Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?
To stay financial sustainable we are not only depending on the exhibition. We will be creating a take away book, and photographs that can be bought. This is also be sold online.
The gallery will grow with more and more images, but as we raise funds, documentaries will also start be made of these women. With each documentary, it will have a screener, be screened in festivals and be pay-per-viewed online and on ItunesU.
Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the founder to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.
Do what you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life,' those were the words that triggered it all for us.
During our senior year at Northwestern University in Qatar, one of our mentors was spellbound on the idea that we, four young students bursting with passion, were bigger than our own dreams. We had so much more in us, he would say, and urged us not to be locked down by the preset norms of the industry and instead, create our own platform.
He was right, we had a passion. A passion beyond the classroom. A passion to tell the world of the stories from the region, to be proactive about the societies we live in and educate about the untold.
This was our tipping point.
As fate had it, our first feature documentary generated a ray of interest in our work and that became the catalyst to actually dream bigger.
What's most interesting about this dream is that each member comes with a different background, different interests and aspirations.
We plan on telling these stories with our short and feature documentaries, films, photography, and any visual entity that we believe will grasp our audience.
Partnerships: Tell us about your partnerships.
Currently we do not have any partnerships locally or internationally.
We are hoping to partner with Women Organizations, Museums, Student Organizations, Universities and NGOs.
We will start locally with places such as; the Modern Art Museum, Northwestern University, Women Professional Society Network and so on.
For there we will start to work with more people such as Women Deliver, Arab Youth Forums and so on.