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One of the last peoples on earth to retain the ability to run 50-100 miles a day, journey with us to learn why the Tarahumara run.

 You are invited to come with us on a journey into a mysterious and remote land, to learn about a people who have never lost their connection with the earth.

The Tarahumara( or Raramuri, as they call themselves) were the one Indian tribe in Mexico never conquered by the Spanish because of their strategy of running away from trouble. They live in the cliffs and caves on stunning Copper Canyon, or the Barracas De Cobre. They have retained the ability to run 50-100 miles a day, making them one of the only peoples left on the planet with this skill.

For the last seven years, the Tarahumara come from all over the canyons in March to race against each other and some of the world's top athletes.

This film will be shot before and during this exciting event. Instead of outsiders telling about the Tarahumara culture, the film will look at their culture from their very own perspective, and honor the dignity, wisdom and beauty they embody. 

My belief as an artist and lover of the land is that we each to have much to learn from the Tarahumara people about our human connection with the land, the use of our bodies and how to appreciate a less material and more spiritual life.

I would be honored to have you join us in real time on this journey. Our photos, diary posts and updates on our members only Facebook group and here on Kickstarter keeps this creation only to the very people who are actually standing forward in support.

We have a very short funding cycle of 21 days. The race is the first weekend of March and we need to go down the last week of February. Please consider joining us TODAY. Your card will not be charged until and if we reach our funding goal at the end of 21 days.

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  • I think they have a beautiful and unique culture and I plan to portray that in a way that honors the people. I do plan to hire a couple people in Urique to help with the film,use part of the money to pay for accomdations and food and I plan to play the Tarahumara people who give me interviews in the film.They will get the approximate amount that would be a decent days wage in the area. It has been pointed out to me that some people consider it journalistically suspect to pay interview subjects but in this case I feel humanity is more important.

    I would like to give free downloads of the film to any Tarahumara individuals and schools.

    If you would like to donate directly to the Tarahumara, I recommend this site http://barefootfarm.org/ Tell them I sent you.

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    TEAM. Every dollar and every person makes such a difference! We need YOU! Join the support team on our members only Facebook page and follow the creation process through diary posts, photos and comments for as little as one dollar. That’s right, folks, even a single dollar bill is enough to get you on board!

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    AMIGOS. In addition to following the creation process of the documentary through diary posts, photos and comments, you will receive an online download of the finished documentary! That is correct, you aren’t imagining this . . . for just $5 or more, you will receive an actual download of the finished documentary. See? I really do appreciate your support!

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    MUSE. Every creative project needs a muse. Won’t you be mine? As a way of thanking you, my Sedona poetry team will create a custom haiku for you based upon a subject of your choice. (PG rated, por favor!) Of course, you will also receive a download of the finished film and membership in the Facebook Group “Why We Run” that has the diary posts, photos, and comments to keep you involved with the creative process of the documentary.

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    PILLAR. Pillars are known to provide solid support and receiving $50 from you will definitely provide solid support! As a token of my appreciation, I will send you an 8” by 10” SIGNED still from the film shoot! You will have the choice of four different and . . . in my humble opinion . . . super cool images. ;-) Plus, you’ll also receive the custom haiku from my Sedona poetry team which will be based upon a topic of your choice. We are super excited to do this for you! Add to this the finished film as a download and the other benefits of joining the members only Facebook “Why We Run” group.You will get also film credit in the finished film. I am so grateful for the solid support you are providing for the filming of this documentary!

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    COLLABORATOR. OK, as a Collaborator, I want to make you feel a part of the “in” group . . . so let’s have a creative chat! The director will give you a personal phone call to update you on the project . . . AND to hear about your own ideas. Collaborators are co-creators, so if you would like to offer some creative input on this project, this is definitely the way to receive it! Or we can spend the time brainstorming over YOUR current project. You will also get the download of the film, a custom haiku, and membership in our members only Facebook support group and a film credit.

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    SCENERY JUNKIE.I'm in this club too..We both love the most stunning place on the planet! At this level you will receive four 8 by 10's of the best and most beautiful still photos we take during the filming. They will come to you in hard copy ready to hang on your wall and remind you that you were a big part of making this film happen! You also get your custom haiku, a download of the film and membership in our film creation group and your name listed in the film credits.

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    ROCKSTAR. How better to make you a Rockstar than to help you dress like The Tarahumara? The Supporters and The Tarahumara are the real Rockstars of this documentary, so I want to help you dress alike. The Tarahumara are known for their very colorful clothing, so your reward at the Rockstar level will be a piece of cloth just like the ones that they use to make their clothing. Try that one on for size, you Rockstar, you! And don’t forget about the other benefits you will receive, which include the download of the film, the haiku, the 8 by 10, and membership in the “Why We Run” exclusive members only Facebook group and your name in the film credits!

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    SEDONA REIKI TRAINING. Peace Place of Sedona Arizona Is offering a Reiki Levels 1 and 2 weekend training workshop with Laurelle Gaia and Michael Baird. ICRT Licenced Reiki Master teachers with 25 years of experience. reikiclasses.com

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    TAOS TRAVELER. Enjoy your own journey, but in luxury. Stay 2 nights at the fascinating La Posada De Taos, the oldest B and B In town, with incredible guest service and custom gourmet breakfasts from one of the best Chefs in town. Holidays excluded. http://www.laposadadetaos.com/ You will also get the custom haiku, and membership in the members only Why We Run facebook group.

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    SEDONA REIKI EXPLORER Peace Place of Sedona Arizona Is offering a Reiki Levels 1 and 2 weekend training workshop with Laurelle Gaia and Michael Baird. ICRT Licenced Reiki Master teachers with 25 years of experience. reikiclasses.com You will also receive a PRIVATE Scenic or Hiking Tour for two to of one of Sedona's most gorgeous secret locations with Tara Golden, filmmaker with 14 years guiding experience.

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    GENIUS.I'll make you a custom video slide show of a wedding, party, event, or business. Send me your photos and Ill write your voice over, hire an actor, add music and create something beautiful for you to share.You will also receive the finished film, the custom haiku, the 8 by 10 production still, and membership in the Facebook group “Why We Run and a special thank you in the film credits.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. With a contribution this generous, we want you to know it couldn’t happen without you. And we want the rest of the world to know it couldn’t have happened without you! So you will receive an associate producer credit in the film. Yes, you heard correctly, your name will appear in the production credits of the film! Because, quite honestly, your generosity deserves it. You will also be kept in the loop about current production issues, receive a download of the film, a custom haiku, a phone chat, and four 8 by 10 signed production stills. Do you feel like an Associate Producer? I hope so!

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    COLLECTOR. All great collectors have very refined tastes, so I want to reward you with something that will reflect your special ability to invest in only the best. Once a year, each Tarahumara family makes one rug/blanket out of the black wool of the few sheep that their family keeps. These rugs are large (queen size) and very heavy as well as very rare. They are not available in any store. I want you to know that this reward sends me on a special quest to find you one of these rugs and bring it back for you. Not an easy quest, but you are worth it! You will also receive an Associate Producer credit in the film, a download of the film, a creative phone chat, a custom haiku and membership in our members on Facebook group. Is this enough to make you feel the love?!? Believe me, it’s there. You can see a link to the type of rug here http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/textiles/english/gallery/tara_d.htm US shipping is included. Additional fee for International shipping.

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    PATRON.I'll make you a film, or possibly a KICKSTARTER video( any bells going off?) I specialize in making short videos for musicians, business, artists,non profits etc, and for this level of support I will come to your US location, direct and shoot the video on your PG rated subject matter, and edit and upload your new video.This would be a fantastic gift for a musician, artist, or owner of a new business.US travel costs included. Overseas travel costs additional. You will also get a associate producer credit, four 8 by 10's, a custom haiku and membership in the Why We Run club.

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