Sunday, January 04, 2009

Female Faces of War Needs You!

"Female Faces of War" (FFOW) is a documentary showing the impact of war today on our women troops, their families and on civilians. Stories shared by the women in this film are compelling and complex, including a mother who lost her son in battle, an advocate for women soldiers affected by Military Sexual Trauma, a female American soldier, and Iraqi women. You can learn more here:

The next step is to show FFOW at the Seattle Human Rights Film Festival. It's scheduled for February 7th, 2009 - 5 pm.

The Problem

For the full version of the documentary, we need to purchase stock footage and music. Most of the material has been donated, but music and b-roll has to be paid for.

You can help.

FFOW needs 18 donors to give $50 each (total $900).

Most of the work on FFOW has been by volunteers, giving time, labor and materials. And of course the greatest volunteering has been by the brave women who tell their story to the camera.

Will you help them present their work to the world?

You can donate as easily as buying a book on Amazon.
The donations go throught the 501c3 "Shunpike" for security & accountability:

To donate, go to scroll down to "Female Faces of War (Wild Iris Media)", and enter the amount you wish to donate to your shopping cart. It's just like any other online purpose. Please contact me if you would prefer to pay by other means or would like any other information.

I promise you: you will be proud of helping bring this wonderful documentary to the screen.


"About 95% of our visuals have been donated. We need the $900 minimum for licensing rights to footage from Journeyman Pictures. Urban Hammid is an independent videographer who, bravely and at great danger, has been going in and out of Iraq bringing back images of life in the war zone. It includes intimate scenes of daily life such as flooded streets, looking for survivors amidst the rubble of a bombing, teachers with children reading books, women soldiers talking with civilians, and girls in a ballet class (to go with a poignant story about a music teacher and local militias targeting women who work for NGOs). Other footage is from BBC and other broadcast companies.

There is more we'd like to use, but that is the bare bones of what we need to screen on Feb 7. We need to purchase this within the next week two weeks at the very latest, sooner is better."
--- Kiya Bodding

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