Help Bring Our Documentary Film to Life!
Help us raise $25,000 to bring us to the final stretch of our long awaited documentary film, Building Hope! We plan to screen the film at film festivals, then stream it on major streaming platforms in addition to using it as an educational tool in classrooms for youth. Funds raised will help support the following:
- Completing and Mastering the Film Soundtrack
- Post Production expenses
Donation Tiers & Credits:
$100 PBH/TSG Tee + Social Media Shout Out
$500 Thank you Credits in the Film + all of the above
$1,000 Invite to private film release party + all of the above
$2,000 Dinner with Director before release party + all of the above
$5,000 Contributing Producer Credit
$10,000 Executive Producer Credit
Directed by Emmy Winning Filmmaker, Cam Be
Supported by: Breakout
Produced by Priya Shah
Soundtrack: Sam Thousand
Editor: Christine Varisse
Two young women from immigrant families forge a friendship and initiate a project bridging hope from Chicago to East Africa. They find themselves confronting their own personal traumas, identities and an unexpected revelation that challenges their resilience.
When Priya and Nina, two women from immigrant families, first met in Chicago, they had no idea that their adversity, strength and visions would one day bring them halfway around the world, inspiring hope and possibility. Nina, a Rwandan Genocide survivor and Priya, an Indian-American born with one hand, found a commonality in overcoming adversity they faced growing up. By confronting their past trauma, the two women find themselves empowered to create a greater future for those around them.
Building Hope follows a 5 year journey of Priya and Nina’s social impact work across Chicago and East Africa. It is an interweaving of both women’s challenges as they confront their family history, societal expectations, and sustainability fulfilling their mission to use art to explore the underlying human connection to heal and educate underserved youth. The story unfolds the complex journey of reconnecting with one’s history, establishing their identity, and cementing oneself in a mission far greater than their struggles.