About This Campaign

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT!!!!!!!!!

 

WE ARE STARTING A SPECIAL GIVEAWAY FROM THE BAND BEIRUT AND SUPERSTAR SOCCER US TEAM CAPTAIN LANDON DONOVAN!!!!!

 

WE ARE NOW GIVING AWAY THE FOLLOWING PRIZES:

 

* 1 NO. 10 US TEAM SPORTS JERSEY -- SIGNED BY LANDON DONOVAN HIMSELF (FOR THE FIRST TO DONATE OVER $500)


* 2 SIGNED PHOTOS OF LANDON DONOVAN (FOR THE FIRST TWO TO DONATE OVER $100)


* 5 SPECIAL EDITION OF CD'S OF BEIRUT "THE RIP TIDE" (FOR THE FIRST FIVE TO DONATE OVER $50)


* ALMA'S ELEPHANT TUSK MASK FROM THE BEIRUT "ELEPHANT GUN" MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT (FOR THE FIRST TO DONATE OVER $300)


* 2 TICKETS TO SEE BEIRUT LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK ON AUGUST 29TH 2012 (FOR THE FIRST TO DONATE OVER $200)


* ONE BEIRUT T-SHIRT -- SIGNED BY THE BAND (FOR THE FIRST TO DONATE $250)


ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT!! MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE "BOMBAY BEACH" DOCUMENTARY HEROES!! ANY CONTRIBUTIONS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

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Following the warm worldwide reception of the award-winning documentary film "Bombay Beach" (Winner of the Tribeca Film Festival 2011, nominated for the Indie Spirit Awards and shown in more than 45 film festivals around the world), many people have reached out to us and asked how they can help the characters of the film. Well now it's possible!


We're happy to announce that CeeJay is currently attending the University of Minnesota on a full scholarship! He is not allowed to receive any donations. However, the other heroes of our film, the unforgettable 7-year-old Benny Parrish and his 10-year-old brother Mike, as well as poetic 86-year-old loner Red, could really use your help!


The lives of these people have touched many around the world and their humanity and resilience deserve our love and attention. We've organized this fundraiser to show them our support. Please join us and post this wherever you can.


Our goal is to raise money for the following:


1. Benny is off the Lithium and Ritalin, and in order to stay off them and keep going to school he needs regular access to therapy and sport activities. A lot of pressure is being put on Benny's mother to keep him on his medication, and without proper help, he'll be back into this life-threatening cycle. We want to get a therapist to come see Benny once a week and to make sure this continues long enough. Our efforts to arrange this locally have failed and we want to make sure someone is paid to do this and can keep us posted on any development. We hope to also include sport activities as part of his therapy.


2. Mike, Benny's older brother, was held back a class after failing in five different subjects. He's been struggling through the whole year and was held back again. Now he's facing the possibility of being held back a third time and is in bad need of some private tutoring and means of diagnosing a possible learning disability. We want to make sure this doesn't happen a third time now that it's clear he's not getting the help he needs.


3. Red has been trying to build solar panels so he can have air conditioner in his trailer and minimize the chances of another stroke. Summer is coming and the temperature can go as high as be 45 Celsius / 120 Fahrenheit degrees in the area. In order to make the solar panels work, he needs a few specialty batteries and to get insurance for his trailer.


SO HOW CAN YOU HELP?


You can help either by donating money (every dollar counts!) or by organizing a local screening of the film, where all proceeds will go towards the Paypal account we've set up. Some of these screenings have already started taking place in London and have sold out overnight. We're hoping to continue these screenings until July 2012, so we can help the kids start the new school year with all the help they need, and for Red to have a safe summer.


To arrange a screening, contact us at bombaybeachfilm@gmail.com


If you haven't seen the film yet, learn about it here: "Bombay Beach" Official Website


If you're in the US, you can stream the film on Netflix, or purchase it through iTunes or Amazon


If you're in the UK, you cah purchase the film through Dogwoof, and also, stay tuned for an upcoming TV broadcast on Channel 4!

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  1. Donated $1.00 or more

    A huge thank you for helping the "Bombay Beach" family and a video message expressing our gratitude.

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  2. Donated $25.00 or more

    A video message expressing our gratitude plus a special shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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  3. Donated $50.00 or more

    A video message expressing our gratitude plus a special shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter pages plus a vintage Salton Sea postcard from the golden days.

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  4. Donated $100.00 or more

    A video message expressing our gratitude plus a special shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter pages, plus a "Bombay Beach" Vinyl Sticker (comes in Black or Shocking Pink).

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  5. Donated $250.00 or more

    A video message expressing our gratitude plus a special shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter pages, plus the "Bombay Beach" DVD.

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  6. Donated $1,000.00 or more

    A video message expressing our gratitude plus a special shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and signed photographs from the "Bombay Beach" heroes + a painting by Benny Parrish

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  7. Donated $5,000.00 or more

    A single-edition series of framed photographs of the "Bombay Beach" heroes taken by director Alma Har'el. The photos will be printed in any size you wish and you can choose the framing from several different options.(optional: signed)

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  8. Donated $10,000.00 or more

    First two people to pledge: a casual lunch with Director Alma Har'el, where you can discuss the film and a signed "Bombay Beach" film poster and DVD.

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