Imaginary Walls: A Film about Healing Racism A Project of Documentaries
We can all be a part of the healing process.
Help us raise $48,000 to continue telling the story!
Since launching our feature documentary Imaginary Walls this past May, we've made great progress. We've seen how a racial healing circle is conducted and why it has worked for so many people, helping them reconcile their feelings and experiences about race. We have observed how people, who outwardly can seem so different, find that they actually have a lot in common and are very much the same as human beings.
Imaginary Walls is now ready to move to our next level of production, and reveal the journey behind Aeeshah and Kokomon's successful racial healing model. They will share stories from their own personal histories, and events that shaped their lives to be who they are today.
As we delve into the mission of this extraordinary couple, we will see:
* How Kokomon and Aeeshah found their way to forgiveness and began to share their process, revealing an inner wisdom that everyone could understand and adopt into their own lives.
* Their community outreach, universally embracing people.
* Their “Art Esteem" campaigns, boosting young people's confidence and building brighter futures.
* The incredible reward for decades of public service as they move into a spacious new center.
|$50||Thank You Message from the Film Creators|
|$100||Special Video Thank You Message|
|$1,000||Special Thanks listed on the film's website|
|$5,000||Special Thanks listing in the Ending Credit Roll|
|$10,000||Meet and Greet Release Party with the Film Creators|
Meet The Production Team:
||Anita Casalina: Producer/Director|
Award-winning Producer and Director Anita Casalina has always been drawn to telling stories about peace and prosperity. Despite a comfortable childhood, her early life in Oakland, CA gave her perspective and compassion toward the difficulties those in poverty faced daily. As she gained a better understanding of the scope of global poverty, the problem felt insurmountable. In 2011, Anita met a man who had worked for USAID in Africa. Amazed by his success "in the field," giving people the tools to become self-sustaining, Anita was inspired to co-found the Billions Rising, Self-Reliance Foundation. The mission to highlight global programs, organizations and projects that promote sustainable solutions to end poverty led her to create the BlogTalk Radio show "Billions Rising." The interviews from that show were the foundation of her best-selling book, Billions Rising, Empowering Self-Reliance. The success of her book further inspired her to spread a message of positivity.
She and her business partners, Melissa Lamming and Demetrius Jones saw media as the best way to engage the widest audience, leading to the creation World Changers Entertainment, Inc. As Producer and Director of "In Your Community" and "The Weekly Report," Anita strives to share the best of humanity to viewers around the world. Interviewed for shows such as Meri Kahaani in Pakistan, Anita hopes that World Changers' global reach will help lift and inspire people to take action and make the world a better place.
|Scott Peterson: Associate Producer||
Scott Peterson is a writer, director, and sound designer in San Francisco, CA. He began his career as on-air host and Assistant Production Director at KGRG FM in Auburn, WA before relocating to attend San Francisco State University. During his time there, Scott was nominated for multiple awards including Best Undergraduate writer in 2015. He was also honored with a second place win for Scriptwriting – Best Webisode at the 2014 BEA Festival of Media Arts.
Before working with World Changers, Scott served his community by volunteering as a reading mentor through San Diego public schools. His current focus is creating content that entertains and motivates the audience to be more deeply connected and involved to social and systemic issues within their communities and the world at large.
||Abhi Singh: Director of Photography|
Abhi Singh is a filmmaker based in San Francisco. His recent short film No Vacancy profiles artists affected by the housing crises in San Francisco and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas in 2017. Prior to that, he worked on a series of short films for KQED Arts. Bay Area Ballerina, a short film produced, shot and edited by Abhi, featuring Miko Fogarty was nominated for a 2016 Webby Award. His work has screened at several international film festivals including Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), FIPA- Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (France), Sehsuchte International Film Festival (Germany), Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, (Sebastopol, California), Documentary Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston, and the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
Abhi graduated with an MFA from the Documentary Film and Video Program at Stanford University.
Supported by 16 Donations:
Great work Abhi!
I Gave $27
I Gave $10A wonderful project to donate to!
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I Gave $50How beautiful and wonderful...so worth supporting!
I Gave $100Supporting this important Film with admiration and love...
I have met Aeesha and Kokkomon, supported their past endeavors, and learned so much through Attitudinal Healing. I am delighted to promote this work.
I Gave $200This is a project for our times and so worthy of supporting!
I Gave $50Supporting you all on this path to create more understanding and Peace in this World. Blessings of Light and Love
I Gave $500This story deserves to be told.
AnonymousI Gave $27This film looks to be an important tool in spreading a better understanding of race, inclusion and compassion. I can't wait to see it!
I Gave $150Yvonne & Rich Dutra St John
I Gave $50Beloved Aeeshah & Kokomon (AHC), "Imaginary Walls: A film about Healing Racism," is needed NOW more than ever. Thank you for your consistency!