What’s it about?
Bailout is set in 2009 and follows the story of Shahlah or “Shay”, an Iranian American woman whose credit card debt presents a series of emotional and logistical challenges with her immigrant family. The first episode was released a few days ago. The second one will be released once we reach the $15k half-way fundraising mark on our Kickstarter Campaign.
How can I help?!
If you like what you see, here’s a few things you can do to help this series succeed:
- Share the YouTube video link on social media
- Donate a few dollars to the Kickstarter fundraising campaign before May 29
- If you know any journalists or bloggers who might be interested in reporting on the release of the series, share their contact info
Why tell this story?
I’m interested in exploring how credit cards create a blurry understanding of what it means to be “middle class” in the United States.
I’m interested in offering a wider spectrum of representation for Iranian Americans and other people often marginalized from mainstream media.
And several other good reasons you can read about here.
I hope you’ll help this project continue by donating $10, $15 or $20 today.