TVW has launched its first Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the making of our annual documentary.
TVW is a non-profit television station. We don’t air commercials. We have a contract with the state to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the state Legislature, but our news shows are paid for by sponsors — similar to a NPR model. That includes shows such as Inside Olympia, The Impact, Legislative Review and our annual summer documentary.
Last year’s documentary, “Coal Crossroads,” won an Emmy award for best political show. This year, we’ve turned our focus to GMO food.
We wanted to make sure this project stayed independent from outside companies that may have a stake in this controversial election issue, which is why we’re turning to you — the viewers — for help.
“Washington’s Food Fight” is a one-hour documentary that looks at the battle over labeling genetically engineered food in grocery stores. It’s an issue that Washington voters will be faced with this fall as they decide how to vote on Initiative 522. The documentary will air on TVW on Oct. 1, and it will be available online the same day.
The Kickstarter campaign will help offset the cost of production with individual donations as small as $10. You get rewards for donating, such as recognition on our Washington Food Fight website, production stills, a tote bag, a DVD and even lunch with the producers.