Peabody award winning and Emmy nominated producer/director of the Sundance series “Brick City”, Mark Benjamin has joined with Indie film expert Producer Bruce Weiss, and Producer (Outreach & Social Media) Dollena Campbell in order to create and promote “America Works”, a documentary that will put a face on the economic disparity, the struggle for work, and the people trying to encourage reform of government programs, job creation, individual and private responsibility, and most important…find jobs for every person who needs one. It’s on kickstarter and has five days left: http://kck.st/
About America Works/Documentary
The streets across the country swell with protestors and the real unemployment number is stuck in the stubborn double digits. In New York City’s midtown there is an island of hope, an employment agency filled with young and driven go-getters doing the impossible: finding jobs for people in the worst economy we’ve faced since the Great Depression.
At the center of America Works is the controversial figure Peter Cove. Peter Cove, social activist, is one of the nation’s leading advocates for private solutions to welfare dependency, ex-offender reentry initiatives and for meeting the needs of the marginalized and overlooked populations including unemployed veterans. Despite his wacky appearance and quirky demeanor, he and his company “America Works” has pioneered performance based contracting…
What We Need
In the next 5 days we need to raise over $13,000 for a total of $15,000. We will use this money to shoot production. If we can raise more it will allow us to expand our story. We are in preproduction right now so the funds raised will allow us to continue our shooting, follow the storylines and develop more characters as we did with the award winning series “Brick City”. “Brick City” was a five part series that gave a voice to New Jersey, never seen before, and now we’re hoping to do the same for New York, and the 99% who feel overlooked, let down, and forgotten. These funds will allow us to continue our shooting, follow the storylines and develop more characters. They will not go away quietly…and we want to help them raise their voices! Join us on kickstarter http://kck.st/
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Help give a voice to a documentary that will give voice to unemployed veterans, homeless, among other individuals searching for work…and the people trying to help them despite the odds.
Check it out here: http://kck.st/