Support KAFFIR BOY: THERE LIES HOPE

Hill & Brand Entertainment, in association with SoFAB Media, is producing the feature-film adaptation of KAFFIR BOY, the bestselling autobiography of Mark Mathabane. The film stars Connie Nielsen (GLADIATOR; BOSS), Arnold Vosloo (BLOOD DIAMOND; THE MUMMY), and Lerato Mvelase (LIFE, ABOVE ALL). Philip M. Dobard, SoFAB’s Vice President, Business Development, and Director of SoFAB Media, is one of the film’s producers. Individuals who want to lend their financial support to the project may make a tax-deductible charitable contribution to the production via SoFAB.

In addition to pursuing activities that fulfill its core mission of examining, investigating, and preserving foodways of all races and ethnicities, through exhibits, publishing, and a range of media, SoFAB serves as a critical forum for academics, advocates, and policymakers engaged in the study of problems and solutions to hunger, nutrition, obesity, and whole-person literacy.

SoFAB’s mission and KAFFIR BOY: THERE LIES HOPE, the feature film, intersect at several key points.

1. Historical
• Sub-Saharan Africa’s contribution to Southern food and culture is one of several central to its character.

2. Policy
• The daily struggle for nutrition is central to the narrative of KAFFIR BOY: THERE LIES HOPE.
• The daily struggle for nutrition is universal.
• In America, particularly in the South, hunger disproportionately affects African Americans.

3. Economic
• SoFAB’s participation facilitates access to proper nutrition by contributing to the wellbeing of those employed in the film’s production.

If you’d like to learn more about the project and the creative team behind it, including Director-Producer Scott Hillenbrand and Producer David Hillenbrand, please visit http://www.hillandbrand.com/current-projects.html (password “movies”) or call Philip Dobard at 504-251-4739.

Gift Maluvana trains for the role of Johannes Mathabane from DH on Vimeo.

All donations, less an administrative fee of 10% retained by SoFAB to cover associated expenses, make it possible for SoFAB to invest in the film. Charitable contributors will benefit from both the immediate tax advantage, at the full value of their giving, and the knowledge that their gift supports both the film and SoFAB’s mission. They also enjoy a range of other benefits, as detailed below.

If you wish to contribute, you may do so by credit card via PayPal, below, or by check, made payable to “SoFAB” and mailed to 1609 Oretha C. Haley Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70113.





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While giving begins at $100, contributors will enjoy a range of benefits according to the size of their gift.

$100+: On-screen “Special Thanks” in end titles.

$250+: Two free passes to a SoFAB Film Feast 2012 screening of your choice (based on availability and excluding Opening Night), and all other benefits listed above.

$500+: Two free passes to Opening Night of SoFAB Film Feast 2012, and all other benefits listed above.

$1,000+: DVD copy of KAFFIR BOY: THERE LIES HOPE, and all other benefits listed above.

$2,500+: Cast and crew-signed shooting screenplay and theatrical poster and all other benefits listed above.

$5,000+: Invitation for two to the SoFAB Film Feast premiere of KAFFIR BOY: THERE LIES HOPE and after-party in New Orleans, and all other benefits listed above.

$10,000+: Invitation for two to the red-carpet Los Angeles premiere of KAFFIR BOY: THERE LIES HOPE and after-party with the Cast, Director, and Producers, and all other benefits listed above.

$25,000+: On-screen credit as Co-Executive Producer in main titles, and all other benefits listed above.

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