Family Pictures USA Needs You as Much as You Need It!

Family Pictures USA Needs You as Much as You Need It!


Hi I’m Thomas Allen Harris. I’m a
filmmaker and an artist, and I’m here to ask for your support for Family Pictures
USA. For almost 30 years, I’ve been using my family archives in new
ways to tell stories that connect people, histories, and cultures. People across the
globe asked me how to help them bring their family photographic stories to
life, the way I’ve done mine. In May, I set out with my trusted team to create
Family Pictures USA, a television show that explores who we are, where we’re
from, and how we’re all connected, despite our surface differences. I wanted to
inspire collective healing, a deeper relationship with self and community,
redefining the family album for the digital era. We shot the pilot over the
summer, when hundreds of participants came to our community photo sharing
events to see Detroit through their family photos. I laughed, I cried, I was inspired.
I found stories of my own family in theirs, and I made new friends who
thanked us for getting them started on their journey. We’ve ended the first half
of the pilot—phew!—and we’ve databased and archived thousands of photographs and
home movies, unseen before. And now we need $35,000 to finish editing the
hour-long pilot episode featuring the city of Detroit. Our pilot is confirmed
to broadcast in 2018 nationally on public television. With Family Pictures
USA, we’re launching a movement to change how we see one another and who we are as a country. But it can’t happen without your support. Check out our perks and
help bring Family Pictures USA to national broadcast by donating today!

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