Film and Media Studies

Film-Makers Unite!
Kurt Engfehr (Producer/editor of Bowling for Colombine, Farenheit 9/11, The Yes Men) wants YOU!

Call for film-makers to participate in global filmmaking team for Kickstarter crowd funded film Stand in My Shoes - a film inciting empathy, compassion & kindness.

WHY THIS FILM, WHY NOW?
Do we have an “empathy de!cit”? We see the costs of our “me-!rst” mindset: record breakdowns
in relationships, corruption, man-made environmental disasters, cyber-bullying and a whole online
generation increasingly unable to deeply connect to anything or anyone. Now, scientists have
con!rmed we’re experiencing a steep decline in our capacity for empathy.
Empathy- the ability to stand in someone else’s shoes - is at the heart of human connection. It’s
the glue that keeps us together. With it in short supply, we’re headed for disaster- rewind and press
play on World War.To !nd out what can be done to stop this downslide, we’re hunting down the best
and brightest “social revolutionaries” - leaders using empathy to transform the lives, structures and
organizations around them.
We’ll forming a global !lmmaking team across the world to !lm these leaders va our unique online
storytelling platform (currently in development). Our Director, Kurt Engfehr will be directing the action,
giving !lmmakers across the globe a chance to work with him and handpicking ten stories for inclusion
in the !lm! This means YOU!

FILM PRODUCTION BEGINS 2013. SUNDANCE RELEASE 2014.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

1. Pledge $50 or more on Kickstarter to reserve your !rst Executive Producer credit
GO TO: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peacelily/stand-in-my-shoes-exposing-and-erasing-theempathy
2. Join the E-Team on Facebook. When the members reach 1000, one person will come on location
with the Film crew anywhere in the world in 2013.
3. Register as Stand In My Shoes Film-Maker, to receive details on how you can have your story
featured as part of the Stand In My Shoes Film, when we release the storytelling platform.

FOR MORE INFO:
Standinmyshoes.com
Facebook.com/SIMSthemovie
Join us on a journey that could change the course of human history