GREAT NEWS!! we have exceeded our Kickstarter goal of $58,000 in just over two weeks! We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response and humbled by your support. So many people share our passion for bringing Gertrude Bell’s story back as the word has spread through facebook, twitter, bloggers and women’s organizations around the world. THANK YOU!! for your tremendous support.
As we still have 11 days remaining and wonderful momentum, we have set a stretch goal of $75,000 to raise funds for licensing the archival footage required for the film. We have discovered footage in archives all over the world, including Russia, Germany, France, the Netherlands, England and the U.S. and, while the price varies widely, licensing fees for archival based films adds up to be one of the largest costs of production.
For more background on our stretch goal, please visit our Kickstarter page and check out the new video: http://kck.st/1cGbHFq
Honoring a Special Woman…
In the midst of WWI on June 4th 1917, King George V established the Order of the British Empire to honor men and women who made a significant contribution to the war effort. Gertrude Bell was in this first group and made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).
While she shrugged off the honor feeling it was far more important to stay focused on the dire matters at hand, Gertrude Bell’s expertise and commitment during WWI in the Middle East certainly deserved such recognition.
Our Website Honor Roll Is Up!
In the spirit of honoring women who have made a difference, we launched our Kickstarter campaign with the opportunity for you to honor a special woman in your life. We are excited to announce that for those of you who made a pledge of $40 and above and for any newcomers who would like to support our campaign, the Letters from Baghdad HONOR ROLL is launched on our website and names have been posted. Please click on the above logo to take a look!
Kickstarter is an online platform for raising money for creative projects through “crowdfunding.” Since launching in 2009, 5.7 million people have pledged $1 billion, funding 57,000 creative projects on Kickstarter.
Depending on the amount of your pledge to Letters from Baghdad – ranging from $5 and up – you will receive REWARDS such as a special edition DVD of the film, an LFB coffee mug, a personalized signed copy of Janet Wallach’s engrossing biography about Gertrude Bell in a special LFB tote bag, tickets to the NYC premiere, your own private screening of the film and/or the invaluable opportunity to honor a special woman in your life.
Please visit our Kickstarter page where you can see the full range of REWARDS, learn more about Gertrude Bell and Letters from Baghdad and support our campaign!
How do I make a pledge?
- Go to our Kickstarter page: http://kck.st/1cGbHFq
- Watch our campaign video and read about Gertrude Bell and our project.
- Make a pledge by clicking on the Green button on the top right hand of the screen; you will choose your pledge amount and reward.
- You will be asked to log in or sign up with Kickstarter, and sent to Amazon Payments for the checkout process. Please be assured that this is a secure process and that your contact information remains private.
Thank you so much for your amazing support!