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Sunday, June 29, 12:30pm:
GLOW Documentary Premiere!
We’ve been working hard ALL YEAR LONG, but summer’s almost here so it’s time to CELEBRATE! Don’t miss our official summer break kick-off at 12:30pm, on Sunday, June 29th, at the Screenland Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd. (3rd Floor), Kansas City, MO 64108.
Sponsored by CinemaKC, our red carpet event will begin with free popcorn and refreshments in the lobby. We'll move into the theater at 1:00pm, for a brief update on what KCWIFT has in the works over the next couple of months, followed by the PREMIERE of our GLOW documentary!
Stick around for a Q&A with our crew, including director/editor Cara Myers, of Vespera Films, and the co-directors of Girls Leading Our World, Inc., Cynthia Saddler and LaVeeda Simmons. Come network with fellow filmmakers and learn more about how GLOW is equipping girls in need with strategies for life, leadership, and personal and professional growth.
Special thanks to CinemaKC for sponsoring the screening and to UMKC's Department of Communication Studies for sponsoring production of our Indiegogo video. And many thanks to the entire GLOW crew and to everyone who contributed to the fundraising campaigns that helped make this film a reality. We CAN’T WAIT for you to see the story of GLOW come into focus on the big screen!
Please join us at 12:30pm, for the free screening on June 29th. And, if you would like to continue to support GLOW’s girls, please consider purchasing or donating a ticket to GLOW’s upcoming “Twisted Tea Party” fundraiser, from noon to 4:00pm, on June 14th, at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church.
The event will feature a karaoke challenge, games, refreshments and, of course, LOTS of teas! Tickets are just $10 and will directly support girls participating in GLOW’s summer trip to the Mall of America. Some of the girls have never been outside of Kansas City so this is a BIG opportunity for them--thanks again for supporting GLOW’s girls!
Ongoing KCWIFT Events
If you missed the Indiegogo campaign deadline for our short documentary on Girls Leading Our World, Inc. (GLOW) but would still like to contribute to our fundraising campaign, please click on the "Donate" button below to give through PayPal. We're teaming up with local filmmakers this Spring to bring GLOW's story into focus.
But we still need your help.
We are not a production company with deep pockets. We are just a not-for-profit group of filmmakers who are ready to make a promise to at-risk youth living in Kansas City’s urban core.
In Walt Disney's old stomping grounds,
on Kansas City's east side, GLOW meets each week to serve girls, ages 8-24. These girls face enormous challenges: generational poverty, homelessness, physical and sexual abuse, parental incarceration and drug abuse, gun violence in their neighborhoods, and lack of access to accredited schools. But this film is not about what’s wrong in these girls’ lives.
It’s about what's right within each girl.
Founded by two caring women who used their own savings to launch the program, GLOW teaches girls that the challenges that circumscribe their lives do not define who they are. And GLOW’s mission is to give girls the tools they need to transcend their current circumstances to become positive, informed, caring and creative young women.
KCWIFT supports this mission.
And we invite you to join us in becoming part of GLOW’s network of caring adults.
GLOW’S girls have a story to tell.
And our goal is to show them how to use their voices and harness the power of digital storytelling to gain agency in their own lives. During the production of the GLOW documentary,girls will learn how to use the arts to shape a world of their own making.
this film is—in essence—a promise. We are promising to help GLOW’s girls develop their creative potential.
Will you make that promise too?
Your donation will help raise matching funds for the documentary, which will also serve as a marketing tool that GLOW can use to help sustain and expand its much-needed services. Donations also will be used to purchase simple flip cameras so GLOW can continue to include the art of filmmaking in its curriculum.
If you believe the arts have the power to change lives,
please join us in making a promise to the girls of GLOW. Walt Disney doesn’t have to be the only creative success to grow out of Kansas City’s east side. We believe GLOW's girls have the power to be anything they want to be.
This year, help us make some hearts GLOW
and show them you believe in them too. Click on the "Donate" button to the right to make your gift today. Thank you for your support!