THE DOWRY OF THE MEEK is a documentary film which explores the journey of Hoa Stone. Hoa is disabled from the waist down from polio and was part of the United States’ attempt to relocate some of the 70,000 orphans left in Vietnam through Operation: Babylift. He found his calling, after decades of suffering and drug addiction, to return to Vietnam and start a school to educate and train the less fortunate so they might have a chance for a brighter future. The film parallels the healing and history of post-war Vietnam with Hoaʼs personal story of hardship.
The film is in the postproduction phase of development, but we still have some needs to meet before it can be finished. That is why we are turning to the Kickstarter community, our friends, and supporters of this project to help us raise these completion funds. As with any Kickstarter project, we need to raise 100% of our goal to get any of these donations. We feel that the experiences of Hoa Stone and the lives of the handicapped and orphaned of Vietnam should be shared with the world so that we can come together with Hoa to bring healing of a physical and spiritual nature to the forgotten.
How The Money Will Be Used:
-Travel expenses to Vietnam to obtain some necessary remaining footage of Hoa’s School and current situation.
-Editing, editing, and did I mention editing?
-Finalizing some production aspects of the musical composition.
-Licensing fees of the archival footage used in the film.
We have many other good uses to which we can put any donations beyond our goal such as travel expenses to go to Perth, Australia, for interviews with Stone’s adoptive family. Prior to this fundraiser, we had also been granted funds from The Window Ministries and other religious organizations and private donors to begin production. So many have so much invested in this project and we have come too far to stop here. Please help us to complete our film!
Every little bit helps so thank you in advance for your donation and for helping us to spread the word about the needs of the handicapped and orphaned in Vietnam.
This film is being developed to help Hoaʼs organization, A Company of Grace (http://www.companyofgrace.com) and their partner, The Window Ministries, achieve exposure in order to further their projects. These projects involve education and technical training of the disabled, orphaned, and homeless in Vietnam so that they may have a more successful future in a system that normally makes it very difficult for them to lead any type of life of personal productivity.
This short preview for The Dowry of the Meek showcases some of Hoa’s darker moments as well as some of the score from our upcoming documentary.