Traveling Muse Pictures is currently fundraising to reach our goal of $50,000 for the feature documentary “Until We Have Faces,” for which we raised $15,410 in 2011 to cover production costs. If you’re here to donate to our general fund, please specify that in the ‘special instructions’ section on the paypal donation page.
Traveling Muse Pictures is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
“Until We Have Faces” explores the complexity of violent homophobia in Jamaica and the hope, bravery, and endurance of the amazing LGBT community there.
Most people don’t think of Jamaica as a homophobic nation. It is seen as a paradise – but under that surface lies a nation where to be openly gay is to risk death. In May, you helped our team of filmmakers travel to Jamaica to explore what it means to be an LGBT person in Jamaica. We wanted to move beyond the easy stereotypes of this beach paradise and tell the stories of LGBT activists who risk their lives for civil rights.
During the five weeks our filmmakers spent in Jamaica, they were able to interview activists, politicians, religious leaders, homeless gay youth, and ordinary citizens. Each story is an important piece of the puzzle that is the virulent and sometimes violent homophobia that occurs on the island.
In the following months, we’ve been able to also film with LGBT asylum seekers and members of the Jamaican community in Washington DC, Toronto, and New York City. It’s been exciting to see the documentary coming together as Julia Alty, our head editor, begins to refine the story.
You can still visit our IndieGoGo page for even more info about the film, but that campaign has ended and we are using PayPal as our primary site for donations.
We were able to raise $15,410 for the production of “Until We Have Faces” and are now fundraising to fund the film’s continuing post-production (about $50,000). This includes money for backup and archival hardware, sound design, color correction, artwork, and graphics.
The Traveling Muse team believes in operating transparently, so if you’d like to see the “Until We Have Faces” budget or find out more about our fiscal sponsor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to provide you with more information.
– KPFK Radio Pacifica Interview with Leslie Foster
– Tower Films Interview with Leslie Foster