Talitha Brauer is creating Photo & Video Stories of Refugees
29

patrons

$1,511
per month
THE MISSION IS SIMPLE: Love and support those whose lives are directly impacted by the current refugee crisis.

Refugee families' lives - men, women and children - are being turned upside-down as they escape the brutal violence and destruction of their homes in Syria, Iraq, and many other lands. Simultaneously, Europe is changing in front of our very eyes, as our neighbourhoods receive refugees and asylum seekers from all around the world.

My aim is to:
* produce true stories that inspire us to live out of freedom and not fear.
* envision ways that we can welcome and build relationships with the refugees arriving in the West and build understanding across culture.
* equip communities that are accepting refugees to connect and interact with people coming into their community.

I'm not doing this for profit - in 2017 I used my own money to help finance making THE PEACE BETWEEN. I am committed to telling these stories because I believe that the world needs to hear human stories from refugees right now, in 2018, in order to respond in a way that builds trust and relationship.

This is where you come in! I can't do this on my own - by being a patron here on Patreon, your donation will help provide for my basic needs including housing, food, and basic supplies. It will allow me to spend *all* of my time researching, traveling, interviewing, photographing and producing the stories each month.

Will you join me in being an advocate? Let's make this idea into a movement!

Love,

Talitha



2018 - ADVOCACY & ACTION - The Peace Between & Lesvos Project
January - June 2018:
The Peace Between: I am securing funding & partnerships for the final stage of the film: post-production, distribution, & activism. The Peace Between film project is supported by a combination of NGOs and crowdfunding, with a grassroots campaign to show it in private community screenings across Europe. Activism is at the heart of the film and the project is still open to new partners and activists.

If you want to host a screening, please contact me at tkbphotography (@) gmail.com

Lesvos Project: I am developing a real-time documentary project focusing on the lives of people (refugees and Greeks) who live side by side on the "hotspot" island of Lesvos. Many refugees have been stranded on the island for over a year due to the 2016 EU-Turkey Accord. This project is an invitation into their world, to ask ourselves the question: How can we live in community with one another?

This project is in the development stage.

If you know of like-minded organizations, foundations, or patrons who would be interested in supporting this project, please contact me at tkbphotography (@) gmail.com


2017 - THE PEACE BETWEEN
In collaboration with director Caroline Kamya, I am producing & shooting The Peace Between, a short documentary film telling the stories of friendships between locals and refugees in different corners of Europe: North, South, East & West. The film tells three stories, each one about a cross-cultural friendship between a local and a newcomer. We see how these relationships grew from first impressions and initial reservations, to the events that brought them together and how the friendship changed them.

Film screenings will be followed by a discussion hosted by local organisations and churches, to open dialogue about being in community with newcomers and relating to one another from a place of understanding and respect.

My job is to cast our characters, searching for authentic friendships & drawing from the relationships and network I made through my photo essays last year. We just had our first shoot in Budapest, Hungary in June 2017. We are currently casting in Denmark, & France, where we will shoot in July - September 2017.

2016 - FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS FROM REFUGEES
In 2016, I started a website, BROTHER'S KEEPER INTERNATIONAL and I made in-depth photo essays investigating what happens to refugees after the media has moved onto the next big story; telling it through the lens of day-to-day life.

Read the stories & feel free to share -
FROM NORTH TO SOUTH: Collection of firsthand accounts from Syrian & Iraqi newcomers in Europe.
THE REFUGEE CRISIS: THROUGH THE EYES OF ONE FAMILY

I also curated stories from others - 
ROAD TO RESETTLEMENT (USA)
SYRIAN WOMEN IN BERLIN

Follow me on Facebook, MediumInstagram, & YouTube
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
3 patrons
TAKING A STAND: YOU are not sitting on the sidelines - you are supporting the creation of stories that fight injustice. Not only when you give, but every time you like and share on social media, you help to spread the word of the human stories behind the refugee crisis.

As a "Thank You" you will receive access to insider updates!
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 of 10 patrons
THE GRASSROOTS GIVER: YOU are happy to give the little you have towards a big idea! Not only when you give, but every time you like and share on social media, you are helping to spread the word of the human stories behind the refugee crisis.

As a "Thank You" I will send you a link to the Insiders newsletter
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 of 10 patrons
THE ALLY: YOU just want to be part of what is happening! Even with this small amount, you will be an integral member of the network that is providing the support to bring this mission to life - giving a voice to the unheard. 

As a "Thank You" I will send you a link to the Insiders newsletter and monthly video update. 
Pledge $25 or more per month
4 of 6 patrons
THE SOJOURNER: YOU are Awesome!! You provide support and encouragement. You get the mission and the fact that there are practical needs that go along with actually bringing an idea to life. 

As a "Thank You" I will send you a link to the Insiders newsletter and monthly video update. You will also get a written "shout-out" on the newsletter.
Pledge $50 or more per month
5 of 6 patrons
THE DREAMER: YOU care about making the world a better place. Even if you have a lot going on in your own life, you still have a desire to be part of something bigger. Because of your monthly monetary support, you are showing solidarity to families and children whose lives are directly affected by the refugee crisis. This is one of the biggest crisis of our time - and being part of telling their stories is a step in making real change. 

As a "Thank You" I will send you a link to the Insiders newsletter and monthly video update - with a personal shout-out at the end. 
Pledge $100 or more per month
7 of 8 patrons
THE ADVOCATE: YOU are passionate, involved and informed on the current refugee crisis. You value and want to be part of the bigger movement to tell the unheard stories of refugees - individuals, families, children... these are important voices that need to be heard. Your support is essential to capture these critical perspectives. 

As a "Thank You" I will send you a link to the Insiders newsletter and monthly video update - with a personal shout-out at the end. I will also send you a printed photo from the series during each phase.
Pledge $200 or more per month
1 of 4 patrons
THE INVESTOR: YOU see the value of this project and the opportunity to tell deep stories in the middle of all the media clutter. Your investment is not just in the individual voices but in changing the perception of those who are caught in the middle of one of the biggest crisis of our time. 

As a "Thank You" I will send you a high-resolution file of a photo of your choice form the current series (for print) and a link to the Insiders newsletter and monthly video update. I will also give you a personal shout-out at the end of the monthly video update.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
THE VISIONARY: YOU get more than just the big picture - you understand the vision, the art form and the have a passion to give a voice to those who have none. Because of you, I'm able to move within some of the most difficult situations and spend the needed time with individuals and families each month - capturing a unique and meaningful perspective. Some of the most in-depth and complex stories can only be told over a period of time. Your support allows for that time and relationship building to tell truthful and unbiased testimonies.

As a "Thank You" I will send you a personal video with an update and thank-you message each month, a high-res file of a photo of your choice from the current series (for print) and a link to the Insiders newsletter.
Goals
$1,511 of $2,500 per month
The Launch was successful...now on to Phase #2: Development. Achieving this goal will allow me to focus my efforts 100% on storytelling and spreading the stories to a wider audience.
Join me in advocating for refugees and sharing firsthand stories that need to be heard!
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THE MISSION IS SIMPLE: Love and support those whose lives are directly impacted by the current refugee crisis.

Refugee families' lives - men, women and children - are being turned upside-down as they escape the brutal violence and destruction of their homes in Syria, Iraq, and many other lands. Simultaneously, Europe is changing in front of our very eyes, as our neighbourhoods receive refugees and asylum seekers from all around the world.

My aim is to:
* produce true stories that inspire us to live out of freedom and not fear.
* envision ways that we can welcome and build relationships with the refugees arriving in the West and build understanding across culture.
* equip communities that are accepting refugees to connect and interact with people coming into their community.

I'm not doing this for profit - in 2017 I used my own money to help finance making THE PEACE BETWEEN. I am committed to telling these stories because I believe that the world needs to hear human stories from refugees right now, in 2018, in order to respond in a way that builds trust and relationship.

This is where you come in! I can't do this on my own - by being a patron here on Patreon, your donation will help provide for my basic needs including housing, food, and basic supplies. It will allow me to spend *all* of my time researching, traveling, interviewing, photographing and producing the stories each month.

Will you join me in being an advocate? Let's make this idea into a movement!

Love,

Talitha



2018 - ADVOCACY & ACTION - The Peace Between & Lesvos Project
January - June 2018:
The Peace Between: I am securing funding & partnerships for the final stage of the film: post-production, distribution, & activism. The Peace Between film project is supported by a combination of NGOs and crowdfunding, with a grassroots campaign to show it in private community screenings across Europe. Activism is at the heart of the film and the project is still open to new partners and activists.

If you want to host a screening, please contact me at tkbphotography (@) gmail.com

Lesvos Project: I am developing a real-time documentary project focusing on the lives of people (refugees and Greeks) who live side by side on the "hotspot" island of Lesvos. Many refugees have been stranded on the island for over a year due to the 2016 EU-Turkey Accord. This project is an invitation into their world, to ask ourselves the question: How can we live in community with one another?

This project is in the development stage.

If you know of like-minded organizations, foundations, or patrons who would be interested in supporting this project, please contact me at tkbphotography (@) gmail.com


2017 - THE PEACE BETWEEN
In collaboration with director Caroline Kamya, I am producing & shooting The Peace Between, a short documentary film telling the stories of friendships between locals and refugees in different corners of Europe: North, South, East & West. The film tells three stories, each one about a cross-cultural friendship between a local and a newcomer. We see how these relationships grew from first impressions and initial reservations, to the events that brought them together and how the friendship changed them.

Film screenings will be followed by a discussion hosted by local organisations and churches, to open dialogue about being in community with newcomers and relating to one another from a place of understanding and respect.

My job is to cast our characters, searching for authentic friendships & drawing from the relationships and network I made through my photo essays last year. We just had our first shoot in Budapest, Hungary in June 2017. We are currently casting in Denmark, & France, where we will shoot in July - September 2017.

2016 - FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS FROM REFUGEES
In 2016, I started a website, BROTHER'S KEEPER INTERNATIONAL and I made in-depth photo essays investigating what happens to refugees after the media has moved onto the next big story; telling it through the lens of day-to-day life.

Read the stories & feel free to share -
FROM NORTH TO SOUTH: Collection of firsthand accounts from Syrian & Iraqi newcomers in Europe.
THE REFUGEE CRISIS: THROUGH THE EYES OF ONE FAMILY

I also curated stories from others - 
ROAD TO RESETTLEMENT (USA)
SYRIAN WOMEN IN BERLIN

Follow me on Facebook, MediumInstagram, & YouTube

Recent posts by Talitha Brauer

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
3 patrons
TAKING A STAND: YOU are not sitting on the sidelines - you are supporting the creation of stories that fight injustice. Not only when you give, but every time you like and share on social media, you help to spread the word of the human stories behind the refugee crisis.

As a "Thank You" you will receive access to insider updates!
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 of 10 patrons
THE GRASSROOTS GIVER: YOU are happy to give the little you have towards a big idea! Not only when you give, but every time you like and share on social media, you are helping to spread the word of the human stories behind the refugee crisis.

As a "Thank You" I will send you a link to the Insiders newsletter
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 of 10 patrons
THE ALLY: YOU just want to be part of what is happening! Even with this small amount, you will be an integral member of the network that is providing the support to bring this mission to life - giving a voice to the unheard. 

As a "Thank You" I will send you a link to the Insiders newsletter and monthly video update. 
Pledge $25 or more per month
4 of 6 patrons
THE SOJOURNER: YOU are Awesome!! You provide support and encouragement. You get the mission and the fact that there are practical needs that go along with actually bringing an idea to life. 

As a "Thank You" I will send you a link to the Insiders newsletter and monthly video update. You will also get a written "shout-out" on the newsletter.
Pledge $50 or more per month
5 of 6 patrons
THE DREAMER: YOU care about making the world a better place. Even if you have a lot going on in your own life, you still have a desire to be part of something bigger. Because of your monthly monetary support, you are showing solidarity to families and children whose lives are directly affected by the refugee crisis. This is one of the biggest crisis of our time - and being part of telling their stories is a step in making real change. 

As a "Thank You" I will send you a link to the Insiders newsletter and monthly video update - with a personal shout-out at the end. 
Pledge $100 or more per month
7 of 8 patrons
THE ADVOCATE: YOU are passionate, involved and informed on the current refugee crisis. You value and want to be part of the bigger movement to tell the unheard stories of refugees - individuals, families, children... these are important voices that need to be heard. Your support is essential to capture these critical perspectives. 

As a "Thank You" I will send you a link to the Insiders newsletter and monthly video update - with a personal shout-out at the end. I will also send you a printed photo from the series during each phase.
Pledge $200 or more per month
1 of 4 patrons
THE INVESTOR: YOU see the value of this project and the opportunity to tell deep stories in the middle of all the media clutter. Your investment is not just in the individual voices but in changing the perception of those who are caught in the middle of one of the biggest crisis of our time. 

As a "Thank You" I will send you a high-resolution file of a photo of your choice form the current series (for print) and a link to the Insiders newsletter and monthly video update. I will also give you a personal shout-out at the end of the monthly video update.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
THE VISIONARY: YOU get more than just the big picture - you understand the vision, the art form and the have a passion to give a voice to those who have none. Because of you, I'm able to move within some of the most difficult situations and spend the needed time with individuals and families each month - capturing a unique and meaningful perspective. Some of the most in-depth and complex stories can only be told over a period of time. Your support allows for that time and relationship building to tell truthful and unbiased testimonies.

As a "Thank You" I will send you a personal video with an update and thank-you message each month, a high-res file of a photo of your choice from the current series (for print) and a link to the Insiders newsletter.