Were Simply Not Going to Win this Battle in Courts Alone

We’re Simply Not Going to Win this Battle in Courts Alone…

As I sit here today, I’ve written and posted over 500 articles covering the financial and foreclosure crises… posted a few podcasts as well… and traveled around the country meeting with many of those involved in the fight against the servicers on behalf of homeowners.  And I’ve come to the conclusion that we will not win this very important fight in the courts alone… at least not in my lifetime.

I realize that we continue to see encouraging decisions come from various courts around the country… a helpful bankruptcy decision shows up in Arizona or California… courts in Massachusetts, New Jersey or New York deliver another positive outcome… the courts in Nevada or Vermont have made other positive changes related to foreclosures… and the State of Hawaii passes a new law that offers the promise of mandatory mediation… all positive news in various pockets of the country… but no substantive improvements for homeowners in broader terms.

But it’s not enough.  The truth is that I simply do not see the reality of this crisis changing as a result of continuing the status quo.  After all, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result, right?

So, here are the facts…

  1. At least half of the people in this country still don’t know anything about the foreclosure crisis… many don’t even recognize it as a “crisis” at all.  To them it’s just irresponsible borrowers who bought homes they can’t afford.
  2. This is true about American homeowners and about many in state legislatures and in the media.
  3. Writing articles is one thing… seeing the crisis as told through the real people who face it every day is another thing altogether.  We need to tell the story in documentary style film.
  4. “Inside Job” told the story of what the bankers have done, but it’s only a part of the story… a part of the tragedy.
  5. The banksters get away with what they do every day because not enough people know about their behavior.  We need to show the country what’s really going on.
  6. I want to bring to the big screen the real story of the foreclosure crisis… the story no one has told before… but I need your help… your willingness to be filmed… and your financial support.

During my professional career I’ve produced and won numerous awards for documentary style video productions made on behalf of large corporations.  I’ve also told the story in written form at least as much, if not more, than anyone in the country.

Help me bring the story to the big screen by donating to the production.  It cannot be done without your help.  It’s that simple.

We plan to release the final film by the end of this calendar year.  This is an election year.  We can’t afford to wait.  Please help me change how this country views the tragedy that is the foreclosure crisis.  And by the way… Mandelman Matters is a California Nonprofit Corporation.

Mandelman out.

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