Choir! Choir! Choir! sings Pearl Jam - Better Man Documentary about Domestic Violence

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  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,879
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    The final budget to complete our film is $450,000, and while we've garnered a lot of interest from funding agencies and have found these discussions exciting, we're still working hard towards raising the total funds needed to make A Better Man. Please continue to share our campaign, so we can reach our new stretch goal.

    We have some wonderful new perks to offer to contributors! Is your office full of Sloan fans? For $1,200, you can all pitch in to get the Canadian rock legends for a private workplace gig! We also have fitness classes from OpenMat in Toronto for those looking to get healthy and fit. And as we approach the holidays, our E-cards make for great gifts for friends and family. Make a special contribution on their behalf and help us raise awareness of the movement to end violence against women.

    As always, thanks so much for all of your support!

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  • Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Seattle, WAPosts: 7,834
    honestly I know Eddie does a lot of charity work, but can't think of a greater hollywood ending than Eddie flying to Toronto and presenting them with a check for the rest, after all when he wrote Better Man, I am sure he was hoping to get this kind of reaction, it may have taken 20 years, but it is pretty cool when you create something and something greater is then created from it, or even better, when Pearl Jam does their 2015 Canadian Tour and stops in Toronto do a press conference and make a commitment to cover whatever cost is left, that would really be a perfect ending
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  • moretonbayfigmoretonbayfig Australia Posts: 805
    Bump for Attiya, for having the courage to tell her survival story. Bump for all the women, children and men who live with (and have lived with) domestic, dating or family family violence - may you find a safe place and safe people to share your story xo
  • TJ25487TJ25487 Posts: 973

    honestly I know Eddie does a lot of charity work, but can't think of a greater hollywood ending than Eddie flying to Toronto and presenting them with a check for the rest, after all when he wrote Better Man, I am sure he was hoping to get this kind of reaction, it may have taken 20 years, but it is pretty cool when you create something and something greater is then created from it, or even better, when Pearl Jam does their 2015 Canadian Tour and stops in Toronto do a press conference and make a commitment to cover whatever cost is left, that would really be a perfect ending

    Truth! - Hank, you should be the bands manager. :)>-
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,879
    edited February 2015
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-better-man#activity

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    Hi, everyone!

    Legendary rockers Sloan played an intimate acoustic performance last night - one of the perks from our Indiegogo campaign! We can't thank them enough for their immense support! Thanks also go out to Zane Caplansky of Caplansky's Deli for feeding the lucky bunch from Beyond Marketing Group.

    For those who claimed tickets for Justin Rutledge's living room concert and dinner with Sarah Polley, we'll be announcing dates for these events soon! As always, thank you all for your support!

    A BETTER MAN director Attiya Khan and Tod Augusta-Scott of the Bridges Institute were recently in the news. An in-depth Globe & Mail article by Ian Brown discusses some potential new solutions to end men's violence against women.

    Can domestic abusers be rehabilitated?
    bit.ly/1zeNgU8

    We look forward to sharing more about the film's progress!
    Janette Luu
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,879
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-better-man#/updates

    Hi, everyone,

    It’s been quite some time since we’ve been in touch, but we have been busy! We have been immersed in the filming of "A Better Man" over the past many months, while continuing to build strategic partnerships for the launch of the film and impact campaign. This has only been made possible with the support of our Indiegogo funds, and we would not be where we are today without your generous donations and words of encouragement.

    The topic of violence again women is at the forefront of our minds. It is our goal to bring “A Better Man” into the very difficult and necessary dialogue about abuse. We are pleased to announce that the National Film Board of Canada (http://nfb.ca) has come on board as our co-producer, bringing with them the creative, educational, and grassroots expertise to our film, and allowing us to achieve the reach that this project warrants.

    The month of February includes important efforts in the movement to end violence against women. February 1st marked the beginning of Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month in the US. Please take a moment to visit the website of our friends at No More (http://nomore.org/) to learn what you can do to support their important work. February also marks the One Billion Rising Revolution. Please visit this site to learn more about this global revolution: http://www.onebillionrising.org/.

    We'll be back soon with more updates. Thank you for your continued support!
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,879
    http://abettermanfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/NewsRelease_ABetterManInProduction.pdf

    Dear A Better Man supporters,

    We are so pleased to formally announce our partnership with the National Film Board of Canada!

    “The NFB has a long legacy of exploring vital stories and sharing them with Canadian and international audiences, as part of a broad public dialogue on the issues that matter. We are proud to be part of this incredible team of filmmakers and partners at Intervention Productions. This film can make a profound difference in the lives of both women and men and how we address domestic violence.”
    — Justine Pimlott, NFB Producer

    We are in very good hands and look forward to the film's release and distribution early next year!

    With gratitude,
    Attiya Khan & Lawrence Jackman, Co-Directors
    Christine Kleckner, Producer
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 49,879
    Update ..

    Dear Supporter,

    Thank you so much for your donation to the A Better Man crowdfunding campaign that took place in November & December 2014. We are humbled to be able to provide you with this digital download of the film on this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  We wouldn’t be here without you.

    As promised, here is the link to your digital download:  

    .... :) ...

    This link will be available from December 6th at 9am until December 12th at midnight. You will need to download this file directly to you computer.  We completely trust that you will not share this link with anyone else, and that you will respect our request to not put our future distribution opportunities at risk. 

    A Better Man is a challenging film, and we encourage you to visit our resources page on our website to help you discuss and consider the ideas presented in the film: abettermanfilm.com/resources

    You might also be interested in viewing Attiya’s Q&A’s following some of the theatrical screenings, which you can find here: bit.ly/abmshortqa or bit.ly/abmlongqa

    We continue to believe that more dialogue, new ideas, and deep discussion are required by all of us if we want to end the crisis that we are seeing in the #VAW community. Thanks so much for your commitment to be a part of the movement to end violence against women.

    Thank you,

    The Team from A Better Man

  • SarahSarah TorontoPosts: 669
    Yes!!
    "Somewhere in between / There and here / I got lost / I got scared..."
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