LOS ANGELES, CA, June 15, 2012 – (PRWEB)
American Indian Filmmaker Launches Kickstarter Funding Campaign for Film Exploring Familial and Cultural Relationships of “Two Spirit” or Gay Man
Navajo Filmmaker Pamela J. Peters has launched a fundraising campaign to produce the short film Shí Má. The funding goal of $25,000 must be met before July 20, 2012 through the all-or-nothing Kickstarter funding platform for creative projects. Peters’ $25,000 goal must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.
Shí Má, or “My Mother” in the Navajo language, explores the two worlds of an American Indian gay man. Shí Má brings alive the story of a Navajo gay man, or Nádleeh, as he seeks to reconcile with his mother despite her refusal to accept him as her child and rejection of his sexual preferences. The film, written by Peters, centers on the Nádleeh who feels torn and disconnected due to familial prejudice against same sex relationships.
Peters presents a compelling video pitch describing her vision and an opportunity for individuals to support the Shí Má film project to bring awareness and cultural understanding of the Nádleeh and the strong tribal connection to family.