(A quick disclaimer: As with any politically-themed post here on the Shattered Lens, the comments below reflect the opinion of the author — Lisa Marie Bowman — and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions of any other contributor.)
I want to take a few minutes to ask you to help make film history.
Right now, Jason Bourque (the writer of End of the World and the director of Stonados) is raising funds for a very important film and he needs your help. The film is called Classified: The Edward Snowden Story and, as of this writing, with 19 days left, Jason has 84% of the funds needed.
Because I believe in the importance of this project and because, based on his previous work, I have faith that Jason Bourque will give this story the treatment that it needs and deserves, I am asking everyone to consider watching the 2 minute pitch below and, if so inclined, going over to www.snowden.sx/ and helping out.
On a personal note, I usually avoid making any sort of overt political statement here on the Shattered Lens. Those of you who are skilled at reading between the lines will probably have picked up on the fact that, in general, I lean to the right on economics and to the left on social issues. (Or, to put it in Shattered Lens terms, I’m a little more conservative than the Trashfilm Guru and a little more liberal than Dazzling Erin.)
However, at heart, I believe in freedom — freedom of speech, freedom of choice, and the right to privacy. That is why I think this is an important film that deserves to be made and why I encourage everyone who can to consider helping out.