I am a big fan of Kickstarter. If you are not familar with it, it is a site where people with ideas for creative projects or new products can “crowdsource” funding directly from people with a shared interest in turning the idea into reality. Pledged funds are only transferred once a pre-defined funding goal is met, and often project supporters receive perks as thanks for their participation. It’s truly the power of the Internet at its best. “Geographies of Kinship - The Korean Adoption Story” is the third in a trilogy of documentary films about Korean adoption by filmamaker and Korean adoptee Deann Borshay Liem. As you can see from the following preview, quite a bit of filming is already complete, but Deann is turning to Kickstarter to help get the project to the finish line.
As of this writing, there are 21 days remaining for Deann to meet her funding goal, and she still has a good distance to go. Pledge levels start at a mere $5, so if the project looks interesting, why not have a PB&J sandwich instead of lunch out tomorrow and become a backer.
From the small world department, the woman interviewed starting at 00:43 in the video actually played a central role in Spencer becoming part of our family. I just noticed this tonight while re-watching the video before writing this post!