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Unlocking Silent Histories

A project in Panajachel, Guatemala by Donna DeGennaro

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This project allows marginalized youth to use video and storytelling skills to tell their histories and culture from their view.
Backers: 37
Average Pledge Per Backer: $190

Funded: $7,040 of $5,000
Dates: Jan 8th -> Feb 7th (30 days)
Project By: Donna DeGennaro
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Latest News

Catching up!

March 12th - via:
Hi everyone, It has been some time since we have been in touch.  We want to let you know that things are very busy here.  We have been able to deliver cameras to the kids, they had a visit from Drew. And after working very hard on developing story... (Read More)

Thank you!

February 10th - via:
We at Unlocking Silent Histories, want to extend a huge thank you again to all of your support.  Because of you we are funded to do this important work with with youth.  Soon you will share the joy and excitement both the kids and we feel when we... (Read More)


February 5th - via:
We all are enjoying having Emilio with us. You might remember that he was in the opening scene of one in the sample video we posted after our first workshop. Emilio is always smiling and as a result always keeps us smiling. He is a great writer so we... (Read More)


February 4th - via:
Lisa is 15.  She has been at the Life School since she was in Kindergarten.  She can be found helping her mother on a daily basis at the school.  Lisa's mother buys and cooks food and carries it to the school each day.  Lisa helps by collecting... (Read More)

A visit with Julio Cochoy

January 31st - via:
Our blog outlines our visit with Julio Cochoy, author of Voces Rompiendo el Silencio de Utatlan (Voices Breaking the Silence of Utatlan).  Please visit the blog for more on this story!  (Read More)

Thank you again

January 29th - via:
We are overwhelmed by the interest and generosity people have shown towards the Project. We have met our set target on Kickstarter that will allows us to cover basic costs of the project, Due to the amazing response we are now thinking about how we... (Read More)

Second Workshop

January 27th - via:
Yesterday, we had our second workshop and wow, did we cover a lot of ground!  In the morning, we watched and critiqued some of their practice footage, again emphasizing framing, camera steadiness, and angles.  Then we were privileged to have... (Read More)


January 25th - via:
For 10 years, Elmy has been at a school where classes are taught in English.  When she is not in school, she is helping her parents by working in their tienda on the weekends. She is very dedicated, bright, and amazingly kindhearted. Say hello to... (Read More)


January 24th - via:
Meet Fabiola. She enjoys crafts and envisions continuing the legacy making extraordinary weaves like the mothers in her community.  (Read More)

Thank you

January 22nd - via:
We still have five more students who want to introduce themselves. However, today, we want to take a step back to thank those of you who have been providing incredibly detailed feedback to our project.  We can’t tell you how much your comments and... (Read More)

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