Good Luck Julia

Sponsored by Sikh Council for Interfaith Relations
About Kaur films.JPG Harleen Singh
Sunnyvale, California, US
$13,342pledged of $20,000 goal
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Project Background 

This is a real life story.

Júlia is a 15 year old teenager from Catalonia, Spain who finds herself stranded in a small city, Nagpur, when COVID19 hits India. To prevent the spread of virus, the country went into a nationwide lockdown. The lockdown restricted people from stepping out of their homes. All transport services–road, air and rail–were suspended, with exceptions for transportation of essential goods, fire, police and emergency services. Halfway across the world, Spain was also at the height of the first wave of COVID19 at this time. On 2 April, 950 people died of the virus in Spain in a 24-hour period—at the time, the most by any country in a single day.

Xavi, Júlia’s father was facing a grim reality as his own restaurant was shut down. But during this hour of despair, all he wanted was his only daughter Júlia to come back home. As a concerned father, he worked tirelessly to connect with Government officials and local contacts in India and Spain but met with no success. He learnt of an evacuation flight that had left Mumbai just a few days earlier and was now desperate to get his daughter home by any means necessary.

On one hand, Xavi could not risk leaving Júlia in India where the number of cases were rising dramatically with no end in sight. But on the other hand there was also the risk of  Júlia getting infected on her way to Mumbai or even enroute to Catalonia. Besides India was not a safe place to travel for a teenage girl. Finally, navigating local logistical hurdles and the risk of being stranded anytime and at any place along the stretch from Nagpur to Mumbai was very real.

As the bureaucratic processes wore him down, he was finally able to go on a radio show to narrate his story in the hope of catching someone’s attention to his plight. Xavi got to know that the last evacuation flight (for the foreseeable future) was planned for EU citizens and was scheduled to depart Mumbai in 100 hours. If Júlia could reach Mumbai from Nagpur, a distance of 800 kms, she could take the flight and come back to Europe. But the question was how?

The situation was tensed and he just couldn’t risk leaving his daughter in India. By some stroke of luck Xavi gets connected to a Sikh family based in US and this sets in motion a cascade of events that led to a nail biting, edge of the seat 100 hours through the streets of Barcelona, Zurich, Frankfurt, Nagpur, Amravati , Mumbai , Dallas and San Francisco. 

 

What inspired me to start the project?

The documentary showcases how different communities - irrespective of caste, creed, region, religion , language or borders, came together to help a child reunite with her family. Its a real world example of Na Ko Bairi Nahi Begana | ਨਾ ਕੋ ਬੈਰੀ ਨਹੀ ਬਿਗਾਨਾ. Its also about trust, friendship and resilience and I thought it would be an important tale to share with the world. 

 

How can donors help?

Donors could help us raise funds for the film. If they are creative, we could collaborate on music and other art forms. Once the film is complete, they could help us spread the word about the film and its message to their communities, educational institutions , companies etc.

 

How will you be using the funds your raise for your project?

The funds raised would help in Production and Post Production of the film 


Approximate costs 

Transcription - $1000

Animation - $4000

Editing - $6000

Graphics -$1000

Sound Editing - $5000

Music - $3000

Color Correction - $4000

Digital Conversion, Closed Captioning, Poster Design - $1000

Film Festival Fees - $2500

B Roll/ Clip Purchase - $1000

Contingency - $1500

  • 11/25/2020

    Dasvandh Week

    Thank you everyone for contributing towards our cause. Its so nice to see over 160 people partner with us on our journey. Going forward we will keep you all posted on our progress. Wishing you all a very Happy Guruparv and for those in the US a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Warm regards

    Kaur Films Team

  • 11/16/2020

    Contributions welcome

    The matching funds from DVNetwork have exhaused. But you can still donate to our cause and help us make this very important documentary.

  • 11/16/2020

    Transcription and translations have started

    With your generous support we have now begun the process of transcription and translations of various interviews that we have done.

     

    Since this project involved three countries and the interviews were recorded in Spanish, Catalan and Hindi ( besides English), they had to be transcribed and also transcribed in a time coded way. We have now begun that process.

     

    Thank you for your help 

  • 11/16/2020

    Thank you

    Thank you all for your support. We still have 7 more days to go for the DV week and would appreciate if you could spread the word and contribute towards our film

     

     

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