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Year of the Sun is an adventure about the issues surrounding Global Citizenship and Globalization.

About this project

Year of the Sun branding and video by Joe Granato

This Fall, Max and I will be setting out on a 35ft sailboat to shoot and episodic documentary about the rise of Youth Culture in the landscape of Latin America.  We will be leaving this October and finishing our journey in Southern California by March. 

As our world is continuing to Globalize through new systems of trade and access to resources such as information, the future of our world is becoming more dependent on the communication between the people inhabiting it.  In todays modern age, the older definitions of the landscape of Latin America are becoming outdated and imperialistic nations are finding it harder creating the histories of these people.  Therefore it is time for the Youth of these Nations to begin to tell their own stories and help shape their landscape.

Year of the Sun aims to help create a new class of Global Citizen by physically leaving the restraints of normal travel behind and establishing a dialogue between the people we meet and a larger viral audience.  In this way, Max and I will be able to help give a voice to the people of the lands that we will visit.

As members of our own Youth Culture here in Philadelphia, we are interested in learning about the hopes, fears, and expectations the peoples of Latin America have for our global future.  We aim to share the lives of extraordinary people living and working in their environments in order to make a better life for themselves and their Nations.

While guests in these amazing places, we will be documenting the lives of the people. While on this epic journey, we will be exploring the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the true heart of this amazing part of the world. Through filming and blogging about our adventure, the public will be able to join us on our exciting journey and actively participate and ask questions via social media.

Our documentary will be highly interactive.  While we are at sea, we are requesting that people from all over the world ask questions that may be difficult to answer, and join us for our own personal triumphs and tribulations.  

Year of the Sun is an adventure about a voyage through the Heart of the Americas and glimpse at our global future. 

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    Your donation maybe the most important of all. When a community comes together there is nothing they cannot achieve.

    By Backing Year of the Sun you will be joining a community of people who believe in adventure and have a love for the world around them. You will be gaining a voice in this soon to be global conversation and helping shape our journey through the Heart of the Americas.

    Backing at this level will bring you into journey and secure you a viral seat on our mission. As a Backer you will be included in the discussion of our journey through a series of private "Skype" type sessions designed to communicate with our audience.

    Thank you and we are glad you are coming along.

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    Our eternal thanks and love. We need your help and really appreciate you believing in us.

    You will also be invited to join us by keeping in touch with crew through our Facebook and email in order to ask questions and comment on our journey.

    Max and I will also send you a Thank You card.

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    All Backers at the $15 or higher level will also have $15's off any custom bathing suit from Corazon Swimwear!

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    You will receive a finished DVD of our adventure.

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    You will be credited as a Producer for one of our episodes out on our adventure.

    You will also be sent a Year of the Sun T-Shirt

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    You will be credited as a Producer for one of our episodes out on our adventure.
    In addition to the prior category, a hand written post card from one our our countries on our journey and a selection of music that we are using for the project.

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    You will be credited as a Producer for the entire project.

    You will also be given a personal "Skype" chat with Max and I while we are on the high seas.

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    You will be credited as an Executive Producer for the entire project as well as enjoy prior awards.

    You will also receive a special unique gift from a country that we visit on our voyage as well as a Year of the Sun gift package including unreleased pictures and video clips as well as burned copies episodes from our trip.

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