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.
May 22, 2014

Good Things Come in Threes!

We've all heard the old adage that bad things happen in threes but can't good things happen in threes as well? We think so!

Since our colleauge, Elizabeth, returned from Jordan back in Janurary, the 3G team has been hard at work. Now, four months later, we're pleased to share with you the latest news regarding our Syrian Stories project.

  1. It's complete!!! We're thrilled to announce the latest addition to 3G's film repertoire - Three
  2. Three's trailer has garnered hundreds of views all around the world! If you haven't seen it already, watch the trailer here.
  3. Three is already beginning to receive press! On Tuesday, Jane and Elizabeth were invited onto Huffington Post Live to discuss the film. Check out the segment here.

As we begin promotion for Three, we look forward to what is to come. We still, however, need your help.

Donate today and your money will enable us to send Three to more film festivals, help us develop promotional materials, and fund our outreach campaign.

As always, thank you for your continued support of our project. We couldn't do what we do without you!

May 21, 2014

Spreading the Word and Preparing for a New Film

We are so proud to announce that our short film, Native Silence, about four Native American women and the legacy of foster care, has received a flood of recognition and praise.  We've so far been invited to four film festivals, including the exclusive Aspen ShortsFest, which qualified us for an Oscar.  We have had other requests from festivals around the country following the Aspen screening, and are hoping to announce new screenings soon. 

The film has also been put into distribution by Alexander Street Press and will be available for private and educational screenings soon.

We've been so inspired by the incredible reaction we've gotten from audiences and reviewers, that we are continuing on our quest to expose the modern day injustices and inequalities that impact Native American communities.  Our next film focuses on a timely issue affecting Native peoples from the US up though Canada, and that's the issue of fracking, and oil mining.  More and more Native women are being trafficked to the flood of oil workers who have moved to areas where fracking is allowed, such as North Dakota, and women are being used and discarded just as the sacred land that is being blasted apart. 

This summer, our film team will follow the stories of North Dakota, Native women, and fracking.  If you think this is an important issue, and you'd like to see the film made, please donate.  Every donation helps us create a film that will educate audiences worldwide on this pressing issue. 

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May 21, 2014

Meet Sgt. Leshonda Gill

Back in 2003, Leshonda Gill was deployed to Iraq where she served as a Chemical Operations Specialist. Her mission was to find and decontaminate chemical weapons of mass destruction. One day, while on their way back from a mission, Gill's squad was ambushed. Gill sustained multiple injuries to her groin, abdomin, and legs and was sent home for recovery.

Gill was only home briefly before she decided to return to Iraq as a private contractor. By 2009, however, the Iraq War was beginning to wind down and Gill returned home permanently. Sadly, transitioning back into civilian life was no easy task and two years later, Gill found herself evicted from her apartment and standing on a window ledge preparing to jump.

Fortunately for Gill, an acquaintence talked her out of jumping and helped her move into a Los Angeles transitional sheter. Not all of course, are so fortunate. A National Coalition for Homeless Veterans report states that nearly 80% of homeless veterans suffer from mental health disorders, drug and/or abuse, or co-occurring disorders and an average of 22 veterans commit suicide each day. These statistics are alarming to say the least, and while the VA continues to slug through piles of applications and paperwork, time for many of these veterans is running out.

Today, Gill shares her story as a means of raising awareness about the plight that's facing thousands of other veterans like her. Help us raise the money we need to conduct and produce an interview with this inspiring woman and others like her. Donate to the Valuing our Veterans project today!

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