On Feb 1st, 1865 Abraham Lincoln signed what eventually became the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery from the United States. One hundred and forty-eight years later a remarkable 9-year old girl saw a photo of two enslaved Nepali boys and realized it still exists, and decided to take a stand for something she believes in – a world without slavery.
And much like little Vivienne, we too believe in standing for the world we want to live in. Lincoln used a pen, Vivienne used lemons, and us – we are using a story.
See this Saturday – February 1st – is National Freedom Day and we invite you to join us in meetups all across the world where you can #standwithme for freedom. All the details are on www.Swm.do/feb1.
Confirmed meets up in San Francisco, Brooklyn, Hong Kong, Toronto, Vienna and Stockholm!
Plus, many more. Check www.Swm.do/feb1 for the latest confirmed meet-ups.
At each meet up there will be:
- a host Instagrammer to coordinate activities
- a Street Team Volunteer with fun resources to photograph + film
- a filmmaker to document the event
That is where you can help – We need filmmakers!
We need a filmmaker at each city to film the fun, the joy, and the laughter. We can join together around the world to help create a collaborative film that tells the story of what happens when communities stand together. Collaboration, building something together, and telling stories guided by heart is why we founded Story & Heart. We are excited to work with the Story & Heart team to put this film together and bring it to the world.
In SF – Spoken Word Poetry, Top Instagrammers, Vivienne & Her Family, & A Free Midnight Screening to Sold-Out #standwithme
The Stillmotion team will be in San Francisco with Vivienne and her family to have fun at the SF meet-up. Marshall Davis Jones is going to perform an original spoken word piece specifically written for National Freedom Day. Top Instagrammers like @Moneal and @JayZombie caught wind about what we are doing and will personally be at the meetup to host their communities that they invited to join in making this a worldwide event. Oh and we’re hosting a midnight screening at the Balboa Theater in San Fran of the #standwithme film – free to everyone who comes out to our San Fran meet! The first two screenings are sold out – so this midnight screening is an awesome chance to come and join in the fun and share the film.
Pretty neat right? Now imagine this extending to say Tokyo, Egypt, Germany, South Africa and all across the globe. And at each location we, this community of filmmakers, bring the heart and resources to document the powerful movement of people coming together to stand against slavery. What a film that could become.
Right now we have confirmed Instameets in these cities. We need filmmakers in:
- Brooklyn, NY USA
- Washington DC, USA
- Hong Kong, China
- Seattle, WA USA
- Toronto, ON Canada
- Des Moines, IA USA
- Denver, CO USA
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Raleigh, NC USA
- Lafayette, TX US
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Los Angeles, CA USA
- Ventura, CA USA
- Vienna, Austria
If you are a filmmaker in any of the above cities and want to be the Official Filmmaker at a particular InstaMeet to film on Feb 1st, please get in contact with Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
- What if you are not in one of those cities but interested in hosting an Instameet meet up in your city?
- What if you want to film in your city and just need someone to help connect you with an Instagrammer?
Email Michelle and she will help coordinate details to get you started.
Don’t forget to check back at the website www.Swm.do/feb1 to get the latest scoop on all the details on what to do, where to meet and when to show up.
Once you sign up and confirm you’ll be the lead filmmaker, the webpage will be updated with your name and profile!
Let’s stand together and show the world what a group of passionate storytellers can do together.