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I find myself in an unusual position by Deborah22 on 10 August 2003 4:16am
 
(Thought that might grab you.) But it's true. I am a filmmaker. My last film was about apartheid, won a bunch of awards and went the festival circuit. In trotting around after it, I've met a lot of filmmakers from other countries. It has become very clear to me that people out in the rest of the world are making films that is critical that we here in the "civilized" world see. We need to know how other people live. That being the case, I'm working in all ways I can think of to accomplish this. I've gotten Kodak and Panavision to help but I now find myself with another crisis which needs to be addressed.

A filmmaker from Brazzaville has recently been conditionally given the last movie theater in Brazzaville. This theater has not been open in 20 years. It needs to be drastically repaired (a shell came through the roof), it needs new seats (410) and a new 35mm projector. We have until Christmas to do this.

As you may be able to tell, I have no shame and am perfectly willing to ask for favors for a cause like this. I wonder if anyone knows who I should ask. I've never been to Africa myself and would like some hints on to whom I should speak to see about their possibly donating materials or bodies to help this come to fruition in time. My friend very much would like to run a movie for the children who have never seen one as a Christmas present.

Any thoughts would be more than welcome.

Thank you,

Deborah
 
Re: I find myself in an unusual position by Diamond on 10 August 2003 1:10pm
 
good luck
have you posted this on the travel section as well??
 
Re: I find myself in an unusual position by Deborah22 on 10 August 2003 6:48pm
 
I couldn't decide whether I should do that or not. Thanks for the advice. I'll trot off and do that.
 



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