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Who Took Johnny To Help Missing And Exploited Children

Teenager Johnny Gosch before he went missing in 1982

Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley‘s Rumur Films is committed to making socially relevant and activist films. Their latest documentary, Who Took Johnny, examines the issue of missing children in America by following the tragic case of Johnny Gosch, a 12-year-old boy who mysteriously disappeared while delivering newspapers one morning in 1982 in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Johnny’s mother, Noreen Gosch, has never given up looking for her son for the past 30 years, even though local law enforcement has never classified her son’s disappearance as a crime.

Rumur Films is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to send DVDs of the completed film to the 50 State Clearinghouses for Missing and Exploited Children that provide valuable resources to missing children, their families and law enforcement agencies.

Plus, the fundraising campaign is also serving to introduce audiences to the entire catalog of Rumur’s productions, many of which have been featured on the Underground Film Journal, including the controversial George W. Bush documentary Horns and Halos, the 2004 election documentary August in the Empire State, the iconic indie rock drama Half-Cocked and the epic, award-winning doc Battle for Brooklyn.

Donations to the Who Took Johnny Kickstarter campaign will earn contributors copies of Rumur’s amazing films, many of which are currently unavailable.

Lastly, funds raised will also go towards launching Who Took Johnny at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival in January.

Rumur Films does great work and their films strive to help make our world a better place, so please consider donating today and getting some of this great company’s work.


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  • Alina says:

    Hi, How can I watch this documentary? Is it posted online somewhere. I have been following this case for a while and I would like to see what new developments have been made.