Stop the 13 step film Trailer
There is a new trailer and details for the film about problems, that can happen in the 12 step world.
The 13 step is named after the extra step that some add to the 12 Steps of AA. It generally means that an older, long term member is trying to get a younger more vulnerable new member into a relationship.
They also have a new fundraising method, and would welcome contributions from people who believe in this cause. I have included the trailer and the text from the email communication that is under the video.
I have so much respect for Monica for making this film. She was in AA for over 30 years and tried to change things for the better while she was there. Unfortunately, many are more interested in Dogma than actually changing things, to make AA more effective in the modern world. Many will not speak out when things are wrong. Newcomers are not always warned about the seedy characters in the area. The little phrases come out, about taking other\’s inventory.
I also have a great deal of respect to those who have appeared in the film. It is actually not something I would feel comfortable with myself, because of the stigma of AA and alcoholism where I live. I hope it makes a difference, along with all the little web sites and other things people are doing to help others.
Below is the information that the film maker sent to me this morning.
13TH STEP FILM AWARDED FISCAL SPONSORSHIP THROUGH THE IDA
The 13th Step film has been awarded fiscal sponsorship through the International Documentary Association. This sponsorship has made the film eligible to receive tax deductible donations and grants to further our fundraising efforts.
Our first fundraising campaign through Indiegogo raised over $24,000. With those funds we have been able to hire a professional crew that includes a Producer, Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Documentary Film Editor and support staff. We are filming new footage using Canon 5D cameras. Below is a link to the new trailer that we have created with your generous contributions.
With our new fiscal sponsors through the IDA, we are now beginning our second round of fundraising to continue our efforts to create the finest film we are able to make.
If you wish to contribute further to our film, please follow the link below. Click on “make a donation” to pay via PayPal or credit card.
Contributions are payable to IDA and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
To send a check: make payable to IDA and send to: 3470 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 980
Los Angeles CA 90010
PLease put ” The 13th Step ” in the memo
Credit card donation form, if you do not want to use Paypal:
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ABOUT THE FILM:
The 13th Step is about the criminal and sexually predatory behaviour that occurs systemically in Alcoholics Anonymous. This behaviour goes unchecked by A.A’s world headquarters, despite repeated warnings from respect board members and long time members. This behaviour is exacerbated by the systematic sentencing of criminals and sex offenders to AA meetings without the knowledge of the AA members.