Archive for November, 2009

Nov 18

RainbowTown Benefit in Kansas City

A Rainbow Town Evening

Two and a half years ago, we partnered with the Shine Foundation to create a full-length documentary about Rainbow Town, an orphanage in rural Liberia. The documentary tells the story of a courageous woman called Ma Feeta and the over 200 children she cared for during Liberia’s civil crisis. It’s a testament of faith, resiliency, and human survival.

We have now finished the film, Rainbow Town. And we made a promise to Ma Feeta and her children that they would be the first to see the final product. So our team will keep our promise and celebrate the completion of the film by screening it for those who so graciously allowed us into their lives.

In order to return to Liberia, we held a fundraiser in Kansas City, Mo., where we previewed the film’s trailer for the first time. The evening included coffee and dessert, a gallery of fine artwork and African artifacts, and performances by local musicians.

One of the musicians was Adam Selmon, a 13-year-old originally from Rainbow Town who was adopted by an Oklahoma family.

The evening was a huge success!

Not only was it exciting to show a glimpse of the film, it was exciting to see the community come together and rally behind this powerful story. Thanks to the generous donations of the evening, our team was able to offset some of the costs of flying back to Rainbow Town to fulfill our promise.