Has Kickstarter jumped the shark? It seems like there are some projects, currently, that aren’t for art or invention or the greater good. I’m not here to talk about those today. Instead, I’m here to bring your attention to a project that is going to create a documentary that will take people inside the heart of Jordan and the Syrian refugee crisis.
First intrigued by Mr. Lee, the man who started teaching Taekwondo in the Zaatari refugee camp, the project has come to encompass so much more. The Zaatari refugee camp is in Jordan, near the Syrian border. Built in haste in 2012, it is now home to more than 100,000 people and is the fourth largest city in Jordan.
Mr. Lee began teaching Taekwondo in Zaatari with hopes that it would be a positive influence on the children in this makeshift city. He started with 60 students, and now there are classes held four days a week, taught by multiple instructors. The film makers discovered many other inspirational people during their time in Zaatari. Despite the worst of circumstances, there is hope in Zaatari. The film makers launched their Kickstarter campaign for the purpose of funding a second trip to Jordan. This second trip is designed to last for two months, so that the film crew can fully immerse themselves in the experience. Once the filming is complete, the editing will begin.
With the support of the Kickstarter community, this film promises to show the hope amid the chaos of Zaatari.
After Spring’s Kickstarter campaign runs through Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Disclaimer: Please do not take this review or my personal endorsement of this project as investment advice. I am a lady blogger on the Internet, not an investment adviser, nor am I an angel investor myself.