Funding for our work at Tipping Point North South comes, in part, from concerned individuals who share our belief in the power of ordinary people coming together to push for social justice. All our activities – films, events, campaigns – tackle important, political and often marginalised social, economic and environmental issues. This, in addition to our own ethical requirement, limits our sources of funding, especially in this current climate of austerity. Our main sources of funding to date, namely grants and major donors, have also been hit by the recession. Nevertheless, our belief that our “creative activism” is integral to a healthy civil society is reflected in the feedback we receive about our work. We know it chimes with concerned citizens, many of whom express their admiration and encourage us to carry on. This makes us determined to build on the reputation gained, along with key creative partnerships formed in recent years, to expand the scale and scope of our work.
This is why we are reaching out to you – to ask you to join our core patron base. With your support, we can spend all our time and energy on our core work – executive producing films, managing social-action campaigns and organising campaigning events – and make a difference to the world around us without the need to worry about day-to-day costs and expenses. You can be the ‘tipping point’ to enable our Film Fund to significantly support one or two films in any given year, as well as in-house funding to organise international/national social justice events and campaigns.
We have chosen to use the established international crowdfunding platform Patreon to manage our patrons and their donations. Unlike Kickstarter, it is not one-off project based; rather, it focuses on helping us gain sustainable income so we can concentrate on realising our “creative activism” by continuously making feature documentaries, creating events and taking our social justice campaigns forward. Patrons can pay with Paypal, Credit/Debit cards. Patreon make it much easier for us to manage our relationships with our patrons, to interact with them and to communicate with them more frequently than our regular newsletters.
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Here is a selection of Make Apartheid History videos. Make Apartheid History (once and for all) is an international project that will bring together creative individuals, organisations and networks from around the world – starting with Palestine and the UK; South Africa and USA – for a programme of popular events connecting civil rights, anti-apartheid and Palestinian solidarity movements. Commencing summer 2015 and culminating summer 2016.
TPNS works with film-makers and in house freelancers to produce all MAH short video made in the UK. We also co-devise our key MAH short films with our lead partners in Palestine – OPGAI and PSCC – who produce the Palestinian content.
Here is the YouTube playlist of the whole selection:
Some highlights are:
Dear Greenbelt Festival friends,
We were delighted to welcome a 3000-strong audience to our mini-Bethlehem Unwrapped Festival at Greenbelt on August 24 this year which included music, dance, spoken word, testimony, poetry and Tom Pursey’s wonderful short documentary about B/U at St James’s Piccadilly.
On the 29th June 2013, From Pink to Prevention organised a toxic tour in Central London. The tour took in various sites of significance in relation to cancer prevention – or rather the lack of action on cancer prevention by government offices and other bodies.
At each venue speakers addressed various aspects in relation to the total lack of action on the part of governments and the cancer establishment on the issue of the primary prevention of cancer (ie stopping it before it starts). They discussed their work on the issue and posted up Blue Plaques announcing ‘Cancer Prevention does not live here’ at each site to commemorate the visit.
Saturday 8th June proved to be a truly enjoyable day – two movies plus great discussions and a walk through the quiet streets of the City of London, with all its formidable architecture, bathed in glorious sunshine was a welcome bonus. We had great feedback all round – from walkers to audiences and participants too. What stood out? The quality and depth of the debate and discussion.
Another great Greenbelt line-up for 2012 and TPFF also had a more expanded programme. Operation Bethlehem previewed with a special Q&A with Leila Sansour and Jeremy Hardy. We hosted the TPFF regular three day documentary programme, and also hosted a film programme in the Christian Aid tent. We were delighted to be partnering with Christian Aid on film-related activity at Greenbelt 2012.