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Amnesty International Film Festival

January 26th, 2006

I’m very excited to announce the premiere of “FEAR: Rebecca’s Story” at the Amnesty International Film Festival here in Seattle. For the full press release click here.

When: Saturday, Feb 18, 2006. 2pm.
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122
Tickets: $7, $5 students, seniors, disabled
Ticket Hotline: (800) 838-3006
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In other project news, we filed just with the IRS for our 501(c)3 status meaning that from this point forward (assuming the IRS has no questions) we are a full-fledged non profit capable of accepting tax deductible donations. We will continue our partnership with the Blue Earth Alliance and are currently taking part in a small exhibition at the Phinney Neighborhood Center in Seattle.

Work continues on the S.A.N.E. story with the slow process of establishing contacts with prosecutors and law enforcement to round-out a story looking at why a sexual assault victim would want to report the crime, be treated, what he or she will experience, and the reason for collecting forensic evidence. Tomorow I will meet with a prosecuting attorney who is busy “literally chasing bad guys.” Arranging meetings can be complicated by her trial schedule, hinging upon things like whether the defendent will enter a plea (shorter trial) or if the attorney will need to put his pre-pubescent daughter on the stand (a longer trial fraught with further emotional trauma).

In spite of the difficult nature of this work, we have more volunteers emerging from Seattle’s professional community to pledge their assistance. If you’d asked me five years ago what I was going to do with the project all I could have said was ‘something good.’ With the help of these people, we’re on our way to doing just that.

For more information on the project, or if you’d like to support this work as a volunteer or with a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.fearproject.org.

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