Merry Christmas!! Feliz Navidades!!
DreamTown wants to thank you for your ongoing support! Your contributions have ensured that the stories of Carlos, Anibal and Ulises are being told while advocating for the transformation and empowerment of their lives, the lives of their families and the Afro-community of El Chota.
We are taking this moment to send our BEST WISHES to you and yours during the holiday season and the start of a New Year. Here are some highlights from 2011:
· Dreamtown’s Website up and running thanks to Armand Emamdjomeh!
· We reached $40,000 on Kickstarter with more than 3,000 people’s support and contributions making possible a production trip back to Ecuador and advancing our story along tremendously. A list of special thanks to everyone that contributed can be found here.
· Carlos mom, Georgina’s eyesight was saved from going blind thanks to Do Gooder contributions from Dahlia Philips and Ruth Ayala-Quezada. She is healing right now.
· We managed to screen DreamTown’s work-in-progress in 12 venues including Museo del Barrio, Upper 90 Soccer store, La Peña’s Cultural Center, Jacob Burns Film Center, NYU’s Afro-Latin Film Series, and many more.
· Our community of fans is growing strong and we partnered up with JUVE, NALIP, ULP, United Latinos en Accion, and Young Ecuadorian American Professionals.
· We were nominated for and awarded a year round mentorship from NALIP’s LAMP program!
2011 was an amazing year thanks to each of you!! We still have a lot of work in 2012 and want to make sure we finish the film next year. If you can, please consider an End of Year Gift to DreamTown. You can make a tax-deductable donation through Woman Make Movies on our behalf and know you are supporting Latino independent film, EL Chota Valley, and cooperative economics!
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May 2012 bless each of us with abundance in health, love, prosperity, peace & happiness.
SALUD!! CHEERS TO ALL!!
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Jul 11, 2011 - Aug 11, 2011
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A big thank you for believing in our project! Please spread the word.
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TRUE SUPPORTER: DreamTown sticker plus a Thank You Shout Out on Twitter and Facebook. Every little bit counts toward getting us a step closer to reaching our goal.YEAHH!
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BOMBA!: For the music lover, a CD mix of Ecuadorian Bomba, the traditional music of El Chota Valley. This CD includes songs from the DreamTown soundtrack and will have you on your feet and dancing in no time.
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STRIKER: (by popular demand) pre-order your DreamTown DVD
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DIEHARD FAN: A DreamTown DVD + DreamTown sticker you can put on your labtop or bumper + a Thank You Shout Out on Facebook and Twitter page
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DIE HARD FAN: (by popular demand) DreamTown DVD + Bomba CD Mix + DreamTown Sticker + Shout out on Facebook and Twitter
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ORIGINAL BALLER: Original DreamTown T-shirt + Digital Download of DreamTown upon its release + a Thank You Shout Out on Facebook and Twitter!
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PLAYMAKER: DreamTown DVD + original DreamTown T-shirt + Dreamtown styling Tote Bag +Shout out on facebook and twitter + a special THANK YOU on our awesome website.
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TOP SCORER: What at treat! A YUMMY Typical Ecuadorian MEAL for two at Barzola, one of the best Ecuadorian restaurants NY has to offer + digital download of DreamTown + a special Thank You on our awesome website! OR Signed ART PRINT by Artist Martin Brecht (www.martinbrecht.com) + original DreamTown T-shirt + styling Tote bag + DreamTown DVD + a special Thank You on our awesome website + shout out on Facebook and Twitter.
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DO-GOODER: In true philanthropist spirit, one-quarter of your donation will directly impact the residents of El Chota Valley. $100 of your pledge will be dontated to FundeCruz, the nonprofit organization committed to rebuilding EL Chota Valley led by DreamTown cast member and international soccer star Ulises de la Cruz.
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CHAMPION: A signed soccer ball by two time World Cup soccer star Ulises De La Cruz +DreamTown DVD + DreamTown T-shirt + your name on the big screen under "Special Thanks" OR Special Screening for your classroom, organization, or in the comfort of your own home. The director . Private Screening + DVD+ T-shirt + your name on the big screen - included in DreamTown under "Special Thanks"
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ARTIST IN SOCCER: An original mix media oil painting by artist Abraham Ushina. dimensions: 30in x 40in. This painting has been published in an article by Noticiero UniversoEstimated delivery: Sep 2011
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PRESS PASS: Join members of the DreamTown crew behind the scenes at the next Ecuador national team friendly in NYC. Experience a soccer match like you never have before and maybe even meet a player or two with this unique reward!
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TEAM ECUADOR: Limited addition *TEAM* signed Ecuadorian national team jersey. "La Seleccion" signatures include World Cup stars from El Chota Valley.
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INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR: Join the crew! Come down for a week of filming (airfare included) and we'll show you around the valley ourselves. Play a game of pickup soccer with the children of El Chota, meet members of the cast and crew, and dance the night away to Ecuadorian Bomba!