Last Friday night we premiered our first documentary film ‘beyond the bottle’ at evo Seattle to an audience of over 200 people. We were really excited to screen this film which follows our founder Bryan Papé, photographer John Keatley and the MiiR team to Liberia, Africa to show the change our one4one initiative is making by providing clean water to the men, women and children who need it most. With help from our partner One Day’s Wages, we planned for a night that would inspire people with the story of clean water and also help provide this most basic resource to those in need by raising support for the One Day’s Wages Horn of Africa Relief Fund.
The night began with beats from DJ Domestic, drinks provided by Redhook Brewery and House wine, a gallery full of amazing photography from John Keatley’s Liberia series and a photo booth complete with water beards. After a few words from our founder, the documentary rolled for all in attendance as well as those tuned in via our live video stream sponsored by K2 Snowboarding. It was an awesome feeling to share our experience in Liberia in such a tangible way, and we still have people telling us how it made them feel inspired and empowered to help make a difference. Once the film had concluded Euguene Cho, founder of One Day’s Wages challenged the audience to take action and offered a number of ways for people to engage. You can hear what he had to say in this video on the MiiR Facebook page.
All in all the night was a success. People came out to have some fun and helped raise $4,535.35 that will help provide clean water through the One Day’s Wages Horn of Africa Relief Fund! A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support this awesome event last Friday night, as well as all of the sponsors who helped make the night possible. Your support will make all the difference in the world for those whose thirst will be quenched thanks to your generosity.