Our crowdfunding campaign has ended. Although we did not meet our goal, we did raise a substantial amount of funding that will make a huge difference in our efforts to get Beyond the Mirage out to a wider audience. Your support has made this possible. Thank you.
We would like to extend a very very special thanks to innovative companies like Wholesum Harvest, a food producer making giant strides towards water efficiency in agriculture. Many of the organic tomatoes for sale at Costco were grown inside of their greenhouses that have allowed them to be ten times more efficient than traditionally grown tomatoes. Some of the technology that they use is from another very special supporter, Netafin. They are the Israeli company that invited drip irrigation. As they like to say, "more crop per drop." This technology has the potential to feed millions of people in drought stricken regions of the world. We also need to thank, Chad Stevens, Andrea Miller, Michael Carpenter, Meg Hagyard, Marci Sheehy, Steven Cohen and Marty Bishop for your generous support. Because of you, we've raised over $5,000! The money will be dedicated towards hiring a team of professionals that will be able to get Beyond the Mirage to an even larger audience.
To sustain water, we need to come together. Beyond the Mirage connects us, making critical water conversations possible. Through our documentary, interactive social web experience, and curriculum, we will expand and deepen these conversations as never before. We understand that in the 21st century, people want to actively engage with issues that affect their lives. The Beyond the Mirage experience will inspire users to go from conversation to action.
We have submitted Beyond the Mirage to American Public Television for review. This could potentially put the documentary on Public Media stations across the West. We are also making plans for online distribution of the film. The web experience is still going strong and we are expanding it's use in classrooms across Arizona in the years to come.