The Unemployed Quilt is a way to document and unite all of us who are unemployed
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Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 30, 2009
Today iGet2Work® founders announced the expansion of their multimedia project featuring the online video testimonials of today's unemployed. Plans are currently underway for the "Unemployed Quilt Project" to move to the big screen via the small screen.
The Unemployed Quilt Project is an online autobiographical anthology started by co-founders and television professionals Sue Wolf and Nick La Penna. Its original goal was to provide the unemployed of America with an online portal where they could share their stories about their current unemployment status. "The Unemployed Quilt is a way to document and unite all of us who are unemployed," says La Penna.
With a growing number of visits a day to iGet2Work.com, it became quite apparent that Americans are being affected by today's increasing unemployment crisis.
The Unemployed Quilt Gets Bigger
Production has begun on a historical-style documentary so that an increased amount of light could be shed on the current unemployment crisis that has affected over 15 million Americans. Wolf said, "Our vision for this project is similar to what Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange did when they went around the country and photographed the last Depression. We are living in an historical period and it needs to be documented. Using video storytelling, and the Internet is the way we want to capture this depression. We want to make this an ongoing web-event."
The site's Unemployed Quilt currently features a small sampling of testimonials from individuals who have posted their unemployment stories. Wolf said, "The web-cams are something so interesting to me. They are intimate and personal and located in their private habitats. It's a peek into the human condition! What weaves the "quilt" together is the common experience of being unemployed. People are scared, happy, depressed, numb, stoned, silly, funny etc. etc. It's an Internet Event!"
"America's unemployed can share their own unique stories, their hopes, dreams, aspirations and frustrations. The Unemployed Quilt is a way to document and unite all of us who are unemployed," said La Penna. "We're not out to change the world, we just want to give the world a chance to change," said Wolf.
An mash-up of some of the Quilt People can be viewed on iGet2Work's YouTube Channel.
Founded in 2008, iGet2Work is the brainchild of two often-unemployed television professionals Sue Wolf and Nick La Penna. Their site iGet2Work.com is an online portal that brings humor, information, job listing services and support for job seekers across the web. "The iGet2 Brand will always bring Humor, Information and Storytelling" said "La Penna. "Our Flagship site happened at just the right time where employees and un-employees can find the resources that they need!"
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Contact: Jim Kellem, Representative