As the end of The Walking Dead‘s fifth season approaches, the Kickstarter campaign MANKILLER also nears a crucial point.
Mankiller is a documentary about Wilma Mankiller: the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. While Mankiller itself is partially funded by Vision Maker Media for PBS, the purpose of the Kickstarter campaign is to raise funds to complete production and post production on the project that already contains over twenty hours of interviews. In addition to Valerie Red-Horse being its director and producer, the film’s other producer is none other than Gale Anne Hurd: producer of the Terminator trilogy, Aliens, and of course, The Walking Dead.
As such, potential backers of Gale Anne Hurd and Valarie Red-Horse’s Kickstarter campaign be expect to receive some very impressive rewards: including Walking Dead DVD collections signed by the comics series creator Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd, lunch and coffee with Gale herself, signed blue-ray copies of The Terminator and Aliens by Gale and James Cameron, a Terminator 30th Anniversary Poster signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and company, a regular VIP pass to the sold-out Walker Con Event, a ten minute call with Steven Yeun — Glenn from The Walking Dead, and interactions with Norman Reedus (Daryl), Michael Rooker (Merle), and Melissa McBride (Carol).
And for those of you who are fascinated with activism, and aspects of aboriginal or First Nations history and culture, there are other rewards to consider as well: including art, interaction with Valarie Red-Horse (who has created other documentaries with Gale Anne Hurd such as True Whispers and Navajo Code Talkers), and conversation with Wilma Mankiller’s husband Charlie Soap and their daughter Gina Olaya. And none of this is, by any means, an exhaustive list of what you might find if you back this campaign.
So please: take this opportunity and support Mankiller or go on Twitter and Facebook and let people know this is happening through its hashtag #Mankiller.
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Kudos to you guys for sharing this sort of projects. Social conscience should permeate every aspect of our life, even the geeky side.