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Tim Page, renowned photo journalist continues his 40+ year search to discover what happened to his fellow journalists lost in Cambodia.

With - 24 hours to go, we are looking for 30 people to make a $30 pledge on 3/30!  Thanks to everyone who has supported us!  The fate of the missing is out there!

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GREAT NEWS!  We've reached our initial goal!

Our deepest thanks to everyone who has pledged and spread the word through their network. We still need our Kickstarter partners and we are so grateful to each and every contributor. 

We've set a new goal, this will allow us to widen the search, tell more stories,  enhance the production and improve the film.

Please continue to spread the word about LOST BROTHERS!  The fate of the missing is out there!

Check out our new slideshow:

"This is a search for memories, not remains..."     -Tim Page

From Director Ralph Hemecker:

"So what? you may ask. All that was a long time ago. It's long since receded from the proverbial rear-view mirror. Ancient history. Water under the bridge. Why bother?

Sure  . . .  you could frame it all up like that . . .

On the other hand, you could frame this story in an entirely different way.

What this project, this documentary, and Tim Page’s never ending quest are really about is profound friendship. Brotherhood.

In the digital age when you can friend someone with the touch of a button, when people have scores if not hundreds of friends, how many have a friend like this? A friend that cannot, will not give up on a promise he made over 40 years ago. A friend who despite  impossible odds would continue to seek the answers to the mystery of your disappearance on a spooky road in a far away land?

Yet while Tim continues striving, while we document his perhaps Quixote-esque quest to resolve the fates of his lost brothers - and the additional investigation his original quest has sparked - what we are really documenting is the crazy, unbreakable nature of true friendship.

Friend Tim Page.

Now Avail as a Limited Rewards

Tim Page Silver Gelatin print "ARVN Rangers" Reward Level $2500


Tim Page Fujiflex print "Prey Veng Cambodia UN Helicopter" Reward Level $1000

The Story:

LOST BROTHERS is a documentary about legendary photo journalist Tim Page and his relentless pursuit to find out what happened to his fellow journalists in Cambodia in the early 1970s. 

April and May 1970 were particularly devastating months for the media in Cambodia.  Journalists covering the war, determined to tell the truth, reporting on the early days of Pol Pot's rise to power, disappeared daily.  The last day of May 1970 saw 9 CBS & NBC journalists depart and not return - at that time it was the largest loss in one day for the international media.

Tim Page covered the war in Viet Nam from 1965-1969 as a photographer for TIME/LIFE, PARIS MATCH, UPI and AP.  Tim and his fellow journalists, friends, roommates...  brothers, made a promise to one another, no matter what, no one would be left behind.

Tim is determined to keep his promise.

In 1989 the borders of Cambodia opened and Tim was able to start his search to discover the fate of his friends.  He has returned dozens of times to continue the quest to find out what happened to all of the dead and missing journalists... searching for closure for himself and for the families who never received information about their loved ones.  Each trip results in more clues.

What we want to do:

Your contributions will allow us to document and film Tim's quest, hopefully bring closure, honoring these journalists. 

40 years have passed since the journalists disappeared, there is a real sense of urgency to get back to Cambodia in order to hear what the villagers and "one's that know" have to say before the living memory all but dies out. 

What is the funding for:

Making a documentary film can be very expensive, production costs, equipment rentals, crew and travel - are at times extreme. 

These funds will allow us to travel with Tim to Cambodia, and with a small dedicated and determined crew, document his search and uncover the truth.  The fate of the missing is out there.

If we surpass our initial goal those funds would enable us to continue the search, and would be applied to production and post production costs of the film. We've been very resourceful and flexible... the more we raise, the bigger we can go with this project.  

This GOAL is a starting point, it will take the power of social media, networking and all of us to get the word out.  Every pledge makes a difference, we can't thank you enough for your help and generosity.

Thank You!

This project would not have been possible without the help of a lot of people, notably Tim Page, Marianne Harris, the bands Dengue Fever and The Clash, and composer Chris Zabriskie... who generously donated their music... Ian White, Tiffany Hemecker, Francesca Tamme, Nihit, Jim Beaver, Michael Hayes and the IMMF - Indochina Media Memorial Fund, Jim Acheson, Perry Deane Young, and Roger Steffens.

How You Can Help:

This project is only possible with help from you.  The more people who participate the greater chance we have of getting this story told.  To help please Twitter, share us on Facebook, email a KICKSTARTER link to your friends and family - let them know about this film and campaign. 

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