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To satisfy PBS legal requirements, Yunah Hong has to buy the TV rights to archival footage in her completed documentary.
To satisfy PBS legal requirements, Yunah Hong has to buy the TV rights to archival footage in her completed documentary.
263 backers pledged $20,195 to help bring this project to life.
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    All donors $5 and up: We will put your name on the website as a supporter of our documentary.

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    A personal e-mail from Yunah Hong with behind-the-scenes news and photos

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    Raise your current pledge $17 or more and I will mail you an 8x10 Anna May Wong miniposter. (this includes all the people who have already raised their pledges – I am very grateful!)

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    An "In Her Own Words" postcard with a thank you from the filmmaker

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    We will mail you a facsimile of one of Anna May Wong’s letters from the 1930s.

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    A CD of the film’s original soundtrack, composed by Kevin Norton, published by Enduring Heart (ASCAP).

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    Three glossy 8x10 publicity shots of Anna May Wong, suitable for framing.

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    A DVD of the documentary

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    Your choice of a “Blossoms” T-shirt or a “Plumes” T-shirt or a “Red and Black” T-shirt or a “Shanghai Express” T-shirt. (shown at left)

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    A glossy 8x10 print of an Anna May Wong photo from the 1920s, and a DVD of the documentary

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    A limited edition poster of the film (shown at left), autographed for you by the director

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    An autographed poster and a DVD of the documentary

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    An autographed poster, your choice of a “Blossoms,” "Plumes," "Shanghai Express" or "Red and Black" T-shirt, and a DVD of the documentary

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    An acting or writing session with Esther Chae, actress, playwright, and TED fellow – see www.estherchae.com -- plus a DVD of the documentary. Los Angeles only.

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    Photocopies of Anna May Wong's published interviews (including the one with Walter Benjamin), a DVD of the film and a T-shirt of your choice.

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    An acting lesson with Vivian Bang, star of the small screen – see www.vivianbang.com -- and a DVD of the documentary. Los Angeles only.

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    A private drum lesson with Kevin Norton, sideman for Fred Frith, David Krakauer and Anthony Braxton – see www.kevinnorton.com -- and a DVD of the documentary. Greater NYC only.

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    A poster, a DVD of the film, a T-shirt of your choice, two facsimiles of Anna May Wong letters, three publicity photos and a thank-you call from the director.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Yunah Hong will visit your child’s school or college, show the film and lead a discussion. Greater New York only

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    A 3-DVD set of Yunah Hong’s documentaries: “Anna May Wong”(2010), “Becoming an Actress in New York”(2000) and “Between the Lines: Asian American Women’s Poetry” (2001), plus an autographed poster.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    A prominent credit on the film’s public TV broadcast as a “major donor.” We have only three of these so far.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Lunch with Yunah Hong, a DVD of the documentary, a T-shirt of your choice and an autographed poster. Greater New York only

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Yunah Hong will come to your home town and do a private screening of the documentary just for you. She will bring you a poster, a DVD, and a T-shirt of your choice. U.S. only.

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