Zoe Sullivan made a documentary film about immigrants and immigration. Now she needs funding to make copies and get this work out in the world. Here is her story:
I live in Astoria, Queens, which is part of New York City. A few months ago, I completed production of a short documentary video about the issues that immigrants with no papers face. That is what the dropcash campaign is for: to raise money to pay for making copies of the video.
The video project is something that I started as an experiment. For 13 years I had been doing community organizing work with the Humanist Movement, an international grassroots social justice organization that I got involved with in Italy. In early 2003, I felt my organizing work was the only thing that was going on in my life, and it was no longer satisfying to me, so I took a step back to find a more meaningful balance for myself again.
Doing the video I have discovered that I will not be dedicating myself to documentary filmmaking, but I am glad that I did it. Also, I really hope that many people can see the video and learn something about the kinds of hardships that immigrants face. It would be great if this could make people more aware of and sensitive to the kinds of obstacles that people have to overcome in order to live in the US.