16 MONTHS AGO
We reached $2000!
We can't believe we reached our base goal in just four short days. We are absolutely blown away and incredibly humbled by everyone's support.
$2000 was our base target which Loading Docs will match dollar for dollar, but our real goal is to reach $4000 (or more!). This money will still go towards hiring the right camera and lenses for our on location shoots around East Auckland, for professional transcriptions and translations, and paying our talented crew for their time.
We really want this project to go further than just this three minute film. We want to engage different Chinese and migrant communities in meaningful conversations around identity, belonging, and what it means to be an immigrant in Aotearoa NZ today. In order to do this we'd love to hold free screenings and work with different community groups to hold forums and hui after the film is completed. Your donations will continue to support these ongoing dialogues and important kōrero to happen. We believe these are vital in changing mainstream anti-immigration sentiments.
You can follow our other project updates on our Facebook page for East Meets East here.
P.S. A few people have asked how the Boosted website works – the main thing to know is that in order to make a donation, you need to ‘join’ Boosted (which is like ‘registering’).
The reason for this is so the NZ Arts Foundation which supports Boosted can legally send you a receipt. As they are a registered charity, this means that you can legally claim 1/3 of your donations back at the end of the tax year (which is coming up very soon might we add!).