SignMyCar! Overview and Corporate Sponsorship Program
Interactive documentary on Belgians living in the United States
Belgian Journalist currently touring the United States to live with Belgians and document their life. After each interview, participants sign her car!
SignMyCar! is an interactive and multimedia documentary on the Belgian community living in the United States. Belgian Journalist, Séverine Dehon, lives with her interviewees for a few days to document their lives. After each interview, participants sign her car! The car stops in each of the 48 lower continental states.
The participants’ signature become interactive online. Readers go to the website to interact with the car: when they click on a signature, they discover the Belgian American story behind it. Stories are a mixture of photo essays, podcast interviews and video documentary (www.signmycar.org). The car has already traveled 15,000 km across 14 states since 2014.
SignMyCar! is broadcast in a unique format which has never been done before. This documentary blends together videography, integrative design and participatory art. Not only does the car bring communities together during a "car signing event", but it also builds bridges of intercultural understanding. The storytelling car opens up a window for the reader to learn from the international perspectives of Belgian immigrants. Through the spectrum of the Belgian Community in the US, SignMyCar! talks about the joys, the excitements but also the challenges of leaving your home country to reinvent yourself somewhere else.
With each signature, SignMyCar! sheds a positive light on immigrants at a time in history when immigration is a source of many fears globally. SignMyCar! delivers in-depth life stories in the most colorful way. Considering the latest international news, the project is very relevant.
SignMyCar! launched a crowdfunding campaign (www.gofundme.com/signmycar) for individuals to contribute. We are also looking for corporate and government sponsors. Our sponsorship program includes five levels which are described in below.