Snell  
RS
$25
Roland Schulz
25 days ago
FA
$25
Farah Afnan
26 days ago
LB
$25
Linda Barba
1 month ago
CG
$50
Caroline Gillette
1 month ago

Awesome Project! Enjoy every minute!

ML
$20
Marian Lill
1 month ago

Hannah, I wish you the best. Your Aunt Sharon and Jo told me about your project. I wish you success.

HF
$100
Holly Fury
1 month ago
KF
$50
Kathy Flynn
1 month ago
$250
Anonymous
1 month ago
$25
Edie Baker
1 month ago

Good for you!!

GM
$50
Glenda Miller
1 month ago

Go, Hannah. Love you. Glenda

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