Fury & Tenderness is an innovative feature documentary written & directed by Pratibha Parmar & produced by Shaheen Haq. The film is inspired by the life and writings of radical feminist Andrea Dworkin (1946-2005) one of the most influential & controversial feminist of the 20th century.
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION
You can send us a cheque made out to:
Kali8 Productions LLC with Fury & Tenderness in the memo line and send to:
1563 Solano Avenue #340 Berkeley, California 94707
Women Make Movies is our fiscal sponsor. Donations of $500 or more sent to Women Make Movies will be tax-deductible. (Make check payable to WOMEN MAKE MOVIES with Fury & Tenderness in the memo line & send to:
Women Make Movies, 115 West 29th Street, suite 1200 New York, NY 10001
UK Cheque Payments
Please email us directly and we can give you our UK Bank details if you wish to pay by cheque.
Andrea Dworkin used her personal experiences of sexual assault to write powerful, compelling books. Her eventful life story is of a woman coming to speech despite the relentless attempts to silence and misrepresent her.
John Berger, writer of Ways of Seeing said, “Andrea Dworkin was perhaps the most misrepresented writer and activist in the Western world.”
Interweaving impressionistic dramatizations with actors, layered with documentary archival footage, interviews with friends and critical feminist/cultural commentators, the film will use Andrea Dworkin’s compelling writings to create a powerful emotional narrative. We have completed many significant interviews including Gloria Steinem,Joanna Fateman, Sarah Ditum and Bidisha.
We cast two outstanding actresses for the first ‘chapter’ of the film – the talented, Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/25798/1/amandla-stenberg-the-new-agenda and the equally talented Edwina Findley.
What We Need
UPDATE: With community support and crowd funding we have been able to shoot the majority of the ‘first chapter’ of the film and NOW are fund raising for finishing the shoot & editing this section. This footage alongside the archival materials and interviews will be edited to create a powerful start of the film. We need to raise $20,000 to complete this first 15 minutes of the film. This is the most important 15 minutes, because it means we can show it to potential funders who won’t talk to us otherwise— and this is the hardest 15 minutes to fund, which is where YOU come in.
Dear friends and supporters we invite and welcome donations of any amount. Your contributions are indispensible. We know from our previous crowd funding campaign on Beauty In Truth, no amount is too small. Every $30, $50, $100, $250, $500 or above adds up exponentially. We can offer many perks along the way including tickets to the film premier, on set visits as well as an on screen credit. Donations of $500 or above are tax deductible via our U.S. fiscal sponsors Women Make Movies. Donations of $10K and above qualify for an Associate Producer credit.
If you are unable to make a donation at this time, please do circulate this information to at least 5 people in your networks creating a ripple effect turning into a tsunami of support.
Making independent films with social, political impact continues to be tough especially for women filmmakers of color. Women are still a very small minority in the film industry as has been proven time and time again. We truly believe and have experienced that it is the vibrant & diverse communities’ of women and other allies who will get us started.
Please join us on this journey to birth a film that will challenge & change the ongoing global genocide of women and girls.
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