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In Part 1 of our FilmAid broadcast, Rian Johnson discusses his work on Looper and Breaking Bad, drops some hints at his next project, weighs in on the digital vs. film “debate,” and explains why it’s fun to make dog fart sounds with his mouth.

If you want to support the cause we’re promoting, please head over to filmaid.org/slashfilm and donate! You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993.
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Update: The broadcast is now complete. Thanks to all our amazing guests who showed up, and thanks to all of you who listened in and donated!

On Saturday, (March 30th), the /Filmcast will be broadcasting live for 10 hours, beginning at 9 AM Pacific, in support of FilmAid. You guys gave generously during our fundraiser; now it’s our turn to deliver on the ultimate /Filmcast marathon.

If you bookmark this page, you should be able to see the live broadcast on Saturday morning when the appointed time arrives. We’ll also be moving this post back to the top of slashfilm.com, so it’ll be tough to miss. You can take a look at our amazing guest line-up below, and feel free to submit questions in the comments if you have them. You can also tweet and submit questions using the hashtag #SlashFilmAid. Again, many portions of this episode will be recorded and released later as a /Filmcast episode. In the meantime, if you do enjoy the podcast, please keep donating and supporting this great cause! 

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In the past month, /Film readers and /Filmcast listeners have helped us raise over $10,000 for the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. This money will go towards FilmAid‘s important work there, which will bring media training and workshops to thousands of people in need. Now it’s our turn to fulfill our end of the bargain: delivering you guys a 10-hour long broadcast, this Saturday (March 30th), from 9 AM – 7 PM Pacific time. I’ve been busy locking down the final schedule and while I can’t announce it publicly yet, I can promise that there will be some pretty great guests, both familiar and unfamiliar, during the broadcast. I’m super excited! Also note: huge portions of this podcast will be recorded and released over the course of the next few weeks.

We hope you guys will tune in on Saturday and help us support this great cause. In the meantime, I recently had a chance to speak with Mark Somen from the board of directors of FilmAid. He told me about where our $10,000 is going, what it will help to accomplish, and also discussed the launch of Dadaab Stories, a FilmAid project that helps to bring bring the Dadaab people’s stories to life. You can download and listen to our interview after the jump. And if you want to support the cause, FilmAid could always use it.
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Well, you guys really did it: through our fundraiser, as of yesterday afternoon, the readers of /Film and listeners to the /Filmcast have raised over $10,000 for FilmAid! The work that FilmAid is doing there is changing lives, so by the transitive property, we’re now helping to change lives! I’m gobsmacked, humbled, and so, so grateful that you’ve all joined us for this journey — hopefully, the first of many.

There’s still much work to do in terms of planning the logistics of a 10-hour long broadcast. But in the meantime, mark your calendars: March 30th, 2013, will be an epic day of live /Filmcasting. And don’t let the fact that we’ve already reached the goal stop you from giving even more.

FilmAid’s full press release follows after the jump.
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One of the reasons I started the /Filmcast was because I believe film has the power to change our lives. I’m sure all of us at some point have been moved, changed, or informed by a film that we’ve seen. In fact, in the U.S. and in other countries, film has the power to convey life-changing information to those in need.

That’s why I’d like you to help us raise $10,000 to bring the power of film to an African refugee camp by sponsoring a 10-hour long live broadcast of the /Filmcast. Intrigued? You can read more details after the jump, or you can head straight to the donate page right now.
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