The Songs of Old Europe - Ancient Belarusian Folk Songs
Huge thanks to every person who dedicated his or her time and resources to this project so far!
This documentary is intended to tell an English-speaking audience all about the oldest unaltered European songs that are still performed today. It includes some introductory information about the history of Belarus and talks about the ancient myths and stories behind the lyrics. Lastly, it talks about the important topic of the preservation and promotion of Belarusian folk music culture. The documentary will be available in English and Belarusian languages with possible Russian subtitles. This is a non-commercial project, and final product will be distributed as “Set Your Price” model. Which means, that viewer will be able to download the documentary for free, and later on come back and make a donation, if desired. This documentary was written and shot up to the standards of National Geographic, PBS or Discovery Channel with the goal is to make it as entertaining, visually vivid and appealing as no documentary about Belarusian folk songs was made before!
With the previously raised funds we were able to partially cover the costs for the animation and graphics production, although we had to drastically reduce the amount of initially planned graphics.
Why do we still ask for donations if the documentary has been completed? We get that question a lot. Here's why:
In order to complete the documentary and cover final costs of production Volya had to take a personal loan, which needs to be paid out.
In order for film to gain recognition and for it to have a chance to be aired on a major TV channel, we are submitting our documentary to the festivals, and each submission on average is around $60 and can be as high as $150. Submitting film to only ten festivals will cost almost a thousand dollars. There are a lot of other expenses, such as printing promotional materials, registrations, copyright, website hosting, business license, accounting, etc., which quickly adds up to a significant amount. Therefore, we still need your support.
If you can't support the project by getting any of the offered perks, just give a dollar, tell your friends, like our Facebook page or share our campaign on your social media page. More "Likes" we get = more exposure and more chances our film gets to be screened and aired, or by giving just a dollar you automatically subscribe to our updates and will be the first one to know what is going on!
Thank you so very much!
Huge thanks to our supporters: Joana Pinheiro, Claudia Canty, Igor Vasilev, Kasha Litynska, Minjeong Jeong, Selda Kement, Natalia Spirina, Victoria Petrosyan, Alla Koval, Klim Kalugin, Olga Szwed, Inna Levien, Kasper Andersen, Alla Huntoon, Irina Glozman, Pasha Glozman, Irina Gilinova, Deanna Freaser, Olga Sukhover, Chi Gan, Sorbee Tan, Palina Tsaruk, Viktoriya Zvonova, Murat Arisoy, Dmitry Slepovitch, Zhanna Charnyavskaya, Ivan Karptsov, Alyaksandra Ragazhynskaya, Valery Beliy, Alena Lopareva, Marina Hanel, Marina Karptsova, Aleks Karpsov, Natallia Chukhno, Lola Polyakov, Jesse Heneghen, Anastasiya Vasilyeva, Lena Bundy, Daniel Hitsman, Aleksandsr Sloboda, Oksun Hong, Andrey Butko, Nadiya Drobina, Sibreht Alba, Kseniya Khalturina, Anita Krupowitz, Volha Adziarykha, Irena Tigranyan, Anna Sharko, Dariya Melekhova, Eryka Mikhno, Alexei Morlender, Cecilie Endresen, Ekaterina Badaeva, Yulia Novel, Svetlana McGrath, Aleks Kostenko, Alina and Ivan Sydorenko, Pavel Kharytonau, Mikalai Budzevich, Alexander Vasetsky, Dzmitry Sudnik, Artsiom Sobal, Yury Arkesau, Youras Ziankovich, Julia Yeliseyeva, Aleksandr Neberov, Stanislau Filipenka, Vitali Horbik, Uladzimir Herasimau, Dzmitry Skarakhod, Maryna Kamkova, Uladzimir Slabin, Sergei Korol, Aliaksandr Ramanouski, John Kunstadter, Olga Krioutchok, Katsiaryna Sobaleva, Dennis Kaltovich, Eugene Sherman, Aliaksandr Senkevich, Alexander Hilo, Julia Kulyk, Sergiy Kulyk, Alena Martynava, Aksana Siarheyeva, Kirill Yakimovich, Anna Iosko, Hanna Charankevich, Rehina Bobryk, Maksim Kutuzau, Sviatlana Walton, Viktar Bondar, Siarhei Ramaniuk, Alena Anisimava, Тatsiana Makarevich, Andrey Bugay, Andrei Liashkevich, Andrei Skavinski,Ihar Voitka, Viktor Antonov, Mikhail Kalesnik, Volha Yachnik, Maria Sharyj, Lydia Daniluk, Vital Alisiyonak, Anna Karptsova, Aliaksandr Miarkulau, Nik Tarasyuk, Tatsiana Nickinello, Elizaveta Ivankova, Alena Bazevich, Aliaksei Laureshyn, Anna Walden, Valery Rubanau, Frantzcy Levancy, Aleksandr Nartovich, Volha Samuila