Health Reform: A Visual Explanation [kickstarter.com] combines the concepts of infographic animation, political advocacy, and grassroots fundraising into one. The goal of the initiative is to educate the wide public about Health Care Reform in neutral, non-partisan way. The ultimate aim is to design an infographic movie that explains the facts of this reform bill, and will be available for public, private and viral use.
"Basically the whole country is trying to synthesize this dizzying thousand page bill into practical information. There is a remarkable amount of information out there, and as designers we feel like we do have a particular talent for translating it into a visual language."
However, they require at least $5,000 to be able to accomplish this project to, next to other things, hire voice-over talent, create an audio track, and collaborate with consultants who can help translate the details of the forth-coming bill into concise visual information.
This means the project will only go ahead if at least $5,000 is pledged by September 7. Currently, 11 backers have pledged $515, with 10 days to go. A short, 20-second teaser video has been already been put online.