Queen Jade is a deaf Jamaican American Black woman and independent filmmaker who needs funding for an incredible film called The Shattered Mind. According to her Kickstarter site:
The film is centered upon a proud Black Deaf family with a captivating story that has never been told before in the mainstream film industry. The Shattered Mind is a 40-minute short film that explores a black deaf family’s journey while their daughter, Zhane Rain struggles to overcome adversity; traumatic childhood past and hearing loss. Zhane Rain is a misplaced teenager who is trying to find herself in a self-respecting Deaf family and to overcoming unusual psychological and neurological conditions. Ultimately, her biggest battle is in dealing with recurring nightmares due to amnesia from the traumatic experience she had as a child.
She’s right. I’ve not even encountered a synopsis like this for a film. I’m all about supporting new to the screen stories, nuanced stories about Blackness, especially about Black women and Black families.
Her deadline is January 14, 2014 and that is in only 9 days! She needs only $470.00 more as her goal is $2,500.00 and she has $2,030.00 as of this post. Please support if you can! There’s pledge amounts as low as $1.00, $10.00 and $25.00 for those of us without much money but still want to chip in.
Please support via pledge or at least signal boost!