A new film "An Accidental Berliner" is apparently being made, with a New Zealand perspective, and I received the email below about it asking for contributions via Indiegogo
Passing it on in case any DCF denizens might like to help.
We have a friend named Tony Forster, who was in East Berlin in 1989 on the night the Wall fell - and was just the third person to cross through Checkpoint Charlie to the West - to be greeted by thousands of people and the world's press on that historic night!
It was an extraordinary experience and he is now making a film about it - where he explores the impact of this event on himself and on Germans, both his own friends and numerous people he met at the 20th Anniversary and since. The film is almost complete, but Tony could do with a little bit of help.
Please take a few minutes if you can, and have a look at this website:
- where you can watch a short video clip (about 3.5 minutes) – and see what you think.
It's a remarkable story worth telling and we, along with a number of others, have already helped a bit to get it to this stage. We are now circulating this request on his behalf to help see it completed. . Every contribution, no matter how small, helps immensely. If you want to, you can contribute anonymously. And if you use the PayPal system, you can even invent a false name! - (apparently)
Our apologies if you think we may be stretching our connection with you to send a fundraising request - but these things only work if they are spread as widely as possible. So, we are just sending this off to everyone in our address book - friends, businesses, the lot - just to save time and spread it as widely as possible as quickly as possible. No targeting we assure you!! - this is a mass mail-out
But we will be even more presumptuous and suggest - if you do know anyone who might be interested in assisting - please forward this email on to them.
Please Note: The Indiegogo crowd-funding site is in US$$ - so if you choose to help please allow that: $10 US = about $12.50 NZ. (Sorry, they can only accept donations in US $) And note that Tony is offering various perks as well - check them out on the website.
And especially Please Note - the Fund Raising Campaign finishes strictly on October 4th !!!
Thanks for reading,