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My People Are Rising

$685 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 26 months
www.MyPeopleAreRising.com

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Rafael Flores, "My People Are Rising" is an independent film based on the autobiography of a 19 year old Black Panther captain named Aaron Dixon.  Over five years ago, Mr. Dixon approached Rafael about turning his autobiography into a film, but it took many years to find the time and money to get the project off the ground.  With the sucess of the project raising some money last year through public grants, we need your support to complete the film.

Structured as an experimental docu-drama, the film traces the course of Aaron Dixon’s politicization, and that of a young generation frustrated with injustice in communities of color. Through a mixture of dramatic re-enactments and interviews with key community leaders, the film attests to the courage and commitment of young people who rose up in rebellion, risking their lives in the name of freedom. “My People Are Rising” is an untold tale of the triumphs, tragedies and sacrifices young people made to establish an enduring legacy for activists in California. The film will preserve the early history of the Black Panther party for younger generations, explore the difficult decisions Dixon had to make for his family, analyze the fall of Huey Newton, celebrate the election of the first Black mayor of Oakland, and acknowledge the rise of the first female leader in the party: Elaine Brown.

This is a community-based project and we need as much support as possible to get this important film created.  It is a co-production between professional artists from the Green Eyed Media collective and youth artists from the non-profit, United Roots, located in West Oakland.  

We have already completed 50 minutes of the intended 100 minute film.  Your contribution will go towards paying the youth film crew, actors, props, costumes, permits, film festival fees, transportation and honorariums for the Black Panther Elders.


Donation Rewards:

Donations of $10 or more receives Special Thanks Credit in the Film

Donations of $200 or more receives Special Thanks Credit in the Film & Digital Download of the Film

Donations of $500 or more receives Special Thanks Credit in Film, Digital Download of the Film & the official "My People Are Rising" Soundtrack

Donations of $1,000 or more receives Associate Producer Credits in Film, Digital Download of the Film and the official "My People Are Rising" Soundtrack

Donations of $2,000 or more receives credit as one of the Producers in the film, Digital Download of the Film & the official "My People Are Rising" Soundtrack

Donations of $4,000 or more receives credit as one of the Executive Producers of the Film, Digital Download of the Film & the official "My People Are Rising" Soundtrack
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Come see a sneak preview/test screening of the film and learn how to donate more this Friday at 5:30pm at United Roots (2781 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612)

Free Food and Refreshments
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$685 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 26 months
Created May 31, 2016
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$100
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26 months ago
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E pacheco
26 months ago
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Best of luck and much success with this worthy project Rafa. And congrats on your "union." :)

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26 months ago
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Liam Early
26 months ago
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Can't wait to see it, Raf!

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