Help Digital Dharma cross the finish line!
There are only 9 days left to reach our fundraising goal on Kickstarter.
Gene Smith invested his life in saving a culture.
Will you invest just a few more minutes of your time to share this email with friends and colleagues who may appreciate the importance of making Gene’s remarkable story available to the world?
If we don’t reach our goal, we will forfeit the thousands of dollars already pledged to Digital Dharma.
The story of Gene’s extraordinary mission – and all it can teach us about patience, diplomacy, cultural preservation and cutting through bureaucracy – may sadly be relegated to the obscurity of a historical footnote.
Digital Dharma is the story of E. Gene Smith, the man who saved Tibetan Buddhism. This feature-length documentary uncovers Gene's 50-year journey with renowned scholars, lamas and laypeople as they struggle to find, preserve and digitize more than 20,000 volumes of ancient Tibetan text. Crossing multiple borders -- geographic, political and philosophical -- Digital Dharma is an epic story of a cultural rescue and how one man's mission became the catalyst for an international movement to provide free access to the story of a people.
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Director, Digital Dharma
If you would like to contact someone from the Digital Dharma team directly, email the Production Coordinator, Danielle Pleines at: email@example.com.
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“Good Karma Digital Dharma” bumper sticker.Estimated delivery:
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Clay prayer charm created by Gene's sister Rosanne.Estimated delivery:
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Commercial DVD of Digital Dharma upon its release, as well as a "Good Karma" bumper stickerEstimated delivery:
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The complete promotion set: Digital Dharma T-shirt & official movie poster signed by the director, plus the “Good Karma” bumper sticker.Estimated delivery:
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Clay recreation (created by Gene's sister, Rosanne) of a dharma wheel pin worn by Gene. The original pin was very special to Gene, and he wore it often. Can be worn as a pin or as a necklace.Estimated delivery:
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The ultimate package requested by our Backers! Commercial DVD of Digital Dharma upon its release PLUS the complete promotions set: Digital Dharma T-shirt, official movie poster signed by the director and the “Good Karma” bumper sticker.Estimated delivery:
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A Digital Dharma USB flash-drive packed with extras from the film, including unseen outtakes and behind-the-scenes photos. The USB is delivered in a silk bag, just like the ones Gene gave back to the monks.Estimated delivery:
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Private online screening of the film streamed through the Vcopious platform. Watch Gene's story in your own living room, before the release of the DVD. Also receive the Digital Dharma T-shirt & movie poster.Estimated delivery:
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1 of 5 handmade ceramic sculptures created by Gene's sister, Rosanne, plus a hand-written thank you letter from the director.Estimated delivery:
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A Khata (ceremonial white scarf used for special occasions) that belonged to Gene, plus dinner with the director and a special guest in your hometown (limited to East Coast, U.S.), as well as the USB flash-drive in a silk bag.Estimated delivery:
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Receive 1 of 15 special first edition coffee table books that include breathtaking shots from Gene’s journey, taken by the director. Also receive the USB flash-drive in a silk bag.Estimated delivery:
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See your name on the big screen! Receive “Associate Producer” credit in the film, plus all rewards up to and including the private screening via the Vcopious platform.Estimated delivery:
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