Kickstarter: Resistance through Storytelling

After much thought about how we can best impact the direction of our country, we have decided to pause The Perennial Plate for the summer and put our filmmaking skills toward the Resistance.  Over the past 7 years, we have filmed and become friends with a wide cast of characters — from catfish noodlers in the back woods of Mississippi to goat farmers in the mountains of Morocco.  These people have changed our lives, and helped us to know that most people are just looking for the best life for their family.  With the current political climate and divided media and facebook feeds in the US, that story isn’t coming through.  So, we are launching a kickstarter campagin to bring positive immigrant and refugee stories to the facebook feeds of folks whose feeds might be more prone to a negative narrative.

To make it happen, we need your help: we’d love a share on facebook, but it would also be especially appreciated if you could email this with a personal message to those whom you think may be interested. Our Kickstarter is done, but you can still

…and let’s celebrate the America we love: immigrants and refugees included.

Thank you for your continued support.

4 responses to “Kickstarter: Resistance through Storytelling”

  1. Greg says:

    You guys are legends!

  2. Yogi says:

    Your purpose is noble! I wish you much success.

    I do not understand why we make a big deal about “Celebrate Diversity”? We should be “Celebrating Similarities”! Never understood it…..

  3. Hilary says:

    You guys are amazing…. I will stir you up some bucks!

  4. Pål Eidem says:


    Your videos from around the world has given me great joy and insight into other people’s lives.

    I’m a liberal pro Obama Scandinavian, and as an outsider I appreciate America’s not so much 180 course correction every 4 to 8 years, even when Trump is the course correction. Maybe what also needs to be included with positive refugees stories into people’s “facebook feeds” are the stories you are already doing from fly-over country both in the USA and elsewhere sent into the “liberal echo-chamber”. For many outside the USA, calling the USA anti-immigrant seems absurd. As a baseline the debate in USA seems to be about one side focusing on enforcing the laws already in place, and the other side focusing on what they perceive as bigotry, which are not mutually exclusive. Assuming some people vote because of race-issues as opposed to pocket-book issues such as depressed wages etc, may be counter-productive and appear to be bigotry in itself and part of the reason why Trump was elected I guess.

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