Every Monday we aim to feature a local project from Kickstarter that needs YOUR help to get off the ground.
Last week we featured web series ‘Seize The Jello‘. They still have a long way to go, so check that out. Before that we featured STIFF, which was successfully funded!
This week we turn our attention to the documentary ‘Home Alive’, which tells the story of the grassroots self-defence organization of the same name.
The organization was founded in 1993 in response to the brutal rape and murder of Mia Zapata, lead singer of the influential punk band of the early 90s, The Gits. One of the Git’s first performances was at the UW, supporting Nirvana.
Home Alive worked to promote anti-violence by offering a range of self-defence classes and public education initiatives.
The documentary tells the story of the organization and it’s struggles, but it also delves deeper into the subject of the DIY ethos and how the Seattle art and music scene came together to influence this community effort.
It was at an indie-rock class offered at the University of Washington where the filmmakers Leah Michaels and Rozz Therrien came across the subject matter. They are currently in their 4th year at UW.
Support seems to be coming in strong on Kickstarter, but there is still a way to go before hitting their goal.
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