Monday, November 23, 2009

Just back from: NY/DC

We spent the last two weeks meeting with people at the Jewish Federations of North America conference in DC and then we spent some time in NYC. We were able to attend a lecture at the 92Y in NY on "American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust."  This discussion included a panel of experts (Hasia Diner, Deborah Lipstadt and James E. Young with Stephen Whitfield, as moderator) who basically agreed that it was a myth: there were many grassroots efforts nationally to speak out. In addition, memorials and Survivor groups were formed, and ultimately the US Holocaust Museum was founded as well as many other similiar museums around the country. There's even been talk of a Holocaust musuem finally coming to Arizona!

We also talked with a few different people and foundations (Rockerfeller Philanthropy, the Whelan Group, Joshua Group, and the Gesher Foundation) to talk about our film project and fundraising, among these were Slava Rubin of Indiegogo is a great resource for filmmakers and film enthusiasts to come together to create platforms for different projects, including fundraising and getting distribution.

In addition to meeting with prospective investors, we are now looking to hire a line producer to scrutinize our script and budget to see if we can make some adjustments. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our supporters! Thanks for being a link in our Unbroken Chain.

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