A crowd-funded movie about crowdfunding? Capital C: How the crowd liberates itself seeks to explain how this new way of raising capital is changing the world and shaping the future. “Every day the number of innovators opting to leverage the power of the crowd (instead of relying on conventional forms of financing) is growing rapidly,” says the Kickstarter. The pitch quotes MIT Professor Eric von Hippel, who called crowdfunding “the biggest paradigm shift in innovation since the Industrial Revolution.“ The film has raised almost $76,000 in the two months it’s been on Kickstarter, and has just one week left to close in on its goal of $80,000.


Alysia Santo is a former assistant editor at CJR.