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Changing the World One Person at a Time

03/20/2014 07:23 am ET | Updated May 20, 2014

Share the Mic is all about passion, media, art, and influence. We were always committed to Share the Mic as a long-term project, but it has grown into a life-long pursuit. Since 2009, we've thrown our support behind creative, cause-related projects and organizations with some of the most passionate and driven people around -- people who have a passion for global change and are enhancing the lives and voices of others. Our team is committed to finding and supporting new initiatives, so when we were approached with FilmRaise, we saw a beautiful opportunity to make a difference.

FilmRaise connects social impact funding to films and organizations working on the ground to make a difference. Beyond Right & Wrong, a transformative documentary that explores the roles of forgiveness and justice in reconciliation efforts, is the heart of FilmRaise's first campaign. Justice and forgiveness precede global peace, and both ShareTheMic and our partners strongly believe that films like this create a direction of global change for all humanity. FilmRaise connects this moving film with incredible human rights and reconciliation organizations to transform the world, one person at a time.

When impact entrepreneur Lindsay Hadley invited us to be a supporting partner of her innovative platform, we immediately saw how FilmRaise could be a turning point for not only raising awareness for mission-related content but also for opening new doors for organizations striving to help some of the most vulnerable communities around the world. This resonated with the humanitarian mentality that we cultivated at Share the Mic. Because we direct our passion for business and strategy development toward collaboration for social change, we decided to dedicate our resources to promoting and increasing viewership of Beyond Right & Wrong. We believe this film has the potential to change the world.

As this campaign continues to move forward and gain momentum, we are excited to see more people watching this film every day, donating their time to view media as art. We know that this campaign is only the beginning and the first of many more to come. We pledged a donation to be distributed to partnering charities as people watch the film. By experiencing this film and joining this journey, people direct money to organizations like Malala Fund, Free the Children, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Women for Women International, WITNESS, Anasazi Foundation, PeacePlayers International, Search for Common Ground, and ConnecTeach.

Giving something back to the community is a large part of what ShareTheMic and STM Partners are all about. We are pleased to actively support FilmRaise's goal to achieve one million viewers of this powerful film, Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness, created by the incredibly passionate and talented filmmaker Lekha Singh.

This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post and Beyond Right & Wrong in conjunction with the Beyond Right & Wrong One Million Viewer campaign, an effort to garner one million unique online views for Beyond Right & Wrong and, thanks to generous donations from Operation Kids Foundation and Share the Mic, support charities at the same time. Find out more about the Beyond Right & Wrong One Million Viewer campaign here. Read all posts in the series here.

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