We hear from the Wauja every day now via Skype, Facebook and email. They are very excited that we are coming next week.
The Wauja are very grateful that each of you has pledged something, so even though the Kickstarter campaign probably will not reach the $10,000 goal, they would like us to send you the gifts you were promised. Like many people who are not beholden to a consumer economy, they care more for maintaining relationships than amassing greater wealth than their neighbors. You are now part of their extended community, and the goodwill you have shown will be returned in both tangible and intangible ways.
If you want to follow the project as it unfolds, please check in with us starting January 9th at returnofthecapturedspirits.com
If you want to be on our project listserv, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the Kickstarter community and each of our donors for helping to publicize the Wauja and their historic project. Best of luck to each of you as you make the world a better place in your part of the planet.
Phil, Emi and the Return of the Captured Spirits Team
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Digital download package (beautiful Wauja flute music; all posters, banners and desktop wallpaper; and transcript of film in English and Wauja), and a personal thank-you email from one of the directors or producers (Wauja or non-Wauja). Cast and crew will personally thank you and all other donors by name in an online "Thank You" montage video. You'll also be credited on our website and Facebook page as a supporter of Return of the Captured Spirits, and receive project updates by email.Estimated delivery:
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All the rewards listed above, plus a signed copy of the final DVD of the film, and a handwritten thank-you postcard from the Wauja mailed from the nearest post office (about a hundred miles away from the Wauja village). Your name will appear in the "Thank You" credits of the DVD version of the film.Estimated delivery:
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All the rewards listed above, plus you can submit questions about the film for interviews with producers and directors (both Wauja and non-Wauja) that will be included in the final DVD (questions may be edited for clarity). Your name will appear in the THANK YOU section of the credits of the DVD version of the film.Estimated delivery:
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All the rewards listed above, plus you’ve just become a MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR, and will be credited as such in the end title crawl of the movie! Your name will appear alphabetically under the heading "Major Contributors," listed at the beginning of closing credits, immediately after cast and crew. You will also receive a signed 8x10 glossy of a Wauja cast member.Estimated delivery:
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All the rewards listed above, plus get a Skype session or phone chat with the director or on-location producer about the Wauja, or about the making of the video. Conditions permitting, we will skype you in January or February 2012 from location in the Wauja's village in the rainforest, which has a satellite antenna. If we can't connect via skype from Brazil, we'll skype you from the U.S. in August 2012, and give you a behind-the-scenes update.Estimated delivery:
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All the rewards listed above, plus an audio download of the Wauja thanking you with a song mentioning your name. In addition, you can personally ask the Wauja questions about their way of life, their environment, their thoughts about the future, or any other topic. You can send your questions in writing or as a YouTube video of two minutes or less. The Wauja will make a short video in reply, and one of our producers will translate for you.Estimated delivery:
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All the rewards listed above, plus you’ve just become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, and will be credited as such in the movie! Your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the "Associate Producers" heading.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $750 or moreYou selected
All the rewards listed above, plus a photo of your name taken on location in the Wauja village AND we will put your photo as an "Easter Egg" somewhere in the film so you can point it out to your friends.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
All the rewards listed above, plus a short online video, featuring a song performed just for you, mentioning your name, and sung with gusto by the young generation of Wauja filmmakers for your enjoyment. Guaranteed to be unlike any gift you have ever received. Plus a beautiful original ink drawing by a Wauja artist on 100% rag paper.Estimated delivery:
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INTERACTIVE SPECIAL: Please note that this pledge does not require a monetary contribution. If you can get us over 1,000 fans on our "Return of the Captured Spirits" Facebook page, you will receive an Associate Digital Strategist credit on our project. And whoever can get us the most Facebook fans (over 1,000) will receive a Digital Strategist credit.Estimated delivery:
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Broaden horizons for girls and women by helping them get their own video equipment! In return, you (or your daughter) will be listed as AMAZON WOMEN SPECIAL DONOR in the credits, and the women will make a short online video personally dedicated to you, expressing their thanks and singing some of their wonderful repertoire of women's songs. Great karma for you and guaranteed to delight. We hope to bring an HD camera and audio kit to the women in each of the three Wauja villages, so that no one is left out.Estimated delivery:
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