Friday, October 5, 2012

October 16 Deadline for Healing Journey Fundraising Campaign

I am grateful for those of you who pledged to help with my Kickstarter Campaign, even though I did not reach my goal of $1500, which meant that campaign was unfunded.  

However, the good news is that some who pledged on that Kickstarter Campaign have independently donated and as of October 5,  this fund is now at $975. I am continuing this fundraising campaign using “Chipin” until October 16, and hope to reach the original goal amount of $1,500 to cover some of our out of pocket expenses from the premier, for replication, fliers, posters....

Anyone who donates $100 or more will be included in the rolling credits as part of the special thank you and on the website - unless you wish to remain anonymous.   $50 or more also gets you a mention on the website.   Everyone who donates at least $25 will receive a copy of the 2 DVD set, which will help me achieve my goal of $1500.   

You can donate an amount of your choosing, using the Chipin button on the donate page.

Now that I’m settled in back at home from the premier in NYC, and we got some initial exposure for the film “9/11 Dust: A Healing Journey”,  I’m feeling a sense of accomplishment.  I am happy that the film was so well received, especially by those for whom it was made -- the people who are still suffering from WTC syndrome.   One of the first responders who was at the premier said, “This is my life! This is our film.”

Thanks again for taking the time to look at this.   It is my hope that this film will be used to help those who are still feeling the effects of 9/11 daily as health survivors of the toxic dust at Ground Zero.

-- Penny Little, Dir. People to People TV

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Report Back from NYC Film Premier

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New York City - September 9-13 at the Kraft Center at Columbia University, my film “9/11 Dust: A Healing Journey” was the centerpiece of a four day event which included a fantastic roster of speakers and presenters -- including Dr. Lee Vickers, AmaLia Wai Ching,  Olga MeylakhJonathan Talat PhilipsChristopher Riano , Dr. John P. SalernoTwee Merrigan, Helen KramerRichard Gage, Luca and Monica Bertini, each of whom offered something to our overall vision of providing a holistic, integrative symposium around the showing of the film to give people solutions, begin dialogues, and to reach out to new audiences.

The press conference on September 11 was honest, emotional, and there were tears in the eyes of some members of the audience as John Devlin and Kirk Arsenault both of whom who have 9/11 related cancers, talked about how they haven’t received anything from the Federal government.  They related how the Zadroga Bill, which now will cover cancer, may not be adequately funded. With the current funding their award may not come through until 2015 or 2016, and will definitely not cover 10 or 11 years of medical expenses which they have incurred.

The art installation curated by L-M-N-T Miami featured the Pause Towers, a plexiglass sculpture filled with medical packaging from ten years of prescription based treatments of a health survivor of the WTC illness.   The artwork has found a temporary home in NYC, but we still need to find a more permanent home, a gallery space, or place to store it.  Anyone with ideas in NYC?  The exhibit includes a large airplane wing, and quite a few pieces.  Download PDF about the art 

The event website is here:

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