Congrats all! From VOSD this morning:
“Inocente” a film about a young, homeless San Diego girl who dreams of becoming an artist, won an Oscar last night, which will not only thrust more attention her story, the film and its makers but also onto the local organizations it features.
The organization A Reason to Survive, or ARTS, was featured in the film. Here’s a July story from the U-T about the film and ARTS.
Significantly, “Inocente” was also the first film funded through crowdfunding on the site Kickstarter to win an Academy Award. Crowdfunding is basically a twist on fundraising where the producer or enterprise sets a goal, asks for donations and doesn’t collect them until the goal is reached, usually by a deadline.
Find article here: http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/morning-report/article_ea2b0a88-7ed6-11e2-b778-0019bb2963f4.html