Funding the Project

Want to help us make this documentary film available? One simple way to support this project is to contribute to our project funds. We have yet to meet our entire fundraising goal of $5000. Now that post-production is complete, additional funds will help us get the documentary out to broad audiences–our ultimate goal!

By giving a little yourself and/or getting the word out about the film to folks that you know,  you can help us share this work.

We have been able to finance this film through community support and out of pocket. Individuals have donated as little as $5.50 to cover the cost of 1 gallon of gas on our journey in the Dominican Republic or $15 per day to cover our insurance for our final 7-days trip. Others were able to give $100 or $200 to help move our project forward–and it has made all the difference in the world!

Currently, we have a beautiful documentary film and we are raising funds get it out to film festival screenings and introduce our film to audiences everywhere. Our first screening was in Havana, Cuba, May 19th, 2015.  Then, a week later we screened a draft of the film in New Orleans for the Caribbean Studies Association.

Your financial support is what has made this film possible. Now you can encourage your local library to buy a copy of the film, or purchase a copy and host a public screening. Why not contribute to the work of telling this history and these contemporary cimarrón cultural practices in the Dominican Republic today?

Many thanks!!!

on Jan 10, 13 by

4 Responses to Funding the Project

  1. admin says:

    Hello Ruben,
    I wanted to let you know that the donation you received was from a classroom competition among my Spanish classes. After I received your last email, I showed my students the trailer for Cimarron Spirit. We discussed the project and each class began collecting change. We enjoyed watching Carnaval again this year and I’m sure that inspired the students to give. Thank you so much for producing these films. As you know, there are few quality cultural videos appropriate to use in the classroom that are less than 20 years old. I appreciate what you do and we are looking forward to seeing the final outcome.
    Jim Manning
    Spanish Teacher
    Potterville High Sschool

  2. Carlos H. Craig says:


    I applaud your efforts to bring and offer a piece of our history and culture, not only to the United States, but to the entire world.

    The Dominican Republic is full of a colorful history and a diversified population that was blended from the native Indians, the Europeans, and African cultures. Every region of the country is uniquely identified by their own traditions and cultures.

    Your project brings to life each tradition that had influenced our lives every day for Dominicans in the country or in a foreign soil.

    Congratulations and my best regards to you and your entire team.

    Carlos H. Craig
    Killeen, Texas

  3. Gypsy says:

    Hello, I am wondering if you have sought funding from institutional donors interested in preserving cultural heritage, such as UNESCO or the European Union.

    • admin says:

      No we haven’t. So far, most of our funding has been crowdsourcing and a small NEA production grant.

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