Hoping to turn his fascination with the 1920's into a film, an art professor at Western Illinois University is asking us to help. Bruce Walters has started a "crowdfunding" campaign to raise money for what he calls "The Spirit of the Age."
The 20's was a time of great change in the US - it was the jazz age, with prohibition, women had just won the right to vote, and a new invention called radio was becoming popular. To bring all of that to life, Walters envisions a young woman from the farm, entering a dance hall for the first time and meeting artists, suffragettes, and others.
Right now, Walters is trying to raise 15,000 dollars for the development phase of the project - through crowdfunding and applying for grants.
His goal is to create a one-hour art film, appropriate for public television, with interactive media and a touring art exhibit.A teaser for the project is available on his website, thespiritoftheage.com, and that's also where contributions can be made.