From Madison Ave to Mahatma Gandhi Road...
One woman's quest to capture the oppression & impoverishment in India.
Rippled Purpose, the documentary, will expose to the world how fellow human beings are living in oppression and poverty in India.
De Anne Wingate -- Executive Producer
My name is De Anne Wingate. I am a normal, every day person, just like you, who witnessed something so horrific that I had to do something about it. My story will help you “see” how this project was born.
I left for India in January 2012 for 2 months with the goal to set up an aftercare center for girls forced into the sex slave trade. The mission of the trip ended up changing, but I was forever changed by what I had experienced.
The latest news about the gang-rape and death of the young woman in New Delhi unfortunately has brought the oppression of women in the limelight. I can provide stories of what I saw at the brothels in Mumbai. I can give you stats on human trafficking, poverty...but what I believe will truly make you stand up and do something, is to “see” it for yourself. I can’t bring you to India, but I can bring India to you....with your help.
We are headed to India February 16th and trust we will get your support! Here's how the budget breaks down.
- $20,000: Fee for dedicated production crew, translators and researchers in India.
- $15,000: India Travel (air, hotel), transportation, food and other on location expenditures.
- $7,000: Editor and transcriptionists who will be helping to build a rough-cut that guides the story of the film.
- $5,000: Pay for key animators to bring essential parts of the Rippled Purpose story to life.
- $3,000: Website development, hosting, updates, email newsletters, and online marketing. Our online hub will live beyond the film’s creation and will be a community where we share enduring stories about Rippled Purpose and successes achieved in India with a broad audience.
Please note that the perks may be sent to a friend, family member or colleague. Just let us know their address!!
India -- Life Through a Lens
It all begins with Bangalore, a city regarded by most for its IT success. However, over 25% of the population lives in subhuman conditions. Reports say that 200 poor families from rural areas enter the city each day. Hired or contract laborers, with their families, will pitch tents or live in shanty towns near their work. Others will wander the city, often begging, and scouring through garbage. They do not have proper food and live in dangerous environments, without clean drinking water, sanitation, housing or electricity. They are often sick; most are illiterate and unskilled.
Women and children are the most vulnerable and victims of sexual exploitation and poor health. Children in particular suffer the most without proper health care and education. These precious little ones take to the streets to beg and pick up garbage.
The world must witness the reality of what is happening in India. We are the source of change. We must do something and that something must happen NOW.
Risks & Challenges
I have found an exceptional videographer, Joe Dickie who has experience working with General Mills, GM, and filming on location in Rwanda and Nicaragua for a partnership with One Laptop Per Child. You can see an example of his work here:
We may run into issues when trying to film in brothels and slums. Regardless, we will do whatever it takes to tell the story of these children and precious people. We must give a voice to those suffering. We must stop the exploitation, abuse, and innocent deaths.
The film will be shown to organizations around the country, with distribution across all screens (Online, Mobile, TV, Movie Theaters).
People around the world are looking to be part of something bigger than themselves, they just need to be “reached”. I have the relationships with global influencers to tap into this audience of change-makers. We all want to do something with our life, to make a difference. Rippled Purpose, the documentary will offer awareness and opportunity. You can help us make this happen!
Other Ways You Can Help
Please share this campaign with 15-20 of your friends, colleagues and family members and ask them to spread the word. Indiegogo has made it easy with their share tools!
Thank you so much.