The Whispering Forest

Souvenirs: One Hour Edit

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Mara Pelecis

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We are taking "Souvenirs: Healing After War" to the next level! A one hour version, based on the feature, to reach broader audiences.
Backers: 88
Average Pledge Per Backer: $66

Funded: $5,768 of $16,500
Dates: Jun 19th -> Jul 19th (31 days)
Project By: Mara Pelecis
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One day left!

July 18th - via:
Super-duper-thanks to everyone who has contributed, shared, posted, and considered our project! Many of you have written and asked for additional information. Your support and interest in seeing the One Hour Edit through to the end really means a... (Read More)

Q: Why Souvenirs?

July 11th - via:
The name refers to "Souvenirs" in French, which means both object and memory. This insight came to me from Kevin Obsatz and Dain Ingebretson when I first spoke to them about the project, just after I interviewed Vietnamese veteran Phong Phan at his... (Read More)

Alvis Briģis on board as Story Producer!

July 9th - via:
Announcing: Alvis Briģis of Los Angeles, Story Producer for Souvenirs: One Hour Edit. Just last week in Rīga we had the opportunity to meet and talk in depth about the one hour edit and what we are looking for. Alvis has written and produced for... (Read More)

Letters from the Archive

July 2nd - via:
As I'm working on a new write up, I found this letter from Dr. Allan Botkin. Also, for those who are reading this and want to learn more- if you want to see a part of the original feature length, please let me know! -------- I am a clinical... (Read More)

Andy's Photography

June 26th - via:
These are some of the slides that were viewable at the Riga Museum of War in 2002, in the installation titled "Tour". The full installation can be seen on our main campaign page.The show was curated by Ieva Auziņa, and opened on the day Latvia was... (Read More)

conversations this week

June 25th - via:
Support through conversations this week has been pretty great. Just yesterday I talked with someone who has worked with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) for 20 years, who is very interested in seeing the film. Today, I talked with a potential editor... (Read More)

Day 6 update

June 25th - via:
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