In a remote lake of Uganda, girls who were getting pregnant before marriage were abandoned on the tiny island of Akampene, aka Punishment Island. Here most died, but some were saved by men in search of free brides.
Laura Cini, an Italian filmmaker, went to the area on 2011 to look for survivors. The mission was successful and now she completed a hour documentary on the story which was supported by crowdfunders and the Italian Ministry of Culture. Premiering soon.
Monday, 15 October 2012
Update on production
Countdown to crowdfunding starts. Shortly we will start a campaign on Indiegogo, an International platform, choosing the option all or nothing. This guarantees all supporters that their money won't be waisted. If we won't raise the amount set (which is the bare minimum needed to get to the next and most urgent stage), then all supporters will get refunded. If we get more, then we will do things a bit more comfortably (which means suffering a little less, and assuring better quality to our work). In the lucky event we should get much more, we will commission the entire series of drawings which are part of the documentary and carry on with production. So we count on your support, and if you can't give directly, you can still help by passing it on. There will be little rewards for the various contributions. If you have something to suggest, please do (we may consider it, we have a few more days to go). Thanks. In the meanwhile we are waiting for something very special to be published from Kampala. And if you haven't seen yet, have a look at this introductory video.