The answer: Cuba, March 2016 . . . if our Kickstarter campaign is successful.
Barack is definitely going. The Rolling Stones are doing a Latin American tour and have not announced a date in Cuba yet, but we think they just might. And Ken is scheduled to shoot and edit the first short in the (R)EVOLUTION CUBA series next month.
Many thanks to the 144 of you for ponying up already and reaching out across your networks. We're in the final push to make our goal. We have 10 days to go in this all or nothing campaign. If you haven't yet watched our trailer, will you check it out and see if you lend support. A donation? An introduction to someone who can help? A post? Info found at: bit.ly/revolutioncubadocs.
Here are some sample posts below, we'd love you to share.
#CUBA #ART #SOCIALISM #MARKET #CHANGE @PatchWorks Films launches short doc series. Trailer @ bit.ly/revolutioncubadocs Plz RT!
Join me in supporting @PatchWorks Films new (Revolution #Cuba #film --#art for the people collides with market forces. Trailer and info @ bit.ly/revolutioncubadocs.
Rum. Jazz. Vintage Cars. We think we know Cuba. We hear about shortages, lack of opportunities, expected regime change, refugees and lucrative business deals. Lost is the remarkable debate where revolutionary ideals face off against the market's seduction. In Cuba, where 98% of the people are literate, have healthcare, a home, and free education, artists are not fringe. They are vanguard and they are in a quandry. Opportunity vs. free expression vs. socialism. How will they choose? Or can they have it all? (R)EVOLUTION CUBA brings you six short film stories of artists at the heart of an evolving nation.
If you are in the Bay Area, please joining us for one of two free events (and invite your friends!):
CUBA NIGHT: Feb. 23 - Berkeley - FREE
We will be screening a sneak preview of our upcoming short film THE WHEEL OF LIFE, featuring El Oso, one of the founders of Casino (the unheralded godmother of salsa), and hosting a discussion of the intersection of art, socialism and the market in contemporary Cuba. Post-screening Q & A with the filmmakers, Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider, Malia Everette of Altruvistas, and UC Berkeley Lecturer Elizabeth Vasile, Ph.D. RSVP and details at:bit.ly/revcubaberkeley.
FILM, SALSA, & CELEBRATION: Feb. 24 - Free
The beloved Bissap Baobab in San Francisco’s Mission District is hosting a free salsa party, and has generously offered to donate 20% of the night's proceeds to (R)EVOLUTION CUBA!Admission is free before 10pm. If you want to join a select few for a West African dinner with us, back (R)EVOLUTION CUBA at the $100 or higher level at bit.ly/revolutioncubadocs. RSVP and details at: bit.ly/baobabsalsa. We'll be screening WHEEL OF LIFE at 7. Dancing starts at 8.
If you haven't checked out the art perks we have, consider upping your contribution to own original photos, music, signed books at bit.ly/revolutioncubadocs.
New today is a CD of beloved Cuban singer-songwriter, Rochy. Virtually impossible to find outside Cuba, this music will knock on your heart's door. We had the pleasure of meeting and touring with Rochy and her colleagues last spring in Cuba. We're thrilled to be sharing her music here.
Questions, suggestions, ideas? Let us know. email@example.com.