Fragile Island of Peace

A film by Jamil Simon

Fragile Island of Peace A Project of Filmmakers Collaborative Current Projects

About this film:

HELP US EDIT THIS TERRIFIC FILM

Like its neighbor Rwanda, Burundi suffered from years of horrific ethnic violence. Fragile Island of Peace will tell the complex story of how Burundi emerged from a 12-year civil war and established a fragile peace through a radical experiment in peacebuilding.

We are excited to announce that our film on peacebuilding in Burundi will now become part of a much larger project. Spectrum Media is working with the world-renowned Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University to create a documentary film and media-based educational program, which will focus on peacebuilding in four countries– Burundi, Ireland, Colombia and Sri Lanka. All four countries have unique and compelling stories; Colombia's story is just beginning to unfold, filming there would be a remarkable opportunity to capture a story of reconciliation from the beginning.

We set out to raise $40,000 to fund the next phase of editing, and our supporters really came through! The first week we raised $12,500, we are now half way there! Please help us raise the remaining $20,000 to fund a deep dive into the great video we've already captured in Burundi.

We need to celebrate nonviolent solutions to conflict, now more than ever. While the concept of "peace" is highly valued, few people understand how peace is achieved or what the peacebuilding process entails. Our series will create a deeper understanding of how peacebuilding works.

If you believe sustainable peace is possible, support us to help make peacebuilding a larger part of the global conversation!

Thanks for your generous support.

PRODUCER: Jamil Simon

To download a powerful endorsement from the President of the Alliance of Peacebuilding, Melanie Greenberg, click here.

For recent updates of the project, pictures from the shoot, and other news, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1161619963/fr...


Supported by 37 Donations:

  • Dorothy S.
    I Gave $100
    Cheering for you!!!
  • william w.
    I Gave $200
  • Mark K.
    I Gave $100
    All the best for your ambitious and great projects!
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  • Catherine  R.
    I Gave $100
    Thank you for continuing to tell the world about what you see in Africa
  • Debra S.
    I Gave $50
    Jamil ~ i wish it could be more. Thank you for the work you're doing.
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $50
    Keep up the great work!
  • Nadia Z.
    I Gave $500
    well done Jamil so pleased you're doing this.
  • Tyler K.
    I Gave $50
    It's getting real! Very exciting!
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  • Robert B.
    I Gave $50
    Bo and Lisa Burlingham
  • Caryn K.
    I Gave $100
    thank you for your work, there is so much to learn about overcoming differences.
  • John M.
    I Gave $200
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    In memory of my Dad
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    Anonymous
    Its a privilege to contribute to this project.
  • Kate C.
    Your work is more important now than ever. Thank you.
  • Michael Z.
    I Gave $500
    In loving memory of Helene and David Simon
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  • Ben S.
    I Gave $100
    Congrats uncle! Looking forward to seeing the film. This is a really important topic.
  • Tony  K.
    I Gave $25
    Thanks for turning your talents and your interest toward Africa, Jamil.
  • David S.
    Good luck with this important work!
  • Eva K.
    I Gave $50
    Good luck with your amazing project, Jamil!
  • Nancy E B.
    I Gave $500
    Building peace and respect through non-violence. We need to learn from successes and mistakes.
  • Janet C.
    I Gave $50
    Hi Jamil, This sounds like a wonderful project and I am please to help you in this endeavor. Janet Rosenberg Catalina