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Big Update!! 11_15_11

This last Saturday was a big day for GAD? and When the Saints. We had about 250 people come out to our morning screening at the St. Louis International Film Fest. All three of us were there for the Q & A .

Even bigger news was the success of the 'When the Saints' banquet . David had set a goal to raise $30,000 in one night towards the rehabilitation home in Malawi, and I wasn't sure if it was doable. The banquet had about 300 people show up, and at the end of the night David and his team had raised $28,368 and in the last few days has almost hit the $30,000 mark! What a night, this home is definitely getting built in Malawi to rescue young girls who are victims of sexual exploitation. Go to for more info.

Now an update from my LA trip. From Oct 31st - Nov 7th, I spent a week in Los Angeles, mostly with Biola University, doing various events. A couple of the highlights were speaking to a chapel of over 200 students about my spiritual journey with Give A Damn? On the 4th, we screened GAD? to about 150 students, alumni and faculty. It was so exciting to see some of my film school buddies and old professors come out for the event.  Also, I got the chance to be on a couple of blogs, both rated top 10 in The Podcast Awards in their specific categories. Check out More than A Lesson & Battleship Pretension!

Coming up screenings:
Missouri State University - Nov 16th, 6pm in Carrington Hall (Springfield, MO)
Skepticon 4 (2nd largest Athiest/skeptics conference in the U.S.) - Nov 17th, 6pm in Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East, Springfield, MO)

Let us know if you have any screening ideas!!!!

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-Dan Parris
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"Give A Damn? is a feature length documentary about an idealist activist who convinces one of his best friends, who doesn't give a damn about the poor, to go to Africa and live on $1.25 a day."