Redefining HERstory™ Documentary Campaign Among Indiewire's February 2016 Crowdfunding Picks


From Indiewire, 2/18/2016:

"This week’s crowdfunding picks are tied together by a strong sense of place, conjuring images of faraway landscapes or fleshing out the complexities of America’s marginalized communities. "Redefining HERstory" is a documentary that challenges Hollywood’s depictions of Black and Afro-Latina women. For the filmmakers, this is not just important for creating a more inclusive entertainment landscape, but because the depiction of women in film has a direct impact on how young Black and Afro-Latina women see themselves, and how men in those communities treat them. The film posits that changing Hollywood essentially equates to changing -- and saving -- lives.

In the documentary "Redefining HERstory," director Sil Lai Abrams takes on the homogenous landscape of Hollywood, directing our attention not only to its detrimental lack of diversity, but its very real impact on women in Black and Afro-Latino communities. By making a connection between Hollywood’s lack of positive images of women of color to high rates of gender-based violence, this film goes beyond a call for color-blind casting to one that pleads for equality and humanity in Hollywood’s treatment of marginalized communities. The filmmakers welcome all donations and strongly encourage supporters to donate within the next couple weeks.

You can support this film through the CrowdRise campaign until March 31."

Read the complete list of Crowdfunding Picks here.

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