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Thanks for Supporting Our Crowdfunding Campaign

By Katherine Dodds On July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our crowdfunding campaign has now closed, and we want to say a final thank you to you all! Our total came to $36,195 plus 2.591 Bitcoin. We're very pleased with this response and are committed to using these resources to create a pay-it-forward model to get The Corporation to 1,000 schools.

In the coming weeks, we'll be delivering on the gift-perks we promised. We're working on the final credits right now and also some avatars that will be featured in the downloadable poster (maybe posters) so watch for them!

A special thanks to Mukund Menda our community producer who, along with our anonymous donor, doubled a lot of your dollars. We're also thrilled that Inter Pares, Rabble.ca, and VIFF came on board as community partners during our push, and we'll be featuring their logos in the new cut of the film.

We also want to thank all the fine folks at dana.io, a fee-free mindful giving site for artists and activists. As one of their inaugural campaigns, together we've been experimenting in what an alternative crowdfunding platform could look like. Note that dana.io's start-up funding has been in Bitcoin, which is one of the reasons we had a final cryptocurrency push to both collect and promote the alternative economy.

Now our campaign will gear up to do what is really our main focus: gift the new cut of the film to educators. So please teachers, sign up for the free educational download which will launch in the fall.

Our incessant crowdfunding pleas are over, but we will still gratefully take your money if you want to help us get to our $50,000 goal. ;) The more support we get, the more we can provide extras and tools, and strengthen a network of educators who want to showcase the impact the film can have on the next generation.

Of course I would be remiss if I did not thank the filmmakers - Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan. You gave a long life to this film through your depth of analysis, consummate storytelling skills, and trademark blend of intellect and humour. We are still at it 10 years later because of your film. And it's not over yet!

A final special thank you for a gift to us from Joel Bakan and the fantastic Rebecca Jenkins whose jazz performance made our Secret Supper a night to long be remembered! And of course, Mark Achbar has been a behind-the-scenes (and behind-the-mask) force all along this journey.

More thank you's will be coming, enshrined on our website and in the film credits.

Onwards!
Kat for the entire grassroots team at Hello Cool World - Sandy, Terry, Bella, David, Atef & Colette

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Katherine Dodds AKA "Kat" is the founder of  HelloCoolWorld.com, the grassroots team behind The Corporation, and is featured in a "Grassroots Marketing" segment on The Corporation DVD set. She is dedicated to harnessing the power of the film to rein in corporate abuse through the development of the Campaign 4 Corporate Harm Reduction.

Crypto Challenge! Get Us To Our Goal

By Sandy Haksi On July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our crowdfunding campaign officially wrapped yesterday and while we are thrilled with raising $36,195, we didn't make it all the way to our $50,000 goal. So we’re challenging the cryptocurrency community to match – or better – the fiat contributions we received to take us over the top!

TAKE THE CRYPTO CHALLENGE

Crypto-contributions will get special recognition in the credits of a new, shorter cut of the groundbreaking film, helping get cryptocurrencies into the classroom and in front of the eyes of students across North America.

Rally your coin to the top! Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Darkcoin – we’ll credit the contributions by each currency individually, giving the community with the most raised the highest prominence.

All contributions will be kept as cryptocurrency to spend within the community. We love supporting alternative economics and decentralized money control so we will keep it in crypto form to pay suppliers and contractors.

Check out our short video below for all the reasons you should get up #OffTheCouch and take the #Cryptochallenge.

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Sandy is part of The Corporation's grassroots team and has been working on the film's outreach efforts since 2003.

This Is It! Last Day

By Sandy Haksi On July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is the last day for our crowdfunding campaign to get the film FREE to 1,000 schools! Anything you can do until midnight to help make our goal is gratefully appreciated.

EVERYONE who gives today will be part of a prize draw to win a 'pack of perks' - a selection of the books & DVDs we've been giving away, and whatever Corporation swag we can put together.

AND if you have already given to the campaign, any amount over $25 will get you a free book or DVD!

Tweet a message: #LastDay to get @CorporationFilm in #1000Schools! #OffTheCouch bit.ly/1rvM3dm RT

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Under 48 Hours To Go!

By Sandy Haksi On July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thank you so much for all the support you've given us for our crowdfunding campaign. We're down to the last 48 hours and have raised almost 70% of our goal. We're so close but still have another $15,000 to go.

If you could share the campaign and get our #OffTheCouch hashtag buzzing for these last two days, we know we can make it!

Tweet to your followersShare on Facebook

We've been continually moved by your comments about why the film and getting it into schools and reaching the next generation is so important. We'd like to pass on some of the inspiring words we've taken to heart...

"After what I've learned from the movie, I really can't see any way out of the economic bind we are in—income disparity, the profit-at-all-costs behavior—except changing the framework of the corporation."

"People need to understand the history.... that this was not an accidental episodic taking of rights, but a strategic pattern of buying the rights of human persons and using them against us."

"Maximizing shareholder wealth is the greatest threat to economic, political, social and environmental equality and justice."

Please share the campaign to get The Corporation FREE into 1,000 schools. With your help, we can do it!

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN (share tools beneath the video) >>

TWEET & JOIN THE CONVERSATION: @CorporationFilm  #OffTheCouch  #1000Schools

SHARE & LIKE US ON FACEBOOK >>

BUTTONS, BANNERS, EMAIL & MORE >>

"Despite the bank created collapse, Wall Street banks, military contractors and oil companies have increased their control of our democracy. This film provides an understanding of the key issues and what must be done to reverse this situation."

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Join our Community Partner Inter Pares in our Activist Relaunch of The Corporation!

By Katherine Dodds On July 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you a social justice organization that would like to be part of our Activist Relaunch for The Corporation, get your logo in the film along with an unlimited license to publicly screen it?

Give NOW to the #OffTheCouch campaign and be part of 'our' CROWD!

For $500, organizations can get their logo in the film credits of the new cut, but only if they pledge while our campaign is active until July 16! In addition, organizations will get a digital download of the new cut of the film, with an unlimited activist screening license -- a one time offer as usually these licenses are given out for one showing only. 

And that's not all! We'll gift the film to TWO schools of your choosing and make you into an avatar for cool posters and banners like the one on the left!

Meet Inter Pares our friend, client and the first of our allies to take us up on our offer!

We're especially thrilled that Inter Pares will get their logo in the credits of our film since we designed it for them! Inter Pares has been a supporter of both The Corporation and a client of Hello Cool World from the very beginning, over a decade ago. We share their values and have loved having this long term relationship with them.

Globalize Equality!

Here I am at the right, holding up the full-page ad in the June Walrus that we did for Inter Pares, featuring the new set of signature illustrations designed by Terry Sunderland (who also created The Corporation logo!). It's all part of the visual identity work we did when creating the new logo.

We're also really excited about Inter Pares plans to screen the film in August, which means there are three upcoming screenings of the new cut of the film this summer: in Montreal via Cinema Politica, in Ottawa with Inter Pares as part of the People's Social Forum, and in Vancouver as part of a Mongrel Media 20 year anniversary, thanks to VIFF Vancity Theatre

We're also looking forward to conspiring with our other campaign partners — Shadows of Liberty — to be part of their US tour in the fall.

And please, if you are organization that supports The Corporation film, give now to help us build and grow a movement that will benefit us all. And get in touch about how we can help you with your important work! 

Stay tuned for more.

Give now! 

~ Love & solidarity from The Corporation grassroots team

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