New Documentary from Dream Out Loud Films Will Use Bitcoin To Help Elephants & African Women

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In "DO Elephants Go To Heaven?" the economic empowerment of African woman will be brought to the screen alongside an exploration of the world’s diminishing elephant population.

Academy Award winning Director and Producer Louise Hogarth will document the process of paying wages to rural crafters in Bitcoin in her upcoming documentary, "DO Elephants Go To Heaven?". The economic empowerment of African woman will be brought to screen alongside an exploration of the world’s diminishing elephant population.

After the launch of her 2007 documentary, "Angels in the Dust", Hogarth founded the DO Ubuntu Orphan Bracelet Campaign (OBC). OBC employs fifty crafters and proceeds from bracelet sales support two orphanages. Hogarth found it very difficult to open bank accounts for the crafters, therefore the next generation of crafters will be paid in Bitcoin. This process--woman crafting elephant dung products, receiving their Bitcoin wages, shopping at local stores and entering the new digital age in rural Africa--will be documented in "DO Elephants Go To Heaven?".

Hogarth became acutely aware of the crisis facing the world’s elephants during filming for "Angels in the Dust". In this film the stories of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS were paralleled with the orphaned elephants of the Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa.

“When I learned that elephants could be extinct in my lifetime, that we could lose a keystone species, I knew I had to act,” said Hogarth.

Dream Out Loud Films are running a Kickstarter campaign to continue their filming in Africa. They welcome support from the cryptocurrency community and are accepting donations via Bitcoin on their website. For information on donating and the great rewards on offer, visit their Kickstarter page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1818500498/do-elephants-go-to-heaven. Donations made in Bitcoin are eligible for the equivalent award level on Kickstarter, if made by Thursday 5 March 2015, 12:00 GMT.

For more information on DO Elephants Go To Heaven?, visit http://dolfilms.org/.

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