Deliver Your News to the World – a new Internet platform for social issue filmmakers, political satirists – launches its Alpha site, prepares for growth


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – a new Internet platform for social issue filmmakers, political satirists – launches its Alpha site, prepares for growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feb. 17, 2007 - – an internet video platform for social issue filmmakers and political satirists – has launched its Alpha website in its mission to offer alternative distribution for cinema with a social message.
Like YouTube and Google Video, anyone – from professional filmmakers to video enthusiasts – can upload their films to The company will host feature films, documentaries, music videos and political satire for free – as long as the film seeks to make a social commentary, stimulate political conversation or encourage some social action.
“NomadsLand is many things to many people,” says Hutchins. “Its an entertaining information site, an informative entertainment site, a window to the world, but above all, a forum for social ideas and ultimately a grass-roots campaign for change.”
Although much of the video can be viewed for free, will offer secure downloads and rentals on premium films featured on the site, sharing 50 percent of its revenues with each director.
Among the initial films being distributed on are Dhruv Dhawan’s From Dust and Davin Hutchins’ The Art of Flight. From Dust, a touching documentary which examines the socio-political aftermath of the Asian tsunami, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, HotDocs, OneWorld Human Rights Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival and the Kara Film Festival.
The Art of Flight is a guerrilla documentary tracing the trail of Sudanese refugees from Darfur to Egypt and their tales of survival. The film premiered at AFI Fest Hollywood, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and the Bangkok International Film Festival. Other films explore topics such as homelessness in San Francisco, belly dancing in Egypt and the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.
“Most independent films are grossly under-distributed,” says Hutchins. “One of the main goals of NomadsLand is to assist filmmakers who were short changed after their festival run. Through viral e-mail, search engines and RSS, they can reach a vastly larger audience. Likewise, film aficionados can see quality films they’d never see otherwise without sifting through a cloud of amateur video. We think films can make a lasting impact of they ‘permanently premiere’ for people who care deeply about these issues.”
“Not everyone is a born storyteller. But everyone has a story. We want to provide the resources and royalties to develop an ever-growing army of raconteurs which can help return mass media back to the masses.”

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