Summer is here with the launch of a new www.gacacafilms.com website, and a fundraising campaign on KICKSTARTER!
Dear friends and supporters,
Summer is in the air and, with the new season, come plenty of exciting adventures.
After much brainstorming, I am about to embark, along with Rwandan colleague Assumpta Mugiraneza, on a new, exciting and, I believe very important endeavor, whose success hinges on YOUR HELP and willingness to GIVE.
We are launching a fundraising campaign on www.kickstarter.com to create IRIBA CENTER FOR MULTIMEDIA HERITAGE in Rwanda.
IRIBA CENTER, whose name means "the source" in Kinyarwanda, will gather over a century of the country's audiovisual history from sources in Africa and Europe, and make it free and accessible to the public.
Since 1994, all Rwandans share genocide as their central legacy. Nearly two decades later, as they search for a path to long-lasting recovery and peace, discovering -or re-discovering- their common history and cultural identity is essential to moving forward and to consolidating peaceful coexistence.
So far, the response to our plans has been tremendous, and we already have two major pledges, including a building from the French Embassy in Kigali. But in order to get IRIBA CENTER off the ground in 2012, Assumpta Mugiraneza and I need to devote all our energy to this project.
With this kickstarter campaign which we are launching today, we are aiming to raise at least $40,000 over the next eight weeks. We are offering many great rewards for each donation tier, including the US Home Video DVD of MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER, as soon as we release it (towards the end of 2011).
But, kickstarter is an all or nothing funding method, so if we don't reach our goal, we will lose all your pledges, however generous.
So, PLEASE JOIN US NOW!
Like us on our Facebook page, Tweet about us, SPREAD THE WORD!
And most of all go to our Kickstarter page to learn more about our project and GIVE what you can to make IRIBA CENTER a reality!
As we say in Rwanda, MURAKOZE CYANE! - Thank you very much!