Independent filmmaker Tara Golden of Tara Golden Custom Videos is hoping to travel down to the Barracas de Cobre (Copper Canyon), home to the Tarahumara, to make a film about their culture and to find out why they run. The filming will take place before, during, and after the Copper Canyon Ultramarathon made famous in Christopher McDougall’s book Born to Run.
Here’s the catch. . .
You have only 3 DAYS LEFT to help. Tara is trying to raise the funds needed to make this film by this Saturday, February 4, 2012. She has raised nearly $10,000 and is in need of an additional $7,000 or this film will not be made.
I asked Tara what inspired her to make this film.
“I read the book Born to Run and I was thrilled with the colorful descriptions of both the Copper Canyon and the Tarahumara Runners.”
Like many of us barefoot runners, Tara loves the connection she feels with the earth by being barefoot.
Tara has created a page at www.kickstarter.com to raise funds for this film. Sponsors can donate as little as $1. However, larger donations will earn you a prized award such as photos from the filming or an authentic Tarahumara outfit. Got more dough? How about a rare Tarahumara rug/blanket or having your own custom video made? Know a starving musician who needs a music video made? Tara can be yours for the right price.
But in all seriousness, many of you, like me, started running barefoot after being inspired by the stories of Christopher McDougall and the Tarahumara runners. This is our chance to learn more about this mysterious tribe of ancient runners. Without your help, this film will not be made.
Sponsors to the project get an inside look at the “nuts and bolts” as well as the “ups and downs of the creative journey,” says Tara.
So, if you want to see a film made about the people who helped inspire the barefoot running movement, check out the promo video at kickstarter.