Short Story

Support this socially distanced, open-air structure and help keep our community connected and our programs going! Join a fundraising screening with a film, food and discussion this week!

The UNDO LEAN-TO

by UnionDocs

  • $7,500.00

    Funding Goal
  • $8,071.00

    Funds Raised
  • 0

    Days to go
  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
100%
This campaign has been invalid or not started yet.
Brooklyn, NY, United States (US)
UnionDocs

UnionDocs

22 Campaigns | 0 Loved campaigns

See full bio.

We’d like you to meet the UNDO LEAN-TO.

Outfitted primarily to host our Labs and Workshops safely, it’s now ready to open up to our community for a few nights of provocations, provisions, and conversation.


After a long, necessary pause and with the encouragement of hundreds of you who responded favorably to our community survey, we are starting up programming with a limited series of fundraising events. We are hoping to bring our community together to study and examine our shared world experience through documentary art. We invite you here to watch provocative work, hash out the problems on our minds, and make space for the self-reflection and radical communication that we know we need to encourage rigorous compassion, understanding and the pursuit of a just society.

Support through direct donation, come out to our intimate programs rolling out over the next few weeks, or rent the space to gather with colleagues, friends or family!


So Why LEAN-TO?

If you didn’t know, a lean-to is a pitched roof supported by an existing structure. This is just that.
The simple idea was born out of a need to find a bit of shelter to keep our community active and gathering safely outside, while also being connected to participants joining from around the world.

So far, the LEAN-TO has played host to two iterations of our Summer Documentary Lab. Artists came together with mentors to incubate early features, watch inspiring work together, learn from experts and established filmmakers, and survey the documentary field broadly. It also worked perfectly for our first outdoor screening event, a preview of films from the Collaborative Studio that was simultaneously broadcasted online. We are excited to see what else this space can do!

They say we all need to lean on each other sometimes. Your support over the next few weeks will help us to be here for you in the long run.

 


Some features we’re excited to share…

It’s wired-up!!

We have lights, power, high speed wifi, a custom audio set-up, and full screening and classroom capabilities! Amazing for beaming in remote participants with folks on location.

It’s fired-up!

Two grills, a pizza oven, running water and a stovetop burner means we can provide fresh snacks at outdoor programs to keep things festive.

It’s a studio!

Diffused light for video and photo shoots, editing meetings, outdoor podcast production, or work-in-progress screenings.

It’s cozy!

Exposure to elements is tough on bodies and tech. The Lean-To will keep you dry, shaded and cozy, while still allowing for lots of airflow with overhead fans.

It’s green!

We’ve been working on our gardening game, and designed the Lean-To to integrate trees we planted 10 years ago and have had our greenest thumbs making moves a bit to spruce up our plant life.


How it works

Your contribution will go towards keeping UnionDocs programs up and running and help us bring these small socially-distanced outdoor events to the neighborhood during the pandemic.

Pick a specific event as they are announced, or get a voucher to use at any programs listed on our site. We have started posting events on our website, more will be added every week.

Purchase tickets in units of two and bring your quarantine buddy! If you have a bigger pod you’d like to sit together with, just donate accordingly and email us. We can get you set up.

The night of, we’ll get you set up at a table distanced from the other small groups in attendance.
We’ve partnered with the awesome new social enterprise, 1:1 Foods, who have planned delicious and fun dishes from the grill to round out your night, and we’ll offer a complimentary round of drinks.

Like other UNDO events, we’ll invite you to join a lively, yet lowkey conversation after the program. Programs will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings for as long as weather permits.

 

Wait, I’m new…what’s UNDO?

UnionDocs (UNDO) is a non-profit Center for Documentary Art that presents, produces, publishes, and educates. It is no mistake that our name abbreviates to UNDO. We promote makers and stories from the margins, under-represented facts, and interdependent networks.

This is urgent work in 2020. We need to not only communicate the important issues of our time more effectively than ever before but also we must explore languages of cinema to represent our diversity, strengthen community, and generate hope and empathy. Every year, UnionDocs brings together a diverse community of 250,000 aspiring and accomplished artists, filmmakers, performers, public radio-lovers, academics, and activists on a search for urgent expressions of the human experience, practical perspectives on the world today, and compelling visions for the future. In a normal year we present over 100 public events; produce powerful works through our three UnionDocs Labs and the highly-acclaimed performance Say Something Bunny!; and educate through our bi-weekly Professional Development Workshops and World Records Journal, the first peer-reviewed journal focusing on documentary art. Our programs are run with the belief that documentary art, when paired with thoughtful context and open debate, is an invaluable tool for understanding the complexities of contemporary life and creating a more compassionate, engaged, and integrated society. Kent Jones, while at the New York Film Festival noted that UnionDocs plays an essential role in the landscape of documentary and that although “there are many, many documentary organizations and collectives, film festivals and initiatives…there are only a precious few that fulfill their missions so steadfastly, and fewer still whose missions are based on such a clear understanding of documentary filmmaking.” Be a part of the movement to support compelling and urgent storytelling and support UnionDocs today!

Partners

We are hoping to invite other local organizations who are interested to utilize this space as collaborators too. Your support will help to make this happen! If you have ideas, get in touch!

 

 

 

We are so excited about our partner for this series 1:1 Foods. This group of creative and talented folks are teaming up with us to serve some amazing savory dishes at this upcoming outdoor fundraising series. Plus stay tuned for some really cool programming serving the NYC food community too.

1:1 Foods is a Brooklyn-based social enterprise serving food insecure families and supporting local food businesses in Brooklyn. 1:1 Foods collaborates with local restaurants to develop and sell delicious meal kits that empower local businesses to reach more customers and drive additional revenue. Every sale also directly supports 1:1 Foods’ mission-driven work delivering prepared meals and grocery packages to Brooklyn neighbors in need. Learn more and order at www.1to1foods.com! One for you, one from Brooklyn.

 

 

Rewards

$40.00

Support from afar! Get your very own special edition UnionDocs Tie-Dye Tee, (aka bleach-dyed) for our times.

September, 2020

Estimated Delivery
Campaign Over
67 backers
0 rewards left

$70.00

LEAN-TO x 2 You and a guest will have socially distanced seats at a program in the new and improved backyard that will come with a complimentary drink, delicious dishes by 1:1 Foods and participation in the live conversation! You will receive a voucher to exchange for any upcoming fundraiser program now through October. Added daily to UNDO website.

September, 2020

Estimated Delivery
Campaign Over
22 backers
18 rewards left

$95.00

The duo deal plus you each get your choice of a UnionDocs Tee or Tote bag to take home.

September, 2020

Estimated Delivery
Campaign Over
2 backers
13 rewards left

$100.00

Simple rental for 2 hours with basic tech support. Wifi, lights, fans, grill, & power.

September, 2020

Estimated Delivery
Campaign Over
7 backers

$105.00

The duo deal plus a special edition UnionDocs Tie-Dye Tee (aka bleach-dyed) for our times.

September, 2020

Estimated Delivery
Campaign Over
8 backers
32 rewards left

$350.00

Rent the Lean-To! Bring a small group to the backyard for a 2 hour event, workshop, screening, meeting or BBQ! (Full tech support & 90 minutes of set-up/breakdown included.)

September, 2020

Estimated Delivery
Campaign Over
3 backers
17 rewards left
Name Donate Amount Date
Erica Newton $20.00 September 09, 2020
Stephen Holmgren $110.00 September 09, 2020
Caspar Stracke $70.00 September 09, 2020
Ester Casey $50.00 September 09, 2020
Iva Radivojevic $50.00 September 09, 2020
Heather Cassano $20.00 September 09, 2020
Mary Beyster $40.00 September 09, 2020
Anonymous $10.00 September 09, 2020
Sofia Karatza $40.00 September 08, 2020
AFF Inc. $100.00 September 08, 2020
Andrea Nappi $20.00 September 08, 2020
Walis Johnson $50.00 September 08, 2020
Jim Supanick $25.00 September 08, 2020
Amy Jones $40.00 September 08, 2020
Adam Sekuler $10.00 September 08, 2020
Naiti Gámez $40.00 September 08, 2020
Pawel Wojtasik $30.00 September 08, 2020
Rosalyne Shieh $50.00 September 08, 2020
Scott Macaulay $40.00 September 08, 2020
kathy brew $50.00 September 08, 2020
Allison Rodgers $40.00 September 08, 2020
Nicole Tsien $40.00 September 08, 2020
Tijana Petrovic $50.00 September 08, 2020
Pacho Velez $350.00 September 08, 2020
Kristen Holfeuer $70.00 September 08, 2020
Alan Minor $70.00 September 08, 2020
Martin Lucas $140.00 September 08, 2020
Emily Kennedy $40.00 September 07, 2020
Copper Crane $170.00 September 05, 2020
Joseph DeNardo $20.00 September 04, 2020
Isaac Kestenbaum $40.00 September 04, 2020
Daniel Oxenhandler $54.00 September 03, 2020
Sally Berger $100.00 September 03, 2020
Anonymous $40.00 September 03, 2020
Leah Giblin $40.00 September 03, 2020
Sheilah ReStack $40.00 September 03, 2020
Cassandra Bromfield $40.00 September 02, 2020
Rebecca Celli $40.00 September 02, 2020
Skyler Knutzen $40.00 September 02, 2020
Abby Ellis $40.00 September 02, 2020
Courtney Stephens $80.00 September 02, 2020
Anonymous $40.00 September 02, 2020
Anonymous $20.00 September 02, 2020
Elise McCave $40.00 September 02, 2020
Michael Enten $40.00 September 02, 2020
Madeleine Ehrlich $40.00 September 01, 2020
Armando Croda $40.00 September 01, 2020
Milena Salazar $52.00 September 01, 2020
Anonymous $80.00 September 01, 2020
Esta Pratt-Kielley $40.00 September 01, 2020
Christy LeMaster $40.00 September 01, 2020
Max Carpenter $40.00 September 01, 2020
Anonymous $40.00 September 01, 2020
Stephanie Jenkins $40.00 September 01, 2020
Lindsey Kratochwill $40.00 September 01, 2020
Hannah Buck $40.00 September 01, 2020
Angeline Gragasin $10.00 September 01, 2020
Cecilia Aldarondo $40.00 September 01, 2020
John Gianvito $40.00 September 01, 2020
Mitra Parineh $40.00 September 01, 2020
Sarah Jacobson $70.00 September 01, 2020
Luke Ohlson $105.00 September 01, 2020
Anonymous $95.00 August 31, 2020
Sarah Friedland $20.00 August 30, 2020
Kelly Gallagher $50.00 August 30, 2020
Anonymous $5.00 August 28, 2020
Nellie Kluz $25.00 August 28, 2020
JEFF SEELBACH $50.00 August 28, 2020
Nicole Heyman $50.00 August 28, 2020
Martin DiCicco $70.00 August 28, 2020
Casey Carter $70.00 August 28, 2020
Paul Felten $40.00 August 28, 2020
Matthew Ehlers $40.00 August 28, 2020
Grace Harper Brighouse $55.00 August 27, 2020
Cheryl Furjanic $50.00 August 27, 2020
Matthew Silverman $40.00 August 27, 2020
Courtney Wittekind $40.00 August 27, 2020
Lance Kramer $10.00 August 27, 2020
Sophie Cavoulacos $40.00 August 27, 2020
Thacher Tiffany $50.00 August 27, 2020
Todd Chandler $100.00 August 27, 2020
Lindsey Phillips $40.00 August 26, 2020
Julia Friedman $25.00 August 26, 2020
Hunter Gause $70.00 August 26, 2020
Emily Szpunt $50.00 August 26, 2020
Jenny Catherall $40.00 August 26, 2020
Pablo Munoz $49.00 August 26, 2020
Katia Maguire $100.00 August 26, 2020
Malika Worrall $40.00 August 26, 2020
Lauren Henschel $40.00 August 26, 2020
Despina Papadeas $10.00 August 26, 2020
Scott Limbacher $40.00 August 26, 2020
Justine Lee $40.00 August 26, 2020
Grace Remington $50.00 August 26, 2020
Ellen Miller $300.00 August 26, 2020
Lydia Cornett $40.00 August 26, 2020
Suneil Sanzgiri $40.00 August 26, 2020
Samara Chadwick $40.00 August 25, 2020
Despina Papadeas $30.00 August 25, 2020
Rachel Winton $30.00 August 25, 2020
Sylvie Douglis $40.00 August 25, 2020
Ruhi Bhalla $10.00 August 25, 2020
Jim Finn $50.00 August 23, 2020
Toby Lee $100.00 August 21, 2020
Rachel Mueller $20.00 August 21, 2020
Jessica Kingdon $50.00 August 21, 2020
Yilin Wang $70.00 August 20, 2020
Emma Fidel $30.00 August 20, 2020
Andrea Silenzi $100.00 August 20, 2020
Lucie Worthen $70.00 August 20, 2020
Anonymous $350.00 August 20, 2020
Brent Chesanek $350.00 August 20, 2020
Brooke Shuman $105.00 August 20, 2020
Shannon Carroll $50.00 August 20, 2020
Anonymous $10.00 August 20, 2020
Kristen Holfeuer $70.00 August 19, 2020
Jean Hyemin Kim $25.00 August 19, 2020
Orion Perenyi $70.00 August 19, 2020
Karin Chien $25.00 August 19, 2020
Brian Becker $20.00 August 19, 2020
Derek Howard $70.00 August 18, 2020
Anonymous $100.00 August 18, 2020
Anonymous $10.00 August 18, 2020
Kirsten Larvick $50.00 August 18, 2020
Anonymous $70.00 August 18, 2020
Hunter Gause $70.00 August 18, 2020
Almighty Hercules Sedgwick $95.00 August 18, 2020
Leo Goldsmith $70.00 August 18, 2020
Penny Lane $105.00 August 18, 2020
Tony Gerber $70.00 August 18, 2020
Tony Gerber $70.00 August 18, 2020
Mary Helena Clark $70.00 August 18, 2020
Dani ReStack $36.00 August 18, 2020
Anonymous $70.00 August 17, 2020
Anonymous $105.00 August 17, 2020
Emily Packer $70.00 August 17, 2020
Anonymous $5.00 August 17, 2020