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Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be ‘Hunky Dory,’ ‘The Ogoni,’ ‘Tin Soldiers,’ or ‘Endo What?’

Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be 'Hunky Dory,' 'The Ogoni,' 'Tin Soldiers,' or 'Endo What?'

[Editors Note: Project of the Week is presented in partnership with Blackmagic Design, one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology.]

The winning filmmaker will become a candidate for December Project of the Month. That winner will receive a Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12 License and will be in the running for Project of the Year, where the prize will be a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4k camera.

The four projects up for this week’s Project of the Week are listed below (with descriptions courtesy of the filmmakers). You can vote at the bottom of the page.

Hunky Dory: After his ex-girlfriend disappears, Sidney, a grifting glam rock dilettante, is forced to look after his 11-year-old son full-time. His "cool dad" facade crumbles and his life goes into full tailspin as he struggles to let go of his rock-and-roll lifestyle.
The Ogoni: A feature documentary about global corporate vandalism, telling the story of a land devastated by the petroleum industry, the people who live on it and have to carry on regardless, and a handful of passionate activists who are fighting for justice.

Tin Soldiers: A fascinating film perspective into the world of amputees, people who have spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and paralysis, all doing adaptive sports.

Endo What?: A film about endometriosis, the most common, devastating disease that most people have never heard of.

Voting will end Monday, January 4 at 5 p.m. ET.

Got a project that you’d like to be featured? Submit to Project of the Day!

Project of the Month: Blackmagic Design will award Indiewire’s Project of the Month winners (November, December, January) with one (1) Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12 License each. DaVinci Resolve 12 combines professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system. 

Project of the Year: Blackmagic Design will award Indiewire’s Project of the Year winner (announced in January) with one (1) Blackmagic URSA Mini 4k, the world’s first high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. 

For more information about Blackmagic please visit: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com

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Comments

Therisa

Endo-what?

Patria Fryhover

We desperately need awareness for endometriosis! I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 49 yrs old. Many many years of pain, suffering, misdiagnosis, surgeries, ER visits, so many dismissals from doctors and told nothing is wrong, until I became my own advocate and found a specialist.

zada sonia

Bon film

Rachel baswell

As an endo sufferer and a third generation sufferer we need this movie

Jennifer anne

Endometriosis is living hell, and 1 in 10 women live with it. Sadly, the lack of knowledge, and the misinformation about this disease leaves women suffering in every aspect of their lives. They lose jobs, relationships, friends, and their quality of life plummets. Sometimes even their own family abandons them, thinking they’re lazy, or worse.
Largely, because its widely believed that bad cramps are "normal." That suffering is just a woman’s lot in life.
Often when women speak up about the pain, they are called dramatic, crybabies, hypochondriacs, etc. Doctors don’t even believe their pain because of this lack of knowledge.  Women cannot find proper pain management, and so they suffer.
 The severity of pain varies, some may have few symptoms, and some may have horrible, disabling symptoms. This adds to the confusion because those who don’t understand the nature of this disease often compare one woman’s  description of pain to another who has lesser pain, which may make them think the woman is exaggerating or looking for attention.
 I know women who have had children, and they say it feels like they’re in labor 24/7.

Also, most people don’t know about how horrible the complications of endometriosis can be, nor do they know that it can occur in any part of the body, even the brain.  It can infiltrate the lungs which can lead to collapse and death. It can damage the intestines to the point large sections of the bowel have to be removed, often requiring a colostomy bag afterwards.

Isolated, doubted, unemployed, and suffering unbearable pain… women are sometimes so desperate to end their pain that they resort to suicide. I know of 8 endo-sisters who took their own lives from 2014 through 2015.

I have had 7 surgeries to treat my endometriosis. I can no longer have children. The pain is crippling and unending. It is there 24/7. I can personally vouch for other women who say they  are disabled  by the pain.

There is no test that can accurately diagnose endometriosis. It can only be diagnosed through invasive surgery, which comes with its own set of risks.

There is no cure. Hystorectomy is not a cure. There are only about 100 doctors in the world qualified to treat this disease effectively… despite the fact that 1 in 10 women suffer from it. 

Right now you know more about endometriosis than most gynocologists do.

Women with endometriosis need a voice.
Women need more people to understand and believe them.
Women should not have to suffer simply because they are a woman.

This documentary has the potential to change lives – to save lives.

Traci Browder

I vote for Endo What! I was Diagnosed with Endometriosis at 23 and also became Infertile and NEVER gave birth to a child. This Disease has No cause and no cure! Hysterectomy is NOT A CURE! I have had MULTIPLE SURGERIES! Stage 4 Severe Endometriosis! CHRONIC PAIN, FATIGUE, NAUSEA! We Deserve a cure! I Will Always try to Raise Awareness for Endometriosis!

Éric Malu-Malu

I like it !

Rebecca

I admire people who challenge themselves and overcome disability. No whining, no self-pity.. they just go for it!

Yoni

‘The Ogoni’ highlights a very important issue – something most of the planet is sadly being kept unaware of – this film portrays a very critical issue and it’s vital that it gets completed so the world can see it! :-)

Sorel LACKMY

Have to move this film forward to tell this important story

Cass

I have read that the roller coaster of emotions and chronic fatigue a woman experiences with endo can be likened to cancer patients going through chemo yet there is little recognition or support for this condition. As an endo sufferer I have the added curse of endo affecting my fertility adding more heartache to an already emotional journey. More money needs to go into researching this debilitating condition and helping the significant percentage of women diagnosed to have informed doctors available to help them make the right decisions and receive the right treatment in what is notably a grey area in the medical field.

Jessica James

I’d love ‘Endo what?’ to win! I suffer with 24/7 pain, chronic fatigue, a shitty immune system and a multitude of other issues and the majority of the doctors I’ve been to know nothing about it!

Tin Soldiers looks amazing and such an important story - hope it wind!

Kelly Vescovo

Ran Oji

I would love to see this movie for the screenplay and the acting.

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