Asexual Awareness Week 2011 to Include Screenings of "(A)sexual" Documentary
Submitted by: Narrow Path Publishing
San Francisco, CA (OPENPRESS) August 31, 2011 -- Asexual Awareness Week is excited to announce that part of this year's events will include several screenings of the new documentary "(A)sexual". The film will be shown in cities around the United States in the month of October. Organizers who would like to bring the film to their city should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A fundraising campaign to pay for the copies of the film, as well as an online advertising campaign, will be announced later this week. The fundraising goal is $1,000. "I know the asexual community can raise this money to secure these screenings of (A)sexual and the online advertising campaign," said Sara Beth Brooks, who is helping organize the screenings. "Angela Tucker and Arts Engine are great allies. We are working together to make sure that this film is used as a resource to promote awareness of the asexual community in as many cities as possible."
(A)sexual is an independently produced documentary that follows prominent members of the asexual community as well as features interviews with non-asexuals. It premiered at the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco in June 2011 and is currently making the film festival tour. Cities that have already confirmed screenings during Asexual Awareness Week include Las Vegas, NV, and Bloomington, IL. More cities will be announced as they are added.
Other projects that will be happening during this year's Asexual Awareness Week include a demographic survey called the "Asexy Census," a series of guest blogs, a small online advertising campaign, and a website. The committee has also drafted open letters to academic researchers and the LGBT community which will come into circulation soon. The website is expected to launch within the next week and will be at www.asexualawarenessweek.com. Asexual Awareness Week is an international grassroots project to promote awareness about the asexual community across the globe.