Help our film Poto Mitan win $10,000!

January 30, 2009

 

Documentary Poto Mitan, a film about resilient Haitain women, is in the final editing stages, and still  needs to cover – music rights acquisition, a good sound mix and color correction of the film. 

You can help us alleviate those costs by voting for us to win the Advanta’s Ideablob Contest PLEASE! Help us win $10,000 to cover these costs with a simple click that will thake 5 min. of your time!   It will be the easiest way you’ve ever donated $10K.

CLICK HERE TO DO SO NOW.  http://ideablob.com/ideas/4188-Poto-Mitan-documentary-to-insp

Here’s the deal: sponsored by Advanta, ideablob.com is where entrepreneurs and small business owners can share and grow their business ideas – and have a chance to win $10,000 towards fulfilling them. Eligible individuals can submit their business ideas to ideablob.com, and based on votes from the ideablob.com online community – one idea every month will win $10,000. That’s right, so by following this link and voting for us, you can help us win $10,000! 

 ***THERE ARE LESS THAN 3O HOURS LEFT TO VOTE. YOU MUST VOTE BY JAN 31, MIDNITE CST.**** 

Please, please, PLEASE, help us win!

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! **

In consistency with our latest fundraisers, we are not able to make this film without giving back to Haiti, particularly due to the recent hurricane destruction.  If we win, $3k of the $10k will go to Haitian hurricane relief efforts.

** Unfortunately you need to register to vote, but it takes 5 min. Please don’t allow this to disuade you.  If you are concernced about spam use or make up a secondary email account. This is the easiest 5 min. toward giving someone $10k you will ever come across in your life!  pls make the time in your busy schedule to not only help us, but the Haitian people.

 

Here is a little bit about the film, Poto Mitan:

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Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, Poto Mitan gives the global economy a human face. Each woman’s life explains neoliberal globalization – how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti. Inhumane working and living conditions, violence, pertpetual poverty, and poor educational and healthcare systems are among the incalculable factors that weaken the lives and hopes of Haitians.  

Our, activist filmmakers Renee Bergan and Mark Schuller’s intentions are simply to use Poto Mitan as a catalyst for active change in raising the standards for Haiti’s media image, raising awareness and funds for Haiti, in addition to providing a platform for underrerepresented peoples to voice their demand for change. 

In addition to an educational circuit the film will be used as an organizing tool:  with the support from our 18 organizational partners, we are planning a series of house party campaigns to bring people together to view the film in order to raise funds and take concrete actions – for one, cancelling Haiti’s debt.  If we can raise enough funds, we will bring some of the women to the use for a speaking/screening tour and to meet with labor, women’s and faith based organizations to learn from one another.

 

For more info go to www.potomitan.net

 

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January 30, 2009

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