Pledge Your Financial Support on Kickstarter for the Global Social Change film, ‘Stand In My Shoes’
Sydney, Australia, Thursday September 27, 2012…
In a time when racial and religious wars are inciting worldwide riots, Twitter trolls are dominating headlines and bullying is becoming common place in school-yards, award winning veteran film-maker and long-time Michael Moore collaborator Kurt Engfehr (Bowling For Columbine, Farenheit 9/11, The Yes Men; Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead), alongside socially conscious film-makers Anna Reeves, Vivienne Somers and Elizabeth Nakano, are calling on audiences to participate in creating ‘Stand In My Shoes’ – a film inciting empathy, compassion and kindness.
Be a part of this empathy movement simply by financially pledging support of the film on www.kickstarter.com Pledgers will receive a number of rewards for the level of their contribution, including a coveted Executive Producer credit and Internet Movie Database (IMDB) listing.
“The recent riots coupled with the dark trolling side of social media and the bullying that is rife in our world is precisely why a film such as ‘Stand in My Shoes’ must be made. We recently had a pledge from a young woman who lost four of her colleagues in Libya. Her wish was this film to be made to highlight the importance of empathy in the world in their memory. We’re hoping the message this film carries is the first step to the conversation about understanding each other at a profoundly human level and appealing to our higher nature to create the conditions for peace” said the film-makers.
With almost $30,000 of the $50,000 fundraising goal raised to date and with just under 30 days remaining, the team will use the funds committed to develop an innovative online storytelling platform, created specifically for the film. This platform will be used to source stories from people all over the world to find examples of “empathy in action” in their local communities, of which an exclusive group will be selected by Kurt Engfehr to appear in the movie’s final cut.
A 90 minute crowd-fuelled film exposing the world’s empathy deficit, ‘Stand In My Shoes’ examines new scientific research confirming our 24/7 technology driven culture may be creating a empathy deficient generation ill–equipped to deal with world problems, despite being increasingly connected. Kurt Engfehr leads the team of socially conscious film-makers, on their journey to expose the looming crisis of an empathy lacking culture and the countermovement of “social revolutionaries” who are fighting for empathic leadership in the 21st century to create a more compassionate world.
Already slated for premiere in January 2014, ‘Stand In My Shoes’ will have a multi-platform online release at Sundance with theatrical planned for both Australia and the US in the same year. www.standinmyshoes.com
VIEW TRAILER AND PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT ON KICKSTARTER: http://kck.st/T0vZcY