High River, Alberta (PRWEB) February 03, 2012
There’s something about the unique restaurant movie, “Did I Say Thousand Island?” which celebrated its 5 year anniversary that keeps it going strong. The indie film is still being downloaded over 25 times a day somewhere in the world. Now the creator of the film is using this movie to aid in fighting the Global Water Crisis, and you can learn more by visiting http://www.remake4water.org.
But why do people still tell others about this no name movie? The answer may lie in the inspiration for the movie from the beginning. Patti DiVita, the creator of the film never wanted to make a movie, but as she mentioned in the National Public Radio interview with Jim Fleming in March of 2007, “I felt called to do it. There hasn’t been a positive restaurant movie to show the lives of industry workers, and I’m fed up with negative stereotypes and untrue portrayals.”
After the movie premiere and articles in USA Today, The National Restaurant Association Newsletter and other media, including radio and TV interviews, DiVita thought she was done with the movie. But after years of getting positive feedback from viewers who love the film and think it should be remade to become even more popular, a new mission has formed.
“Why not use this movie to help raise awareness and funds for the Global Water Crisis?” DiVita asks. “It makes perfect sense. #Restaurants can’t operate without water and everyone goes out to eat, so it’s a pretty large niche market.” And following the International Water Forum at the UN last September, DiVita just knew this idea will help with this massive issue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I0ANN-rNrg&context=C38b7…
The world is changing and there’s room for innovative ideas. UNICEF’s Tap #Water Project and other new movements aimed at food waste reduction and solving world hunger are prime examples of commitments already tied to the restaurant industry. Visit http://www.gohalfsies.com/ to learn more.
Also, concerning media gaming for charities – Games for Change co-president Asi Burak told Mashable. “Most of the people who pick up his book or turn on #PBS or even read The New York Times are already the converted. What he’s hoping to do with social media and gaming is go to the people who aren’t converted and engage them in a very sensible way.” This is the very same idea behind Remake 4 Water because millions in America need to be told about water awareness strategies.
“Imagine going to a movie and being entertained and educated while you’re helping others get the water they so desperately need.” States DiVita. “It’s time for more new ideas. It’s time to get serious about having fun ways to help. It’s time.”