Last week for Indiegogo + a kickass write-up in a local paper
Thanks to 57 inspiring backers, I’ve reached 28% of my fundraising goal for Jugaad on Indiegogo! I’m thrilled and humbled by all the support I’ve received these past few weeks, from former colleagues, childhood neighbours, friends from my summer camp and even a toddler! It’s the last week of the campaign, which ends on July 27th. My fingers are crossed for a big surge of support, so I can give Jugaad the love it needs to get out into the world. I need your help now more than ever, so please spread the word to anyone you can think of! And of course, if you feel called to donate and haven't already, I’d love that. Let’s do some jugaad!
Great news! One of Mumbai's main newspapers, Mid-Day, published a feature on Jugaad last Sunday! I’m over the moon that the film was well received, and dare I say appreciated by local arts reporter, Aastha Atray Banan – a personal feat for this outsider. I was nervous as heck, being the one interviewed and in front of the camera for once. Luckily a gaggle of schoolboys appeared next to me and made me forget what was happening. Mumbai is full of spontaneous moments like this that spark interaction between strangers – one of the perks of living in one of the most densely populated cities on Earth! Read the story here.
It’s summer in many parts of the world, and raining cats and dogs here in Mumbai. I hope you’re able to soak up the season, whether you’re catching some rays or sipping chai while your clothes drip dry.
This beautiful sun shower lasted about 20 minutes today.
Taking in the monsoon along Bandra's Bandstand promenade.
Thank you so much for all your support on this wild journey with my art doc!
With love and much jugaad,
Susannah Heath-Eves, Producer and Director of Jugaad
Jugaad is a feature length documentary that explores and celebrates the enduring human spirit in Mumbai, India’s Promised Land. The word 'jugaad' means creative problem solving.
One reason I love Mumbai is it doesn't let you forget the class divides in our world – as long as you're looking out the window.