Daisy Bateman

Kickstarter Project of the Week: Prospect Cemetary Documentary

I think it’s time I take a little break from all the raging and talk about something positive for a change. So: cemeteries!

No, seriously. My friend Cornelia Read and her friend Peter Riegert are working on a documentary about the reclamation of the oldest cemetery in Jamacia, Queens, and they’re funding the initial phase through Kickstarter.*

(The cemetery also features in Cornelia’s book Invisible Boy, which you should definitely read, only not in a place where it will be a problem if you start crying, like on a job interview or at the dentist.)

Note: I’m trying to embed the video, but it’s not working very well. Will try again later. Anyway, you should probably just follow the link and watch it.

*If you aren’t familiar with it, Kickstarter is a mirco-financing website, where people post projects they are working on, with a funding goal and a deadline for funding. There are awards for different levels of donations** and all the money is collected through Amazon’s billing system. My favorite thing that I’ve backed so far is these plush DNA nucleotides, which are so wonderful I can’t even.

**Like PBS, but with fewer tote bags.

1 thought on “Kickstarter Project of the Week: Prospect Cemetary Documentary”

  1. Dude! Thank you so much for posting this. We're having a great time with the damn thing so far. And Peter is so impressed that someone FINALLY wanted the t-shirt off the incentives list.

    You rock!!!


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