Connect Cuba

Connecting Cubans to each other, and the world, with uncensored information and access.
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Jose Martinez
Community
Miami, Florida
United States
2 Team Members

Dear Supporters!

Connect Cuba is now live thanks to all of your initial support! Please visit us at the official campaign link below: 

WWW.CONNECTCUBA.ORG

Ana's original Connect Cuba video:



Ladies in White Leader Berta Soler supports Conecta Cuba!


Gloria Estefan shows support for Connect Cuba! See the video:


Willy Chirino Lends his Voice to Conecta Cuba:


Short Summary

Ana and the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) really need your help to make our human rights campaign for Cuba an epic success.

Together, we plan to produce a high quality campaign video about the current human rights situation in Cuba, launch it online, along with an original song currently being developed to inspire the international community in supporting the human rights movement in Cuba, sign an important global petition, and create global support for the human rights movement in Cuba. We also plan to re-launch our website with cool new features including a more sophisticated way of reporting our human rights work via Google Maps, a cool new donation platform, and e-commerce. 

There will be many ways to get involved once the campaign launches, but we really need your help RIGHT NOW to launch this timely and unique project.

Read our latest blog!

Connect Cuba: An Internet Campaign for the Cuban People

THE ARTIST:

 Ana Villafañe was discovered by Dolphin Entertainment in 2006, and signed with their management division upon graduating from high school. Her first time on a film set was as a runway model in the Bollywood hit Dostana before playing “Catalina” in the award-winning feature film Magic City Memoirs (executive producer Andy Garcia, Miami International Film Festival 2011). Next, Ana moved to Los Angeles, and starred alongside Esai Morales and Lupe Ontiveros in “Los Americans”, an original series written and directed by Dennis Leoni (Resurrection Boulevard) and produced by Robert Townsend. In early 2011 she was back on stage as Mimi Marquez in the Hollywood production of the musical “RENT” by Jonathan Larson (Jerica Productions; Hollywood Hudson Theater). Ana then starred in the feature film “Hiding” alongside Tyler Blackburn and Jeremy Sumpter, directed by Thomas Wright. TV credits include “Isabella” on season 4 of Rizzoli and Isles (TNT). Between films, she studied vocal performance and earned a degree in music from Loyola Marymount University in 2012.

THE FOUNDATION:

The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (“FHRC”) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1992 to promote a nonviolent transition to a free and democratic Cuba by empowering independent Civil Society within Cuba.  FHRC maintains regular contact with human rights defenders and civic activists who are working for change in Cuba through nonviolent means.  Some of these individuals include prisoners of conscience and their families, independent journalists and bloggers, cultural activists, as well as members of independent unions and marginalized sectors.  FHRC also maintains initiatives outside of Cuba to promote efforts by Cuban Civil Society within the Island, including fundraising campaigns and raising awareness about conditions on the Island.  FHRC feels a profound responsibility to support and empower Cuban Civil Society in its efforts to nonviolently transition to a free and democratic Cuba that has zero tolerance for violations of human rights.

What We Need & What You Get

WHAT WE NEED:

Here is a basic breakdown of what we need and how much $ everything costs...

  • $10,500 for a full HD quality video to launch the campaign in English & Spanish.
  • $10,000 for a top notch website complete with interactive map, online petition, new donation platform, and e-commerce! As well as all the info you need to know to Connect Cuba!
  • $3,000 for a top quality original recorded song, including mixing, mastering, wrtitten in both English & Spanish.
  • $6,500 for a full HD quality music video featuring Ana’s song in English & Spanish.
  • $1,500 for B-Roll and electronic press kit to help us tell all the major media outlets about Connect Cuba.
  • $3,450 for some online marketing and promotion to get the word out about the importance of connecting Cuba.

Grand total: $34,950!

WHAT YOU GET:

Your funds will go a long way to helping us launch this campaign and believe us, every dollar helps! And, to thank you for your contribution you can choose to receive some very cool benefits including:

  • Special Invites to FHRC's signature gala "Noche Tropical" featuring musical guest Willy Chirino.
  • Invites to our Connect Cuba afterparty! Please wear your Connect Cuba IndieGoGo apparel with pride...
  • Private, VIP invitation to meet Ana, the creative team, and FHRC staff at the official production wrap party!
  • DVD / download of all the campaign videos produced including special behind the scenes footage.
  • Digital Download or CD of the original song and music created for the campaign.
  • Personally Autograph poster or headshot from our star Ana.
  • Campaign T-Shirts and other cool swag.
  • Special "Thank You" on our New Website.
  • Social Media "shout-outs" and more!

THE CUBAN PEOPLE NEED OUR HELP TO GET CONNECTED & EMPOWERED!

If for some reason we don't reach our entire "Indie goal," funds will go to launching parts of the campaign in smaller stages, but remember, we NEED to get the entire campaign out there this Fall to be super effective! Plus, when it comes to human rights in Cuba, it's all or nothing!

The Impact

The Impact Connect Cuba will have for the Cuban people, and the world for that matter, is priceless. We have the opportunity to give 11 million people something they have never had before...A voice and a choice! Through our unique collaboration with award winning activists such as Yoani Sanchez, and Sakharov Prize winners The Ladies in White and Guillermo "Coco" Fariñas we can create a profound impact from inside the island of Cuba.

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that you may not be able to contribute financially, but there are other ways you can help the cause!

Please share our campaign using the IndieGoGo share tools  on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr etc.

Email everyone you know the link to this page!

Follow, share and like Connect Cuba on IndieGoGo...

Together, we can do this and give the Cuban people something they have never had before…access to uncensored information and a voice.

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Find This Campaign On
$35,235USD
raised by 73 people in 1 month
101% funded
0 time left
Verified Nonprofit
$34,950 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on October 25, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Digital download

    Digital download of either English or Spanish version of the original Connect Cuba campaign song and our most sincerest thanks! If we see you around you also get a high-five for your five.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $10USD
    Double Digital Download

    Digital download of both the English and Spanish version of the song. Thanks for showing bi-lingual love. You also get a double high five for your generous effort.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $25USD
    Full Media Pack

    Get all the Connect Cuba media content on a DVD / CD Pack including the Campaign videos, music videos, songs and maybe some unique behind the scenes stuff.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $50USD
    Media Pack & Campaign Shirt

    Get the full media pack and show your support with a super cool Connect Cuba T-shirt. Now you are showing you love in style!

    11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $100USD
    Swag & Afterparty

    Get the media pack and an epic swag bag including: Campaign T-Shirt, cap or bandana, Connect Cuba flash band or pen, and sticker. As well as, one invite to the Noche Tropical after party and Connect Cuba rally in Miami. Social media "shout-out!"

    9 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $500USD
    Swag & Private Party invites

    Media pack, swag bag, autograph, and invite to the exclusive production wrap party in Miami to meet Ana and invite for two to the Noche Tropical afterparty and Connect Cuba rally. Official thank you on our new website!

    6 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $1,000USD
    A Gala Affair and Swag

    Media, swag bag, autograph, invite for two to official production wrap party to meet Ana, and two seats at Noche Tropical Gala Dinner headlined by Willy Chirino and afterparty. Special thank you on our new website!

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $2,500USD
    VIP Treatment Gala

    Media, Swag, invite for two to production wrap party to meet Ana, lunch for two with Foundation staff and campaign creatives, four seats to Noche Tropical Gala Dinner headlined by Willy Chirino and after party. Legacy thank you on our new website.

    0 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Super VIP Status Gala

    $5000 – DVD, swag bag, Invite to Production wrap party, private dinner for two with Foundation staff, board members and campaign creatives, VIP Table of ten to Noche Tropical headlined by Willy Chirino and after party. VIP thank you on our new website.

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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