The Middle East Journals of Tom Hurndall - online panel talk to launch crowdfunding campaign
Friday, November 26, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (GMT)
THE ONLY HOUSE LEFT STANDING - THE MIDDLE EAST JOURNALS OF TOM HURNDALL
ONLINE PANEL TALK TO LAUNCH FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
FRIDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2010
“What do I want from this life? What makes you happy is not enough. All the things that satisfy our instincts only satisfy the animal in us. I want to be proud of myself. I want more. I want to look up to myself and when I die, I want to smile because of the things I have done, not cry for the things I haven’t done.”
“A brave man who stood alone. If only the world had listened to him... I wish I had met him because – looking back over the history of that terrible war – Hurndall’s journals (soon to be published) show a remarkable man of remarkable principle.”
Trolley are launching a crowdfunding campaign for the book ‘The Only House Left Standing - the Middle East Journals of Tom Hurndall.’ Tom Hurndall, a young British photojournalist and peace worker, was shot in the head in Gaza in April 2003 whilst carrying Palestinian children to safety. He died nine months later in a London hospital. The book will contain all of Tom’s photographs in the weeks running up to his shooting, as well as his personal writing from his diaries and poems, and contains a preface by Robert Fisk.
The eight week campaign will launch on Friday 26th November, the day before Tom’s birthday, with an online panel talk commencing at 16.00 GMT. The panel includes:
• Tom’s parents Anthony and Jocelyn Hurndall
• John Sweeney - BBC Panorama journalist who made 2003 documentary ‘When Killing is Easy’ and Independent article Silenced Witnesses
• Rowan Joffe and Simon Block - Director and Screenwriter of Channel 4 BAFTA-nominated film documentary The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall
• Mohammed Qeshta - who was with Tom when we was shot and worked for the International
It will be an hour long panel discussion of people who know Tom’s story and will be filmed and streamed live online to launch the fundraising campaign. The aim of this talk will be to engage the audience with Tom’s work and the concept of the book, whilst encouraging people to donate money towards it.
We are inviting participants to watch the online panel talk live, on your computer, ipad or iphone, simply by registering in advance. We will then send you information on how to join us online live for the talk as it happens on the 26th.
The platform for the crowdfunding campaign will be Indiegogo, who support creative projects looking for much-needed financial support, especially those with a documentary basis. An edited version of the talk will afterwards be uploaded to our Indiegogo page online. Indiegogo is a pledge-for-reward social platform where supporters of our project will be able to pledge anything from £5 upwards. For example a pledge of £25 effectively pre-orders a copy of the book and supporters will be the first to receive it when it is printed.
The launch event on the 26th November will present our crowdfunding campaign live and explain further what the book is about, why it is important and how people can become involved to make it happen.
For more information please contact Hannah Watson, Managing Editor of Trolley Books email@example.com +44(0)20 7729 6591