At 1:12pm on Friday, August 26th, our 310th backer, Peter Brieger, brought us past the $25K mark! WE DID IT!
Our deepest, most heartfelt thanks to every one of you. We are overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of support. When we started this campaign, we didn’t know if we would make it. We believed in the importance of this film but weren’t sure enough other people would agree with us. Yet 300+ people came together to say, yes, we need more conversation about the ethical, social and philosophical issues surrounding human enhancement technologies, differing perceptions of disability, and what it means to be human.
Just yesterday the BBC and NPR ran stories about Oscar Pistorius and his journey to athletic stardom—but not without a swirl of controversy. Does the double amputee have an advantage or doesn’t he? What do we really mean by disability? Is his story following the old “super crip” narrative, or is he part of a movement that’s redefining what’s “normal”?
These are the kinds of questions Fixed addresses, and while our goal of $25k will go a long way toward finishing the film, there’s still 4 days to make more magic happen.
What other wizardry is there? In our push to expand the conversation, we want to develop curriculum to reach students at the high school and college levels, as well as in medical schools and bioethics programs. The added dollars will allow us to devote more resources towards that goal.
If you haven’t yet contributed, donations can be made right up to the cutoff time of 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31. And, please, let’s make the most of these last few days by continuing to spread the word!
Thank you again. We are ecstatic!