Last year a friend of mine went to the Ukraine and spent his time researching and filming for a documentary. He spent his own money and is giving all the proceeds back to the people affected by the Chernobyl explosion through the Chernobyl Children International (CCI), founded in 1991.
After watching the trailer (and knowing he is an awesome person), I wanted to help him get the word out about his movie. He offered to pay me, but I do not want to take money away from the charity. I have offered to donate 2 hours a week of my time to helping him market the movie and get it into theaters and film festivals.
If after you check out the trailer and the website, you are interested in donating any time towards the efforts of getting the film more exposure and raising more money for the charity, please email me. Any amount of time will be helpful; we just need people that can follow through on whatever they commit to helping with. Even if it’s 1 hour a week or a block of hours for a few weeks only, it will help.
Examples of what you might be asked to help with:
- Promoting documentary on twitter
- Calling screening rooms/theaters to host or play movie
- Helping at the live event during the screening
- Collecting raffle prizes to be raffled during the event
- Track donations
- Creating movie posters
- Listing and marketing the live events
- Writing Press releases and/or flyers
- Coordinating food and drinks at events
- Filling out film festival applications
- Following up on film festivals
- Coordinating volunteers
- Anything else that I may have left off this list
So if you are at all interested, please email me. Once you are committed and ready to go, we will schedule you to see the full documentary.
Chernobyl still has the power to harm
Chernobyl continues to devastate the health and the economies of communities of Belarus, Western Russia and Ukraine.
The United Nations estimates that an area of approximately 150,000 square miles has been contaminated, with 70 percent of the radiation falling on the population of Belarus. Between the stricken regions of Belarus, western Russia and Northern Ukraine, the UN estimates that the fallout has directly and indirectly affected as many as seven million people, with children being most vulnerable to the deadly effects of radiation and inadequate medical treatment.