The team at Independent Production Fund is happy to announce that we surpassed our Kickstarter campaign goal of $55,000 last Thursday for The Power of Protest, raising a grand total of $56,440!
Because of the belief in this documentary, which will chronicle the protest movements of our time, a number of foundations have promised to step up and provide IPF with the funding we need for production.
It was a long, arduous road in getting to this point. A big shout-out to all of the progressive organizations who participated, granting us interviews to allow our community to learn more about what they're doing at the grassroots level. Such organizations include Action Groups Network, Lawyers For Good Government, Gays Against Guns, MoveOn.org, Swing Left, Strong Economy For All, Defiant Network, Natural History Museum, the Women's March Alliance, and Popular Resistance.
We'd also like to express our gratitude to the following individuals: Autumn Dornfeld at AGN, Mohammed Naeem formerly a fellow with Organizing For Action, Mari Gustafson and Ti Cersley at Gays Against Guns, Traci Feit Love at Lawyers For Good Government, Charles Khan at Strong Economy For All, Malia Fisher at Defiant, Katherine Siemionko and Sarah Gould at Women's March Alliance, Beka Economopolous at Natural History Museum, Ethan Todras-Whitehill, Jessica Williams and Aaron Huertas at Swing Left, Brian Stewart and Michael Crawford at MoveOn, filmmaker Cecily Tyler, and Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese at Popular Resistance.
And a huge thank you to The Power of Protest advisors: Danny Glover, Rory Kennedy, Ray Suarez, Robbie Kaplan, and Bill McKibben.
And of course we will continue to keep everyone updated on the documentary. Right now, we hope to begin filming this spring with production continuing through the summer and fall, possibly including the midterm elections as well. Once we have a firm schedule, we'll be sure to let you know.
Again, thank you to those of you who backed our Kickstarter campaign for The Power of Protest. In doing so, you're helping us to chronicle the protest movements of today, or as Howard Zinn liked to say, telling the "people's history" from "the bottom up."