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We're making a motion picture based on Yoani Sánchez’s extraordinary life. How far will a Blogger go to live in a free Cuba?
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    PRODUCTION EXCLUSIVE NEWS // You are now part of this film as an Activist! We will send you a personal GRACIAS email note, and you will receive behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising, regular updates during the movie making process and production news before the Hollywood press get it.

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    ACTIVIST- SUPPORTER CREDIT// You will be CREDITED as an activist-supporter on the film's Facebook page.

    You’ll also get a personal GRACIAS email note, behind-the-scenes scoops throughout the fundraising, regular updates during the movie making process and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.

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    YOANI THE FILM T-SHIRT// We are designing an exclusive T-shirt just for our backers. They will be cool, soft and comfy!

    You’ll also be credited as an activist-supporter on our Facebook page, a personal GRACIAS email note, behind-the-scenes scoops throughout the fundraising, regular updates during the movie making process and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.

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    DVD + COPY OF THE SCRIPT// You will receive a DVD of the film when the disc becomes available for release and we’ll email you a PDF copy of the YOANI screenplay right before the film premieres.

    You’ll also get the T-shirt, an activist-supporter credit on our Facebook page, a personal GRACIAS email note, behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising, regular updates during the movie making process and production news before Hollywood gets it.

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    FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY or PRODUCTION STILLS// You will receive an 11 x 14 photograph printed on high quality archival paper, ready for framing. It gets better, you get to pick from 3 different images by internationally acclaimed artist JAVIERA ESTRADA or from productions stills from the actual movie. We’ll send out a backer update with the options, so you can choose the image you want

    You’ll also get the DVD, the film screenplay, the T-shirt, an activist-supporter credit on our Facebook page, a personal GRACIAS email note, behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising, regular updates during the movie making process and production news before Hollywood gets it.

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    YOUR OWN VIDEO OR MESSAGE ON THE FILM’S ART WALL // We are creating an Art Wall called: VOICES of THE MOVEMENT created with YOU, our amazing supporters. We'll post your written message or video on the film’s Art Wall on our Facebook page where you can share why YOU believe Yoani's global message and this film are important to create awareness and ensure Human Rights and Freedom of Speech in CUBA.

    You'll also get ALL the previous rewards.

    * Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    * Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    SIGNED YOANI THE FILM POSTER// A lithograph print of the theatrical poster signed for you by the principal cast members.

    You'll also get ALL the previous rewards.
    *Art wall Paragragh should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    PRIVATE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN LOS ANGELES// We will preview the final cut of the film just for you, special backers before it’s released. After the film, we'll do a live Q&A session.

    You'll also get ALL the previous rewards.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers).
    *Art wall Paragragh should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    PRIVATE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN NY// We will preview the final cut of the film just for you, special backers before it’s released. After the film, we'll do a live Q&A session.

    You'll also get ALL the previous rewards.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers).
    *Art wall Paragragh should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    PRIVATE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN MIAMI// We will preview the final cut of the film just for you, special backers before it’s released. After the film, we'll do a live Q&A session.

    You'll also get ALL the previous rewards.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers).
    *Art wall Paragragh should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    SUPPORTERS CREDIT IN THE FILM// Your NAME will be listed in the supporters credits of the FINAL FILM.

    You'll also get ALL the previous rewards.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers).
    *Art wall Paragragh should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    SKYPE OR PHONE CALL WITH THE FILMMAKERS// Producers Kesia Elwin and/or Gil Junger will answer any questions you have about the filmmaking process on a half-hour Skype or phone call

    You'll also get ALL the previous rewards.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers).
    *Art wall Paragragh should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    PREMIERE TICKETS FOR TWO IN LA// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and other special guests in LOS ANGELES.

    You’ll also be credited as a supporter on the final film, attend the private screening (city of your choice), post your written message or video on the Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers).
    * Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    * Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    PREMIERE TICKETS FOR TWO IN MIAMI// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and other special guests in MIAMI.

    You’ll also be credited as a supporter on the final film, attend the private screening (city of your choice), post your written message or video on the Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers).
    * Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    * Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    PREMIERE TICKETS FOR TWO IN NY// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and other special guests in NY.

    You’ll also be credited as a supporter on the final film, attend the private screening (city of your choice), post your written message or video on the Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers).
    * Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    * Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    SCREENPLAY WRITING COURSE WITH THE BEST IN LA// You will receive a five week intensive - Film / TV Screenplay Writing course - in Los Angeles, CA at the best script writing school: WRITERS BOOT CAMP.

    You’ll also be credited as a supporter on the final film, attend the private screening (city of your choice), post your written message or video on the Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers).
    * Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    * Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

    *Writers Boot Camp Course -Basic Training - value $995.

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    A DAY ON SET w/AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR-PRODUCER GIL JUNGER// Yes that’s right! You’ll spend the day on set on Gil Junger’s next project and get the inside view of what making a movie is like. (See full profile on top).

    You’ll also attend the private screening (city of your choice), you’ll get a supporter credit on the final film, your video or message on the film's Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, a personal GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers.)

    *Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    LA PREMIERE TICKETS PLUS AFTERPARTY FOR TWO// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and special guests then join us all at the exclusive after-party for food, drinks and fun.

    You’ll also be credited as a supporter on the final film, attend the private screening (city of your choice), post your written message or video on the Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, photographic print, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it. (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers.)
    *Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    NYC PREMIERE TICKETS PLUS AFTERPARTY FOR TWO// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and special guests then join us all at the exclusive after-party for food, drinks and fun.

    You’ll also be credited as a supporter on the final film, attend the private screening (city of your choice), post your written message or video on the Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, photographic print, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it. (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers.)
    *Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    MIAMI PREMIERE TICKETS PLUS AFTERPARTY FOR TWO// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and special guests then join us all at the exclusive afterparty for food, drinks and fun.

    You’ll also be credited as a supporter on the final film, attend the private screening (city of your choice), post your written message or video on the Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, photographic print, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it. (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers.)
    *Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    SET VISIT FOR TWO// Watch us film a scene, have lunch with the cast and crew, and take part in the movie making magic! Who knows, maybe you’ll catch the director’s eye and get discovered.

    You’ll also attend the private screening (city of your choice), you’ll get a supporter credit on the final film, your video or message on the film's Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, a personal GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.
    *Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    CUBAN DINNER FOR TWO WITH PRODUCERS// The producers will take you and a guest to the best Cuban restaurant in town in Los Angeles.

    You’ll also attend the private screening (city of your choice), you’ll get a supporter credit on the final film, your video or message on the film's Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, a personal GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers.)
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    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    BE AN EXTRA// Spend the day on our set, and if you want, you can also be a background actor. You will get to meet the actors working that day, and have lunch with the cast and crew. We can't guarantee you show up in the final cut, but we will try our best. Currently the filming locations are Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, US and Europe.

    You’ll also attend the private screening (city of your choice), you’ll get a supporter credit on the final film, your video or message on the film's Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, a personal GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.
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    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    BE AN EXTRA FOR TWO// Spend the day on our set with a friend, and if you want, you can also be background actors. You will get to meet the actors working that day, and have lunch with the cast and crew. We can't guarantee you show up in the final cut, but we will try or best. Currently the filming locations are Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, US and Europe.

    You’ll also attend the private screening (city of your choice), you’ll get a supporter credit on the final film, your video or message on the film's Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, a personal GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it. (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers.)
    *Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    OUR PERSONAL GUESTS AT THE PREMIERE AND AFTER-PARTY// You and a guest will sit in the producers row at the premiere and at the crew table at the after-party.

    You’ll also be credited as a supporter on the final film, attend the private screening (city of your choice), post your written message or video on the Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, photographic print,DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers.)
    *Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    BE A CAST MEMBER// For one of our Film’s biggest supporters, here’s one of the biggest rewards. You will be credited as a cast member of “YOANI The Film”. Visit us on our set and if you want, we’Il put you in a scene we are shooting and write a line just for you. Guaranteed we’ll give you the star treatment! Hair, makeup, wardrobe, and a space to practice your line. Currently the filming locations are Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, US and Europe.

    You’ll also attend the film premiere and after-party, you’ll be credited as a supporter on the final film, attend the private screening (city of your choice), post your written message or video on the Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, photographic print, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it.
    (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers.)
    *Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters.
    *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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    A SPECIAL REWARD to be discussed directly with Open View Productions

    PLUS You’ll also attend the film premiere and after-party, you’ll be credited as a supporter on the final film, attend the private screening (city of your choice), post your written message or video on the Art Wall, you’ll get the film poster, photographic print, DVD, screenplay, T-shirt, GRACIAS email note, regular updates and production news before the Hollywood press gets it. (Travel and lodging are NOT included for domestic or international backers.) *Art wall paragraph should be no longer than 400 characters. *Art wall Video should be no longer than 1 min.

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