3 Generations

3 Generations works to end injustice and fulfill humanity's potential through storytelling. As storytellers and witnesses we aim to shine a spotlight on our common humanity through a variety of cultural methods including documentary film, oral history, witness testimony and creative writing. We create change by curating the most compelling stories and most impactful change strategies to get people's attention and compel them to act.
Apr 14, 2015

Filming Fracking's Impact

This month, 3 Generations Executive Director Jane Wells and film director Simon Brook will travel to North Dakota to commence filming for the upcoming feature film, ‘The Dakota Project’.

The MHA Nation (comprised of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes) is situated in the middle of the Bakken Formation, the largest shale oil field in North America. Within the 1 million acre reservation there are 21 fracking rigs, 1400 active oil wells and 1992 potentially exploitable wells. The landscape is littered with oil wells, fracking towers and toxic waste dumps and the entire MHA will inevitably suffer the environmental impact of this oil exploitation. On top of this, the sudden economic influx has brought with it a myriad of social problems including violent crime, drugs and prostitution.

Native American women are feeling the negative effects particularly keenly. The influx of thousands of male workers to the area has led to unprecedented incidents of sexual assault and cases of sex trafficking.

‘The Dakota Project’ will shed light on both the environmental and social degradation caused by the oil industry. Raising awareness is the first step in social change and the film will provide a platform for those who are attempting to make positive steps amid the chaos.

Without your continued support we would be unable to shed light on the ways the fracking boom is affecting this marginalized community. This spring, help us share the voices of those demanding change.

Apr 14, 2015

Hear Their Stories

There are 3 million Syrian refugees in 5 host countries. The Syrian civil war is one of the worst humanitarian disasters of our time, affecting not only internal affairs, but also the peace and stability of the surrounding countries. The Assad regime in Syria has killed 32,507 people, 75% of whom were civilians. The atrocities committed need recognition; this is our call to action. Just 4 donations of $25 will help support our film crew as we travel, film, and edit for our upcoming projects. Let’s not let the Syrian crisis pass by like another social media trend. Support 3 Generations as we share survivors’ stories of atrocity, and work to fulfill humanity’s potential through storytelling. You can make a difference!

We are excited to announce that the stories in our film “Three” are now available to stream online at 3generations.org. “Three” is a short and intimate account of three Syrian refugees’ stories that drives home the human scale of this crisis. Follow us on facebook and twitter for updates on our mission to spread awareness about the personal plight of atrocity.

We deeply appreciate your time and support. Help us record the voices that go unheard.

Apr 14, 2015

Combating Sex Trafficking in 2015

Help put an end to child sex trafficking! You can support 3 Generations as we raise awareness by sharing survivor stories and working directly with organizations that participate in direct service and advocacy. The fight against trafficking has seen some tremendous wins recently, with 37 states passing more comprehensive trafficking laws in the past year alone (polarisproject.org).

Our film TRICKED, which sheds light on the personal plights of victims and widespread sex trafficking in America, has been screened in cities across the country and we are thrilled to announce that TRICKED is now streaming on Netflix! We have been receiving amazing feedback, insight, and an array of diverse opinions since the release. Our goal is to engage people in issues that matter, working to spread awareness and to generate discourse. It is, therefore, incredibly rewarding to watch as our goals become reality.

We still need your help to educate and engage more people in this fight. Over the next year, 3 Generations will launch a law enforcement campaign which will utilize unreleased footage and extended interviews from TRICKED to educate law enforcement. Just 13 donations of $20 would help us distribute our law enforcement DVD and engagement materials to five major cities. The more support, the more we can do to help end this dehumanizing crime. Your donations and support matter to us; help us and be part of the change!

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