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A performance packed documentary about Sonia Sanchez, poet, activist and pioneer of the Black Arts Movement. Still going strong at 79.
A performance packed documentary about Sonia Sanchez, poet, activist and pioneer of the Black Arts Movement. Still going strong at 79.
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    THANK YOU for believing in our documentary and helping us finish BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez. You will receive exclusive updates throughout completion and distribution and a shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    To thank you for your support we'll send you a BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez postcard signed by the filmmakers and your name will appear on the film's website as a supporter. And we’ll give you a shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Supporters will receive an exclusive 8 X 10 autographed photo of Sonia Sanchez plus all of the above.

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    Donors will receive everything at the $50 level plus a link to a digital download of the completed documentary (for personal use only).

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    Supporters at this generous level will receive a 12 X 18 full color poster of the film signed by Sanchez and the filmmakers and a link to a digital download of the completed documentary (for personal use only). Watch the film streaming in your own home or office. Plus everything at the $25 level.

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    Talib Kweli has generously donated this autographed CD: TALIB KWELI EARDRUM (2007). Receive this, AND watch the film streaming in your own home or office, PLUS everything at the $25 level.

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    "The Full Moon of Sonia" cd was released in 2004 when Sanchez toured with this unique performance of her poetry. For a donation of $100 you will receive this autographed copy, PLUS watch the film streaming in your own home or office. PLUS everything at the $25 level.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Unique: A Sonia Sanchez tote bag. This lightly used (by the author) bag can be yours for this generous donation. PLUS the choice of a digital download of the film or an autographed DVD. In addition, we’ll send you a 12 X 18 full color poster of the film signed by Sanchez and the filmmakers. Your name will appear in the film’s official website and we’ll give you a shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    A NEW REWARD from the author's personal collection: "BMa The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review" (1988), signed by Sanchez. PLUS everything at the $100 level.

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    BECAUSE YOU ASKED FOR THEM: we are offering five additional "BMa The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review" (1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004--first come first serve, tell us which you prefer), signed by Sanchez. PLUS everything at the $100 level.

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    You’ll receive a copy of Morning Haiku or Shake Loose My Skin (paperback) autographed by Sonia Sanchez and the choice of a digital download of the film or an autographed DVD. In addition, we’ll send you a 12 X 18 full color poster of the film signed by Sanchez and the filmmakers. Your name will appear in the film’s official website and we’ll give you a shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    From the author's personal collection: A 2003 Eboni Literati poster, autographed by Sonia Sanchez and the photographer, Jim Alexander. PLUS the choice of a digital download of the film or an autographed DVD; a 12 X 18 full color poster of the film signed by Sanchez and the filmmakers. Your name will appear in the film’s official website and we’ll give you a shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    A NEW REWARD from the author's personal collection: A 1991 poster, "Temple University presents an Evening with Maya Angelou" (11”X17”) autographed by Sanchez and Angelou. PLUS the choice of a digital download of the film or an autographed DVD; a 12 X 18 full color poster of the film signed by Sanchez and the filmmakers. Your name will appear in the film’s official website and we’ll give you a shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    A NEW REWARD from the author's personal collection: "A Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King" and 11" x 17" 1987 poster, autographed by Sanchez PLUS the choice of a digital download of the film or an autographed DVD; a 12 X 18 full color poster of the film signed by Sanchez and the filmmakers. Your name will appear in the film’s official website and we’ll give you a shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    In addition to everything at the $150 level, we will send you a USB drive with exclusive outtakes from the film —full-length readings of poems by Sanchez and others — and your name will appear in the film's credits.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Ten contributors will attend “Conversation and Song,” an event with Poet Laureates Sonia Sanchez, Toni Morrison and Rita Dove, hosted by First Person Arts, the evening of November 9, 2013 in Philadelphia. (Travel not included) Plus everything at the $250 level.

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    Ten contributors will attend “Conversation and Song,” an event with Poet Laureates Sonia Sanchez, Toni Morrison and Rita Dove, and musician Ruth Naomi Floyd, hosted by First Person Arts, at 7:30pm on Wed. November 6, 2013 in Philadelphia. (Travel not included) Plus everything at the $250 level. (Please note the other $300 reward has the incorrect date for the event.)

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    Just available: 4 more contributors will attend “Conversation and Song: Walking the Laureate Road” an event with Sonia Sanchez, Toni Morrison and Rita Dove, and musician Ruth Naomi Floyd, hosted by First Person Arts, at 7:30pm on Wed. November 6, 2013 in Philadelphia. (Travel not included) Plus everything at the $250 level.

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    A unique offer for poets of all ages: Sonia Sanchez has agreed to critique your poem, with a 14 line maximum. Anyone who has ever taken a class with Prof. Sanchez knows the value of this reward. In addition, you will receive a 12 X 18 full color poster of the film signed by Sanchez and the filmmakers, a USB drive with outtakes, a digital download of the film (for personal use only) or DVD, and a thank you on social media and our website. Plus, your name will appear in the film's credits.

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    Special offer for documentary makers! The three highly experienced makers of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez will view your rough cut or review your grants and fundraising strategy and give you a verbal consultation about your project (in-person or by skype - travel not included). Plus, you will receive everything at the $250 level.

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    Be the first to get a signed copy of S.O.S. – Calling All Black People, the major anthology of readings from the Black Arts Movement that Sonia Sanchez is editing (with J. H. Bracey Jr. and J. Smethurst). Due out in February. Plus a personally inscribed book of Sanchez poems and everything at the $250 level.

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    Human Rights/Women’s Studies special – we’ll send you an anthology of Attie & Goldwater DVDs, including Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter, Rosita, Maggie Growls, and Motherless. The filmmakers would also love to meet with you personally, or talk with you by skype, to give you an in-depth, inside look at the making of these films. Plus everything at the $250 level. (Travel not included)

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    Dinner for two with the amazing poet and activist Sonia Sanchez, at a time that is mutually agreeable, in the author's hometown city, Philadelphia (travel not included). At that dinner's culmination, Sanchez will inscribe a book of her poems and her new anthology on black arts. Plus, you will receive everything at the $1000 level.

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    Human Rights/Women’s Studies special with a presentation by the filmmakers. We’ll send you DVDs of our major documentaries and do a presentation and screening for your school, class or organization. Plus everything at the $250 level. (Travel costs are additional depending on location)

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    Donors at this level will receive an official ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit. Your name will appear in the film's credits, the IMDB page, and the website. You'll also be invited to the premiere or screening closest to your home. And you will receive all the rewards offered at the $1000 level and the new anthology S.O.S. – Calling All Black People. (Travel not included)

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    You can be an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez. We will thank you on social media, and many many times in person. We will add your name to IMDB and include you in the credits of the movie. As an Executive Producer you are also welcome to join us at the test screening(s), and at the premiere of course. Plus, all the above rewards (travel costs are not included).

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