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Dick Gregory Documentary Launching Kickstarter Campaign

The producers of a documentary on comedian Dick Gregory have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to complete the film.

The movie, “Dick Gregory: How to Survive in America,” is aimed at exploring solutions to racism, police brutality and civil rights inequality through the eyes of Gregory and his work. Andre Gaines (“Brazilian Western”) is directing and Michele Farinola (“Foo Fighters: Back and Forth”) is producing, with a goal of releasing the film in 2017.

“This is more than just a film, it’s a movement,” Gregory said. “What you’re going to see in this film is information. Education is not power and money is not power. Information is power.”

Gregory rose to national prominence as a comedian in the 1960s with his appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jack Paar” and as a civil rights activist. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February.

The goal of the campaign is to raise $200,000. Premiums range from tickets to a private screening to an associate producer credit with a $10,000 donation.

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