"Shadowtrain: Under a Crooked Sky"
A Film By George Lynch and Mark Mclaughlin
Rock Legend George Lynch and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Mark Mclaughlin have been working on a great documentary that is nearing completion. But we need your help.
Here is some info on the Film:
"Shadowtrain: Under a Crooked Sky" will illuminate the cost of the destruction of the Native American community; to both the indigenous population as well as to their European conquerors. The documentary will reveal the qualities inherent in indigenous people’s world views that should be recognized and adopted if we all, collectively, intend to not only survive, but to find a way to live happier, more meaningful lives. While engaging a wide variety of opinions from notable activists, authors, artists, elders and shaman, politicians and government officials, clergy, teachers and everyday people, the film will reveal its message through a powerful music-driven road trip.
The journey begins as renowned guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) and a musical band of politically engaged musicians climb into an old station wagon in the southwest desert. They pull a vintage horse trailer, retro-fitted to carry band equipment, solar panels, generators and camping gear.
They travel the back roads, searching for a truth that can speak to power. They visit the Apache, Navajo and Hopi reservations in Arizona, Zuni and Tewa in New Mexico, Shoshone in Nevada, Utes in Utah and Colorado and then on to the Dakotas to visit the people and places that were (and still are) the epicenter of conflict between the native peoples and their European conquerors.
The people they visit on the reservations will share how they have created sensible environmentally sustainable solutions that work in today’s world. Simple and proven practices like passive solar water heaters on the Paiute reservation, active community gardens and other ideas will be explored. Then as Shadowtrain moves on to other reservations, they will help to integrate these workable procedures, pick up more ideas and carry them further.
Focusing on North America, the film reinforces the idea to act locally to infuse global action. The documentary lays out specific solutions and global ideas, illustrating a blueprint for a better way forward. It presents solutions to the planet’s currently dire situation by enacting proven methods of independent and sustainable living through community involvement, art and music. Ultimately it reveals how a new culture that utilizes the best of both native and non-native’s views of governing, managing economy and spiritual balance is possible......
* When you contribute you will be helping us make sure that the film can be shot, edited and produced to the finest ability possible. The Film is going to be very fascinating and is set to feature interviews with Ted Nugent, "System Of A Down" singer Serj Tankian, Native American Poet and AIM spokesperson John Trudell, "Rage Against The Machine" guitarist Tom Morello, Philospher and Activist Noam Chomsky and many others.
What We Need & What You Get
- This will be an important film and we are close to realizing our goal of getting it out into the world. But we need you the viewer to help us make it happen.
We have set our goal at a realistic $15,000. We really want to hit this goal and hopefully beyond. To do this film justice, realistically we could use another $100,000 and maybe even more than that. In order to tell this rich story, we need to go to the people to shoot and capture the moment. This involves flights, hotels, meals, and rental cars which can be very expensive. Then one of our major funding goals is to get a brilliant editor, so that the story can be told in the greatest way possible for you the viewer.
- Now this is where YOU come in. We have some truly amazing "Perks" to offer you as gifts for contributing. There is really something on this list for everyone. If you can only give a dollar, so be it. We appreciate it. We also have George Lynch guitar picks and autographed CD's for those who can afford to spend a little more. A special limited edition T-shirt. Your Name in the final credits of the Film and/or Liner Notes of the "Shadowtrain" soundtrack. All the way up to a once in a lifetime opportunity of taking a special "One-on-One Masterclass Guitar lesson" with the one and only George Lynch.
Your contribution will help immensily towards making the "Shadowtrain: Under a Crooked Sky" documentary film a reality.
We truly feel that this project is valuable to the world. The story of our Native American brothers and sisters needs to be told. Through this film our aim is to make real change for the future.
If you simply just can’t contribute at this time you can still really be of help to us:
Go to your Facebook Pages, Twitter accounts, Blogs and all other social media and Share this Indiegogo page using the "Indiegogo Share Tools". Please help us spread the word! Make some noise about "Shadowtrain". This story NEEDS to be told!