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It’s not often that I hear about a movie that NEEDS to be made, but just such a project recently came to me. Recovering Irma is a documentary about domestic violence and it’s unlike anything before. The film is being independently financed through Indiegogo, so not only can you support the film in spirit and by telling friends, you can actually support it financially. And that support is critical now.
“We are currently at $23,650 and can shoot the first of two weeks of additional principle photography for the film in August. I’m asking if there is anyone in your network or if you can make an additional financial contribution at this point,” Sandra Salas, writer, producer and director told me. I’m not the only one who was moved by Sandra and her mission. Sandra has been pitching to everyone from industry bigwigs to the Sundance Doc Film Fund and the response was, ““This project has to be completed and we’re going to do everything in our power to help make it happen.”
But what is the movie about? I’ll let Sandra tell it in her words.
When my father killed my mother, I felt powerless to do anything about it. However, when my nephew called and told me he was arrested for domestic violence I knew I had to do something about it. That’s when I decided to make my documentary film, Recovering Irma because it’s time to do something about ending the cycle of domestic violence.
This film is about that journey. It is a soul-searching road trip that winds its way across geography and generations, memories and mysteries probing for answers to the difficult question: “How do you end domestic violence?” It is also a film about creating a new legacy for my mother, one that truly represents my mother’s life. My mother wasn’t just a victim despite being victimized—she was more than that!
I envision a world without domestic violence. I believe in my core that this is not an idealistic vision but a reality. I also have a plan on how to achieve this, but I cannot do it alone. I need your help.
Will you be a part of my plan and help create a world without domestic violence and violence in general? My hope is that you will.
I hope many of you will join me in supporting Sandra, her project and the continuing fight to end domestic violence.
To watch the trailers, click here.
To learn more about being a supporter of Recovering Irma, click here.