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The Greatest U.S. Maritime Disaster You've Never Heard Of.
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Commemorating the anniversary: Special pricing & April events

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Dear Backers,

The 153rd anniversary of the Sultana tragedy is just a few days away.  Sultana descendants, historians, and many others will soon be travelling for the annual descendants reunion, being held in Alabama this year, and other events throughout the month of April.  (More details below!)

Our team will never forget what a touching time we had at the 150th reunion in Marion.
Our team will never forget what a touching time we had at the 150th reunion in Marion.

We are excited to share with you that, Remember the Sultana is now available on Google Play as well as iTunes and Amazon.
You can find links to all 3 stores on our website; don't forget to leave a review on your site of choice, as it helps others to find us easier!
http://www.rememberthesultana.com/buy

To commemorate the anniversary, all purchases of Remember The Sultana  (High Def version) are $2 off on all 3 platforms from April 20th - April 30th!!

Anniversary Events:

April 19: The Delta Cultural Center's "Civil War Roundtable of the Delta" will feature Louis Intres and Richard Spilman discussing the Sultana tragedy in Helena, AR. 
http://www.deltaculturalcenter.com/Learn/civil-war-roundtable-of-the-delta

April 21: Sultana Heritage Festival in Marion, AR, has a full day of speakers, such as Gene Salecker, Jerry Potter and Louis Intres, as well as a special screening of Remember the Sultana!
https://www.sultanaheritagefestival.com

April 27-28: The Descendants' Reunion will be held this year in Selma, AL, and will include tours of the Cahaba prison and Battle of Selma sites. 
Email Norm Shaw: shawclan4@bellsouth.net or visit https://www.facebook.com/SultanaDescendantsAssociation

Finally, we want to give you, our backers and friends, a sneak peek at our new mini-trailer that will be released this weekend!  Don't share it yet, this is just for you!   We'll pop back in this weekend and let you know when it's good to share, and when the Anniversary Commemorative Special begins!

Thank you all again and again for making this possible!

The Sultana Team

Two Days to Go! Plus another sneak peak!

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Join our Thunderclap so their voices will be heard!

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Dear Backers,

A reminder to please join our Thunderclap for our March 1 release date!

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/68091-remember-the-sultana-on-itunes

Thunderclap is a free social media amplifier. It uses a one-time message from supporters, cast, crew, and friends, posted simultaneously on their social media sites, to spread our message.

Our Thunderclap is set for Thursday, March 1, at 10am PST (1pm EST). This will be the official Public Announcement of our digital release. 

Note: Thunderclap is safe to use. It will only do the one authorized post, and will not go “rogue”!

Here are the simple steps to join:

a) Go to https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/68091-remember-the-sultana-on-itunes 

b) Follow the prompts to agree for this one-time message to automatically post on your Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr page. You can customize your message to your followers if you want.

c) Click the “Lend my Support” button.

d) Repeat above steps to add the support of your other accounts. 

Please share the link with your community and encourage them to join our Thunderclap. Our combined voices will ensure the voices of those on the Sultana are never forgotten again.

Thank you again and forever for your support!

#TeamSultana

 

** Remember The Sultana - DIGITAL RELEASE **

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Dear Backers and Friends:

Great news! After over a decade in the works, our feature length documentary, Remember the Sultana, will have its digital release on Thursday, March 1st. The film will release on both iTunes and Amazon simultaneously.

Here's a first look at our Official Movie Trailer! https://youtu.be/dPFo57Esbyk

We will be doing heavy online promotions over the next 12 days. We’re encouraging fans, friends, and supporters to participate in our iTunes pre-order phase, which starts NOW! This special pre-order link https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/remember-the-sultana/id1328764963 allows for $2 off all pre-orders before Thursday, March 1st, our official public digital release date.

The greater the response during this pre-order phase, the greater our rankings will be on iTunes for our digital release week. This, of course, can help determine the success and the reach of our documentary. 

We have a few favors to ask of you today: 

1) Please participate in our Thunderclap. Click Here-> https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/68091-remember-the-sultana-on-itunes

What: A Thunderclap is a free social media amplifier. The goal is to unite the social media pages of our supporters, cast, crew, and friends, for a one-time message that will launch simultaneously, across the internet.

Why: With strength in numbers and the automated impact of this announcement, there is a very real chance that our project could trend on release day (3/1), thereby bringing even more attention to this powerful and important documentary.

When: Our Thunderclap is set for Thursday March 1st at 10am pst (1pm est). This will be the official Public Announcement of our digital release. However, the thunderclap will only activate, IF we have a minimum of 500 people join our free thunderclap.

Note: Thunderclap is safe to use. It will only do the one authorized post, and will not go “rogue”!

Here’s HOW to help:  

a) Go to https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/68091-remember-the-sultana-on-itunes
b) Follow the prompts to agree to allow this one-time message to automatically post on your twitter/facebook/tumblr page.
c) Click the “Lend my Support” button
d) Repeat above steps to add the support of your other accounts.
e) Share the link with your community and encourage them to join our Thunderclap. Remember, if we don’t get at least 500 supporters, the Thunderclap will not activate.
f) THANK YOU --- please reach out to us if you need any help with this process!

2) If you have already seen the film, please leave ratings and a review on iTunes and/or Amazon. Comments, ratings and reviews can greatly help our rankings as well as encourage others to buy! Direct iTunes Link -> https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/remember-the-sultana/id1328764963  Direct Amazon Link -> https://www.amazon.com/Remember-Sultana-Sean-Astin/dp/B0792K6XCD/

3) Please encourage your online community to check out our iTunes pre-order page before March 1st. All purchases and downloads are $2 off from now until March 1st.   

Sample Tweets/ Facebook Posts (Or create your own! 😉 Note that our handle on Twitter is @RememberSultana, while on Facebook we are @RememberTheSultana.)

Sample #1 (Copy/Paste) Proud to be a backer for #RemembertheSultana – help me spread the news of our digital release by joining our @thunderclapit at https://tinyurl.com/SultanaThunderclap #Documentary #USHistory #CivilWar #WarVeterans #iTunes @RememberSultana 

Sample #2 (Copy/Paste) #RememberTheSultana is now available for pre-order on @iTunes! Help us honor and pay tribute to these forgotten Civil War #Veterans @RememberSultana Pre-Orders Save $2 off reg. price ends 3/1 https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/remember-the-sultana/id1328764963 #Documentary #USHistory #CivilWar #KickstarterSuccess

Sample #3 (Copy/Paste)  Please join our @Thunderclapit to support and announce the digital release of #RememberTheSultana https://tinyurl.com/SultanaThunderclap These men and women of the United States Civil War have been forgotten for far too long. @RememberSultana #Documentary #SupportIndieFilm #USHistory

Here are some images you can use for your social media posts:

 

Thank you so very much for helping us make this amazing documentary. We hope that you will be as proud it as we are. We are forever grateful for your support that helped to bring our film to life.

Sincerely, #TeamSultana

Making Progress! Amazon Watchlist!

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