Dear GVCP Member,
I rarely forward emails asking for funds. However, GVCP was born as part of the resistance to the war in Vietnam, and the full-length video will portray that very resistance. My suggestion is to watch the seven-minute preview clip (link below), because it’s very interesting and informative. Then, if you’re moved to donate, all the better.
Arnie Matlin for GVCP
C. Colorado Jones Productions
P. O. Box 14008
San Francisco, CA 94114
December 9, 2017
Dear Friends and Supporters,
What a miracle! After more than four years of work, we are now within six months of finishing The BOYS Who Said NO! Draft Resistance and the Vietnam War documentary film.
And our film couldn’t be more timely and important since the resistance story was completely missing from the much-publicized and watched Ken Burns PBS Vietnam series.*
We would never have gotten this far if it were not for YOU and more than 800 other individuals and 8 foundations. Thank you for your support!
Have you had a chance to view our new, seven-minute preview clip ? The clip is infused with the same quality and positive energy we are working to bring to our 90-minute documentary. (Please share it on social media.)
We also have some other good news:
We are mightily encouraged that we are being seriously considered for a national PBS broadcast slot for the 2018-19 season of Independent Lens. A decision will be made early next year about the broadcast of our film. The Zinn Education Project is enthusiastic about promoting our film to their list of 75,000 educators to fill major gaps in the PBS Vietnam War series, which is now being distributed free to every high school in America. They would also like to create a teaching guide to accompany our film. We recently screened our new preview clip at several events, and each time the clip stimulated powerful conversations, particularly about the tactical power of nonviolent action.
Financial Needs (Yes, we still have some) We are now at one of the costliest and essential points of finishing a documentary production. Our archivist, Blanche Chase, has researched and found extensive archival photo, video and audio materials we would love to weave into our film tapestry but the rights to use them need to be purchased. Besides the cost of archival footage and final editing, we are developing an extensive outreach and engagement campaign to maximize the film’s audience and impact, led by team member Steve Ladd. Steve has over 30 years experience as a film distributor and outreach organizer, as well as being a war resister.
Could you make a tax- deductible donation to help us get the film finished next Spring and launch our promotional activities? Donations of any amount — modest or wildly generous – will enable us to finish AND launch the film! Our goal is to raise $25,000 from our hundreds of individual supporters before the end of the year.
Thank you very much for your vision and support! Holiday Hugs from the BOYS! Film Team, Christopher Colorado Jones
*P.S. Read critiques of the Burns PBS Vietnam series by Daniel Ellsberg and BOYS! film advisors Steve Ladd and Robert Levering on our website <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CColoradoJonesProduc/24152432c6/0ad8649586/3a6f9519ed> .
Director Judith Ehrlich & videographer Joan Churchill conducting an interview
Interviewing Prof. Michael Ferber, one of the “Boston 5” with Benjamin Spock