Thursday, May 10

American Winter ( a call for help)

Dearest Friends, I have something to ask or perhaps something that needs sharing. It has been a year that i have been on the hill and not one day goes by  that i do not feel like the luckiest person for being able to live my dream. I have spoken to you that sometimes living a dream requires sacrifice but these sacrifices have been chosen by myself and k. What if the world made those decisions for you, what happens if you have done everything right or if you had made decisions that you thought were for the best. what happens if the consequences where that your children would go to sleep cold, that dinners would never be cooked, warm or hot. what happens if the garden you spent many summers tending too and the paint color you chose and the welcoming mat at the front door would no longer be yours after years of putting money into it, working hard in making your house a home.

we are all witnesses too, or in the path of financial fragility to some everything they have is being taken away, dogs left behind, mothers and fathers feeling as if they have failed their children and all because they believed in american dream. I live in this beautiful house on a hill that was built by a very talented visionary and now this man along with his brother have decided to tell a story of those who are not so lucky. The Gantz brothers have put in many, many hours to tell this story, an accumulation of many american families. I am asking and it is hard to ask yet when i look at what it is for, i know i must. Can you help  this documentary that is almost at it's tail end of production, can you help make sure it gets seen and heard. I need you to know you can give as little as one dollar and yes of course that makes a difference, or as much as you are able too,  or you can spread the word around via any social media.

dear friends let's all help tell this story, because it is story that belongs to our neighbors, family, friends, co workers and could easily one day be ours.

Please go here to see Trailer and contribute to  AMERICAN WINTER.

i thank you for any attentions that you can bring to this cause.

11 comments:

Sheila said...

It looks like it’s beautifully done, and it’s so pertinent, it must be made! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Sweet Life Farm said...

I, too, feel so blessed to be living the life of my dreams. Upon seeing others in despair I innately hear, “there, but by the grace of God, go I”. Thank you for sharing Nadia, let us not close our eyes and hearts to others out of fear.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing American Winter to my [all of our] attention. I shall certainly support it.

You are a fine person to be advertising this documentary with your constant sense of gratitude and feeling for beauty.

Linda
saalb@juno.com

eau de nil said...

of course - i'm not american, but sadly this 'winter' is on all our doorsteps.

beautiful photos, beautiful gesture.

x

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

Thanking for bringing light to this documentary and these people's stories. Heartbreaking to think people have to live through such pain. Will definitely support.

Reba said...

Sadly, people will vote again for Obama whose policies are killing jobs in our country. I was a lifelong democrat, but my eyes are open now. We need JOBS in America. People want to invent, make, create. I think your documentary is important because it puts a real human face on the reality of human suffering. But please do not mislead people into thinking that more govt programs are the answer. I am a child of the sixites...when families could live well on one income. People want to work, create, invent..that's the America we need to build again. Tell that story, show others that the people whose American dream was taken away can dream again. People need more than sympathy, more than hope and change, they need their dignity back. There's so much more I'd like to say. I would love to donate.

Annton Beate Schmidt said...

this is great to ask for. only watching the trailer touched me deeply. as someone above wrote, these stories are so close to all our doorsteps. thank you for posting this!

La Tartine Gourmande said...

So sad Nadia. Thank you so much for posting this and making sure we don't forget and pay attention.....

David @ Frenchie and the Yankee said...

Wow, like a slap in the face. Thank you for sharing.

GetSoiled said...

So well said Reba!

Trekout2 said...

Reba thank you for saying what needs to be said all across America ...You as well are an inspiration .. Count on me to contribute...