A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Kickstarter funding effort for "Geographies of Kinship - The Korean Adoption Story," the latest documentary by filmmaker and Korean adoptee Deann Borshay Liem.
As the days of the fundraising campaign wound down, we were beginning to worry that the effort would come up short. For those of you who aren't familiar with how Kickstarter works, it's an all or nothing proposition. If a project does not meet its predefined funding goal, it does not receive any of the pledges made by potential contributors.
Deann and her team were clearly making a major PR push through regional adoption groups, bloggers, and other media, but it was still looking a bit too close for comfort going into the final days. Yesterday, however, the project got a nice boost from a major donor and propelled past the $75,000 funding target.
A big congrats to Deann and her supporters!
Also, I know a number of readers of our blog ended up supporting the project, so thank you for your support as well. It's exciting to think that our little family blog played a small role in getting the project off the ground.