Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

May 26, 2012

Help Indigenous youth filmmakers get to Seattle

Please help Indigenous youth filmmakers get to Seattle
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By Outta Your Backpack Media
Posted at Censored News
Saturday, May 26, 2012

Outta Your Backpack Media (OYBM) needs your support to get folks to the 7th Annual SuperFly Filmmaking Experience in Seattle, WA!
OYBM collective members and workshop participants (a total of seven people!) have been invited to participate in this years SuperFly workshop. Shelby Ray, OYBM collective member/volunteer, will also be mentoring at SuperFly.
Unfortunately Longhouse Media, an organizer of the workshop, is unable to come up with full travel funds for OYBM participants so they have asked us to step up and figure it out (they have committed to pay for gas which definitely helps). As many of you already know, OYBM is very resourceful and conscious of how and why we use our funds (that’s why we have a very small annual budget), and that’s why we’re reaching out for your support. While other participants are being flown to Seattle, we’ve decided it’s most affordable for us to rent a van and drive the 1,356 miles from Flagstaff, AZ to Seattle, WA.
We have already successfully raised nearly $500 from our recent Navajo Taco Sale and from community member’s donations. We need to raise an additional $500 more by Monday. Any amount would be helpful and greatly appreciated!
Donations can also be made via Paypal though our website at, just click the “Donate” button.
You can also write a check to: Outta Your Backpack Media. (Please call if you are writing a check)
Donations above $20 will receive a copy of our newest DVD Vol. 4 featuring videos made at our workshops!
Please contact me if you have any questions: (928) 225-7436 or
Please forward this email to your friends and relatives.
Thank you for your consideration,
Shelby Ray
OYBM Youth Coordinator/Volunteer
About SuperFly:
From May 31st through June 2nd, 2012 more than 50 Indigenous youth from throughout the country will be participating in SuperFly. This is great filmmaking opportunity where filmmakers and actors are able to showcase their skills, collaborate with others, and premiere their work at the Seattle International Film Festival.
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About OYBM:
Since 2004 Outta Your Backpack Media (OYBMedia) has empowered Indigenous youth through free movie making workshops and resource distribution. OYBMedia is an all volunteer Indigenous youth response to the need for media justice in our communities. We seek to create community ownership of media through youth empowerment.
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