Media Mobilizing Project wants to raise $20K to take its social justice doc on tour - Generocity Philly


Mar. 3, 2016 10:22 am

Media Mobilizing Project wants to raise $20K to take its social justice doc on tour

The West Philly-based activist organization hopes to screen "Groundwork: Justice in the Birthplace of America" in 20 communities across the country.

A still from "Groundwork."

(Photo via Kickstarter)

Editor's note: On Tuesday, March 8, Media Mobilizing Project canceled its Kickstarter campaign. "We made an honest assessment this morning that crowdfunding and the Kickstarter platform didn't seem to be adding much to our fundraising (we knew all but 2 of our backers) and we were unlikely to get to $20,000 by March 15th," wrote Development Director Amy Miler. "Once we decided the $20,000 was unrealistic, it made sense to cancel because of the all-or-nothing nature of Kickstarter." The org is instead fundraising on
Media Mobilizing Project is going on the road.

The West Philly-based activist organization’s recently finished documentary, “Groundwork: Justice in the Birthplace of America,” is a series of five shorts about issues relating to poverty, including immigration, education and the minimum wage. Four out of five were filmed in Philadelphia. Each short is an on-the-ground look at how local organizers are working toward social justice in their communities.

In the words of director Milena Velis, “Groundwork is the story of a few of the many unsung heroes around us who give me real hope that we can create a better future.”

The org is trying to raise $20,000 via Kickstarter to screen it in 20 communities around the country.

Learn more

The campaign ends on Tuesday, March 15. Check out the trailer:


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