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Fundraising Campaign For A Powerful Film With A Serious Message, ‘Blame’

Fundraising Campaign For A Powerful Film With A Serious Message, ‘Blame’

Admittedly
we’re dealing with some have duty stuff here, but filmmaker Kellee Terrell is currently on
a crowd funding mission, via IndieGogo, to raise money to complete her short film Blame.

Ms. Terrell,
who is a journalist and currently an MFA
Film Directing
candidate at Columbia
College of
Chicago, wrote and
directed the film, which deals with Jason, a young working class father, who finds out that his recently MIT-admitted son and his friends, have gang-raped Lala, a friend who lived next
door. 

Given that (the victim) killed herself and the only proof of her
assault is a video on the son’s cell phone, Jason finds himself in the midst of
a moral dilemma. Haunted by Lala’s ghost, Jason spends the day deciding whether
to delete the video to ensure his son’s promising future OR turn Junior into
the police.

Heavy stuff
indeed, which begs the question: why did
the filmmaker decide to tackle such a grim and serious subject for her current project? Well according writer/director Terrell:

“It’s important for
filmmakers to have their finger on the pulse of society when creating work. So
whether it’s Steubenville, Ohio; Missouri’s Daisy Miller; or the 11-year old
who was gang raped by 18 men in Texas, our media provides us with constant
examples of how we live in and suffer in a rape culture. A culture that not
only devalues young girls and women, but blames them for their own
victimization, instead of their male perpetrator.”

She also went
on to say that:

“And so I wanted to know
who these people were who blame the victim, who protect the boys and sacrifice
the girls, especially in the African-American community. So, I wanted to live
with the people–who I don’t really understand– for a day to see is anything
about their experiences that can be used to shed light on how to fix this
problem”

She has just 16 days
left to reach her goal, so go HERE to contribute to her Indiegogo campaign. Check her video pitch below:

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Comments

Mike

This is such an important film to contribute too. We do live in an environment where we blame women for rape of sexual assault, but we fail to hold men accountable for their actions. These stories need to be told!

Kellee T

Thank you Darkan!

Darkan

Dope concept. Much success to all involved!

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