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Dear friends and fellow members of We Make Zines,
The Freeschool is happy to announce that we are partnering with the above
Nationwide Film and Zine project!
The Freeschool has hosted numerous zine workshops, zine making classes and circulated zines for years as zines represent not only independence from mainstream press but also educational alternatives: people to people education rather than institution-to-people!
Recently, the Freeschool has been working very hard to get involved with filming as it is our desire to broadcast
freeschool classes by film and by online video so more people of all
physical abilities and financial backgrounds located all across Olympia,
Thurston County, and the world can have free of charge access to those classes 24
hours a day (even in the winter when transportation is difficult)!
The project is set to begin filming the second half of the film in
Olympia, Washington from March 1st-5th, 2011 and in Portland, Oregon from Feb 22-27, 2011. If they raise enough funds they will also visit the following cities:
~Austin, Texas – March 11th, 2011
~San Francisco, California – March 20th, 2011
~Santa Monica, California - March 22nd-23rd, 2011
This is very exciting for everyone at the Freeschool as many people don't have the chance to experience being
part of creating a film without prior experience.
The group recently had their project approved by Kickstarter, the
largest funding platform for creative projects in the world, to raise
funds for this project between now and January 1st, 2011!
Kickstarter has been featured in Wired Magazine, NPR (NPR Online Radio story here and numerous NPR Kickstarter success stories featured here), The New York Times (article here) and many more news outlets all over their world for helping amazing independent, creative projects find funding!
The Freeschool does not require or request anyone to pay for attending this filming experience. It is
never a requirement, but if you would like to make a pledge to the
pledge drive to ensure that this project finds funding please click here or visit www.InspireNewMedia.org
The Pledge Drive ends on January 1st, 2011. If the project does not raise their funds by that date, kickstarter will not fund the project
and kickstarter will return all funds to the people who gave a pledge so
your help is greatly needed! Pledges range from only one dollar and up
and there are many pledge drive appreciation gifts as well.
Thank you all!
Click here for a list of other zine projects (found by placing 'zine' in their search engine, that we are not affiliated with but hope for the best for them) that are on kickstarter so we wanted to give solidarity shout outs to their projects as well and congratulations to all those zine projects on the list that were able to find support to make their dreams come true!
Happy Holidays everyone. :)
Everyone deserves to follow their dream.