Support the project

The documentary Seeds for the Future came to life from a spontaneous initiative of Susana, Waldorf parent and business project manager, who is very enthusiastic about the ideas of Rudolf Steiner. Filippo (videomaker and keen folllower of Rudolf Steiner’s work) and Gabriele (Waldorf parent and technical assistant at Ticino TV, RSI) soon supported the idea and joined the team with solid technical skills.

With the goal of producing a short documentary about Rudolf Steiner and the fruits of his ideas, the first minimal funds were collected at local institutions related to Rudolf Steiner. The funds collected in this first phase (both institutional and private) allowed the team to feel confident enough to start the shooting and interviewing process. All the institutes in Ticino contacted for shooting and interviews were also accommodating and very supportive of the project.

The original idea was to create a 20-minute documentary, but the footage and interview material we have gathered is abundant and worthy of a 45-50 minute documentary.
From the very beginning, all members of the production team (and the consultants who are collaborating with us to assure the quality of the contents) are working on a volontary or semi-volontary basis. This fact allows us to be able to produce a documentary at a cost of approximately 3 to 4 times lower than that of a "market price documentary" of the same length and quality.

Considering the great quality of the footage and of the content of all the interviews conducted (more than 45), we firmly believe that it is worth it to produce a film of at least 45-50 minutes. A shorter duration would mean sacrificing a lot of material that merits to be seen and not be able to go into detail on any of the subjects. That is to say: the material we have and the importance of these themes deserve a longer documentary!

A documentary of only 20-25 minutes would risk being to a great extent a repetition of other documentaries that have already been created about Waldorf education. By increasing its length we would have the opportunity to create something that is innovative and profound and is able to cross borders and reach a larger audience with deeper insights.

Our goal of collecting enough funding to be able to produce a documentary film of 45-50 minutes, translated into at least in two languages has been reached!

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all 41 donors of the last crowdfunding campaign!


YOU CAN STILL SUPPORT THE PROJECT WITH FUNDS OR WITH YOUR TALENTS, thus contributing to enriching the film and making it available to a wider audience!

If you have TALENTS or SKILLS in cinema production, distribution, translations, film graphics, or fund raising and want to help the project on a volontary basis, please CONTACT US!


support us with monetary funds


Although the last funding campaign has ended, WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING DONATIONS. With more funding we will be able to translate the documentary not only into English and German but also into other languages and to make the film available to more people through low cinema ticket and DVD prices.



"Se in qualche modo non si donasse, il processo economico non potrebbe svolgersi.
Si pensi soltanto a cosa avverrebbe dei bambini! Noi doniamo di continuo ai bambini; e se osserviamo il processo economico integralmente ed in continuo movimento, vi troviamo il fattore del donare."

(R. Steiner, I capisaldi dell'economia, VI conferenza)


YOU CAN DONATE FUNDS IN TWO DIFEFRENT WAYS

1. Through BANK WIRE TRANSFER to:

FONDAZIONE MAGNOLIA

Banca Popolare di Sondrio
6500 Bellinzona
Clearing 8252
IBAN CH47 0825 2021 3941 C000 C
Subject: “Donation documentary”

Note: please write to rs@scuolasteinerlocarno.ch if you wish to receive a receipt for fiscal purposes.

2. In CASH:

Donations can also be made in cash in a closed envelope and delivered to the front desk at one of the Rudolf Steiner schools in Ticino.
Subject: "Donation documentary Seeds for the Future".
Note: If possible please also send also an email to contact@seedsforthefuture.ch.

THE BEST DONORS GET CINEMA TICKETS AND DVDs FOR FREE!
DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO SPREADING RUDOLF STEINER'S IDEAS.


ISTITUTIONAL SPONSORS

Edith Maryon Stiftung: www.maryon.ch
Fondazione Magnolia: www.fondazione-magnolia.ch                   Associazione Amici della Pedagogia di Rudolf Steiner
Fondazione La Motta: www.la-motta.ch
Gruppo Leonardo Da Vinci