We need your help! From one mom to another, we all stand united on one goal: to protect our children from sexual predators.
The Altruist is a documentary film depicting the current situation of street children in Cambodia who face unimaginable struggles of violence, poverty and the most heinous of all, child-sex market.
In conjunction with the charity M’Lop Tapang, the producers of The Altruist have created an online fundraiser on Kickstarter.com in an effort to gather funds for the completion of this important film. Award winning photographers worldwide have also contributed signed prints to the campaign, and the band Little Dragon (currently featured on the Gorillaz worldwide tour) donated the use of their song “Twice” (as heard on Grey’s Anatomy) for the trailer and film. The online campaign has commenced and will continue until Dec. 12th. We need to share our story and create awareness on targeted blogs and websites, so we can reach our funding goal and complete this film.
Please help us by visiting our fundraiser page and the Kickstarter Campaign Page to learn more about our project, purchase photos, make a pledge, or help us simply by sharing The Altruist trailer with everyone in your network. Your contribution to this cause is a significant component to this project, without it, its completion will not be possible.
More information and synopsis of the film can be seen below.
Please contact Camille Hardman at Camille@barkingcat.tv or 310 855 3758.
We would like to thank you for your generous consideration and support.
(For Camille Hardman)
Fundraiser Photo Gallery: http://thealtruist.net/blog/fundraiser/
Synopsis of The Altruist
The Altruist was created as a result of an experience that changed a man’s life forever. That man is John McGinley. In 2003, while vacationing on the beaches of Sihanoukville, John witnessed a pedophile incident that moved him to take action on the matter. The beach cities of Cambodia have for long been a haven for sexual predators, a place known by many as ‘the pedophilia capital of the world’.
Disturbed by this experience, John renounced his career and moved from his established home away from home in Europe to return to Cambodia on a mission to keep children away from the streets and from its predators.
John and concerned members of the area formed M’Lop Tapang, an organization committed to helping street children. John McGinley & M’Lop Tapang and the work they do in Cambodia have helped thousands of children receive needed assistance such as education, training, resources to attain a better life to keep them away from the streets. The benefits provided by their work are now reaching to as many as 2900 children in and around the city of Sihanoukville. The organization is now working on increasing awareness of abuse these children currently undergo and stop this depraved social issue from dispersion.
Soon after hearing the stories unfolded and stricken by John McGinley’s passion and devotion to make a change, Camille Hardman, was moved to tell John’s story in the form of a TV documentary. Camille is a director and producer who received the Award of Excellence in Cinematography from The Accolade Awards and with 15 years experience in producing documentaries she made, The Altruist, her mission for the children of Cambodia.
The film exposes the living situation of Cambodian children who are suffering from disease, poverty, and pedophilia, and it covers over 80 hours of footage, shot over a five year period and has now been condensed to a three hour version. Its use of animation with voice over to protect the children’s identities will reveal their unique stories of struggle and abuse undoubtedly will touch the hearts of audiences worldwide.