Just wanted to let people know we're producing a documentary film on Haiti and post-quake sustainable agriculture. Our primary subject is Nouvelle Vie Youth Corps, who is working to train a new generation of young Haitian leaders in Permaculture design. We’re also featuring MPP (of recent fame for organizing of burning of Monsanto's "gift" of seeds), and a number of other organizations. Everyone down there kept telling us this film needed to get made, and no one was making it, so we are. We've just launched our fundraising for the first shoot on Kickstarter, and we really need some support to make this happen.
In short, "Hands That Feed is a film exploring the agricultural collapse in Haiti, it's role in the post-earthquake food crisis, and the emerging grassroots development models that seek to restore Haiti's food supply and environment." Our focus is both on permaculture and sustainable agriculture rural development projects. We seek to highlight the groundbreaking work these groups are doing, and to show the world that a different kind of economic development is possible.
Kickstarter relies on viral promotion. I'm asking if you can: forward the link to your lists and relevant friends, as well as post on FB and Twitter. Of course, even small donations are absolutely critical. Front-loading the fundraising is really essential so that people see this is succeeding and hop on.
"It was a mistake. I have to live everyday with the consequences of the loss of capacity to produce a rice crop in Haiti," Bill Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 10, 2010. "The country has the best chance in my lifetime to achieve this objective: to build a modern self-sustaining state. But what it means is that we have to think about our roles in a different way, and how we will play them in this reconstruction process.”