We reached our goal of 30K.
Thanks to our 250
for believing in us.
We still have a long way to go
but you gave us the push up the hill
we needed at this stage.
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Michael Moore has joined as an Executive Producer.
10% is a new documentary film by multi-award-winning director Yoav Shamir exploring the idea of:
What Makes A Hero?
On this page you will be able to donate funds, which will enable us to complete the film. We truly are thankful for any support that you can give, and every dollar donated will make 10% a better, bolder and braver film. THANK YOU!
Yoav Shamir is a multi-award-winning independent documentary director, producer and cinematographer. For 12 years, Yoav has been known for pursuing complex and taboo social, political and cultural subject matters, and delivering thought-provoking films with energy and rigor. His impressive work includes: CHECKPOINT, DEFAMATION, 5 DAYS and FLIPPING OUT which have all been broadcast and have won prestigious awards at some of the largest film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, Berlin, IDFA, Hot Docs and Tribeca.
"A masterful documentary." - Chicago Tribune.
"A beautiful portrait of many, many ugly truths." - The Guardian.
"An incredibly bold and brave film." - Michael Moore / Filmmaker Bowling For Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Rogers & Me
"A fantastic film. Defamation does exactly what documentary, at its best, can do, making us re-examine our assumptions about an important and complex subject, in an absorbing and funny way. The film's intellectual courage, boldness of conception and the excitement of the journey on which it takes you, make this a winning film." - Nick Broomfield / Filmmaker Kurt & Courtney, Aileen: Death of a Serial Killer and Biggie & Tupac
"I was thrilled to hear about Shamir's new film and will do everything I can to see that he gets it made. This is an urgent film, someone needed to make it, and I can't think of anyone better than Yoav Shamir. Yoav Shamir is that rare documentary filmmaker who is fearless and willing to show us the uncomfortable truths about the world we live in" Michael Moore.
From now on Michael Moore will match every $$$ till we reach our goal!
What a great way to double your money â€¦
"10%" follows a revolutionary human behavioral study exploring what makes a hero?
As seen in the trailer above, the idea for the film is based on two controversial studies on human behavior: Dr. Stanley Milgram's Studies on Obedience (1963) and Dr. Philip G. Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment (1971). While most research explored - how good people turn evil, we, along with Dr. Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University, and Dr. Rony Berger, set out to explore why a small minority of people - only 10% - can resist authority, cannot be swayed, and remain "good" people.
The ordinary German family that risked their life to hide their Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust.
The student that defiantly stood alone blocking tanks in Tiananmen Square.
White South Africans who defended the rights of black South Africans during Apartheid.
Only one person jumping into a river to save a drowning stranger, whilst a crowd stands by and does nothing.
It is this group of individuals who risked their life, and their own freedom to defend the liberties of those that could not defend themselves. Without these selfless citizens no social change would have occurred.
What compels someone to maintain his or her integrity, go against the grain and fight for what is JUST?
Are there similarities or is there a pattern that can explain why very few people - less than 10% - choose to act in a way which can be interpreted as, well, HEROIC?
And most importantly: How can this small minority influence the majority to benefit all of humanity?
It is these essential questions that drove Yoav from San Francisco to New York City, the Congo, Slovenia, South Africa and then back to Israel and Palestine, to explore these ideas fully through a myriad of colorful characters and situations. As in Yoavï¿½s previous films, his quest led him to some funny, dramatic and unexpected places along the way.
"10%" empowers each of us to reflect, assess and ultimately improve how we behave in our own relationships, and our role in our communities. Ultimately, it will challenge our predisposed ideas of heroism, unveiling the most fundamental truths about human nature.
HOW YOU CAN HELP AND WHAT DO YOU GET
Since the project started over 3 years ago, the broadcast sector (which is the primary source of documentary funding) has lost a significant amount of public funding, under the constraints of a tough economic climate, and the rise of inane reality tv programming.
In today's environment crowd-funding sites like this one are the best way that we as citizens can support smart, challenging and insightful films and stay connected to one another. Now we need YOUR help!
We need at least $30,000 to complete the film.In fact we need about 300,000$ to complete the budget but we are hoping that eventually TV and DVD sales will make up some of it. Every dollar raised will be used towards:
Online and Offline edit
Purchasing of archive necessary to tell the story
The output and delivery of an industry standard high quality
We will then be able to deliver the film to several broadcasters, and have it premier in international film festivals and to allow it reach broad audiences worldwide, and straight to you!
All our incentives for your donations are listed to the right, and we thank you in advance for your support!
After a year of large-scale citizen protests right around the world - from the current OCCUPY movements to the Arab Spring and further, every day ordinary people are taking a stand.
As Gandhi said, "be the change you want to see in the world".
10% hopes to:
EMPOWER everyday citizens to better themselves and be architects of change in their communities
EQUIP new and old generations of activists with the necessary tools to continue their work
ENCOURAGE armchair observers to get up, participate and take action
NOW is the perfect time for 10% to reach audiences who are yearning to express themselves and channel their energy and expression into positive action!
LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP
Yoav Shamir: A personal dialogue with people watching my films is not only satisfying, it gives me the courage to continue making my films. I NOW want to take our relationship to the next level. I appreciate all comments, ideas and messages that you have about this film, and would love your opinion. At this point I really need your help.
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10% is a project driven by passion, curiosity and heartfelt dedication.