Feature documentary looking for strategic partnerships with peace, gender, and justice organizations.

To the community,

I am posting this in hopes of starting a great partnership between my upcoming feature documentary The Peace Agency and organizations that are committed to empowering women and ending conflict.
The Peace Agency is about a grassroots women’s school for peace and equality in the conflict zone of Poso, Indonesia. Featured in the film is Lian Gogali, the founder of the school, who faces seemingly insurmountable professional and personal struggles (TRAILER: http://vimeo.com/27524256). 


I am certain there are organizations or individuals that this film could have a mutually beneficial relationship with, which would further the work of your organization through the story of this film. My idea is to work collaboratively to maximize our resources. Together we can create more impact on the issues which we fight for. Spotted Frog Productions is looking for a strategic outcome with this film. We want the audience to take the lessons from this film and apply them to their own community and lives. We envision men and women contributing to their communities' peace process and gender empowerment, wherever they may be from.  If this film embodies the vision of your organization in an emotional and compelling story, it could ignite action and change in viewers. This film could be a direct help to the movement which you and your organization are a part of. With this partnership, it would be easy to embed this into your reach which would make is easy to get it to the target audiences that you think would like this.


Our partnership could include: -

-Links to each others websites under “Take action”

-Filmmaker and organization will have social media coverage about each other.

-Your organization will list and promote upcoming local screenings to target audiences.

-Discussion of each other during press events

-You would be provided with free screening kits and copies of the film to show wherever you all want to.

Spotted Frog Productions is committed to inspiring social change through this film, and if your organization could provide the perfect partnership to bring about direct action from our audiences, please contact me immediately! 


If you are interested, we will send a proposal and overview of the film, which is currently in production 
and is expected to be completed by Spring 2012. Creating strategic partnerships 
now is crucial to the successful completion, marketing, and audience outreach
 campaign that will take place. I look forward to hearing from you all and creating a mutually beneficial relationship that will bring the message and lessons of the film into the direct social action your organization fosters.



Sue Useem



PS--It's more than a movie, it's a movement!

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Tags: Asia, Audience, Christian, Collaboration, Communal, Conflict, Documentary, Engagement, Film, Gender, More…Human, Indonesia, Muslim, NGO, Outreach, Peace, Rights, Sulawesi, Terrorism


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Comment by Sue Useem on December 3, 2011 at 11:21pm

Hey Everyone! The response to this post has been incredible! To make it easier to manange, you can also sign up here: http://eepurl.com/htdFQ We are working to contact everyone! Thanks so much, Sue Useem

Comment by Dr Phil West on December 1, 2011 at 10:32pm

Dear Sue,

We are a fairly new organisation based in Australia. We support child survivors of war and terrorism through the creative arts. Obviously we work with the families as well and mostly this tends to be  women. We recently changed our name from Renew the Spirit (this caused unintended confusion -as poeple thought we were a religious organisation) to PEACE Inc (Peace on Earth through Arts and Creative Empowerment) Inc. We work at a Karen refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border, in Cambodia, Colombia and soon Zimbabwe. Obviously Aust and Indo are nearest neighbours and I personally was the thesis coordinator for 30 Indo post-grad Community Development students a few years ago and I have traveled to Kalimantan, Sulawesi (just the Kendari region) as well as Bali and of course Java. We would be trilled to partner with The Peace Agency documentary project with the idea of possible direct project partnership with the Indo organisation. Some of my ex students (who i am in FB contact with!) may be interested in being involved. NB they did the Masters here in Aust, but the topics were about Community Development issues in Indo. They did course work here, returned to Indo for their field research, then did their thesis back here in Oz (La Trobe Uni- Bendigo campus).  NB2: our new website is being made, but the old one is still 'up' and contains mostly still relevant info about our history and what we do etc..  www.renewthespirit.org.au  PS... the large Indo community in Bendigo and Melbourne would probably be happy to do fundraising for The Peace Agency via P.E.A.C.E. Inc.    CHeers for now - Phil West (Dr) Founder and Presidnet - PEACE Inc

Comment by Jennifer Lentfer on November 23, 2011 at 3:04pm

Suggest you connect with funders focusing on community-based and grassroots organizations for recommendations. See a list of them here: http://www.how-matters.org/2011/01/13/small-grants-part-2/

Comment by ABJATA KHALIF on November 23, 2011 at 12:15pm

Hi Sue, please assist with your e-mail address. Am heading a community media organisation that uses community radio, community content centre and producing documentaries on peace building,anti human trafficking issues, climate change, women rights and human rights, livelihoods issues, and other thematic issues in northern Kenya. Please you can reach me on info@pajankenya.org

Comment by Sulochana Peiris on November 23, 2011 at 7:15am

Hi Sue. Can I have your email address? I am from Sri Lanka and do similar work (documentary production, writing/editing etc). Also know grassroots organisations that are likely to appreciate screening assistance, copies etc. Thanks.

Comment by Dr. Don John O. Omale (PhD) on November 22, 2011 at 10:30am

Sue, I teach ADR, Restorative Justice, and victimology to targeted professionals.

Your film could be a good educational material, so count me in.

Keep doing the good work!

Comment by Samuel Maruta on November 22, 2011 at 7:00am

Sounds fantastic and very relevant.  Count us in.  Our website: www.sipd-zw.org.  

Comment by Sue Useem on November 22, 2011 at 5:44am

Thanks for the comments! You can reach me directly at sue (at) spottedfrogproductions (dot) com :) 

Comment by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on November 22, 2011 at 3:22am

I am sharing

Comment by Hilarie Roseman on November 22, 2011 at 1:33am

Dear Sue, I have viewed your film, and I think it is inspiring.  It is a kind of follow up to my dialogue Phd with Jews,Muslims and Christians.  When I know where I am going (if the examiners pass me), I will contact you again.  In the meantime let me congratulate you on your wonderful work in the field.  Yes, when the war is over the work of women begins.  Hlarie Roseman

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