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One woman. One corporation. One village. Come crashing together as they rage war in the name of freedom or gold. Read more

Brooklyn, NY Documentary
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One woman. One corporation. One village. Come crashing together as they rage war in the name of freedom or gold.

Brooklyn, NY Documentary
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About this project

I am in production on a feature length documentary about a small rural village in Colombia who at this very moment are fighting their displacement. They are fighting against their very own government, the multinational corporation that wants their land and the paramilitary group that is slowly murdering their community leaders one by one.

You might be asking yourself why do these private interests want to evict the people from their land, the answer is simple... GOLD.

Rumors are swirling in the village that the government is going to remove the people from their homes by force in the coming weeks. The people have vowed to stay, fight and die if necessary.

What we need is your help to get us down to Colombia to document the eviction. We have made one previous trip to Colombia, and are fully aware of the severity of their situation. Take a moment to watch our video. Time is of the essence, every dollar counts, help us get to Colombia!

What your money will be used for:
Airfare, lodging, in country transportation, food, camera equipment and all productions costs.

If you would like to take a look at my previous film please go to www.entrenosfilm.com for more info

Pa'lante!

Paola Mendoza Director
Gabriel Noble Producer/Cinematographer
Juan Mejia Botero Producer

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    11 backers Limited (89 left of 100)

    I will send you a postcard filled with love and gratitude from Colombia. It will make you feel good to get something in the mail besides your bills!

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    A 4x6 limited edition portrait of one of the miners from the film. Each photograph will be numbered and signed by the artist. I promise you the pictures are stunning!

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    A DVD of the film before anyone else has the chance to own it! Plus an amazing photograph one of the miners! You'll be the coolest kid on the block!

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    A DVD of the film before anyone gets it and 4 amazing pictures to hang on your wall. You'll be an honorary Colombian.

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    A beautifully hand woven purse from Colombia. All natural materials, a perfect size tote bag. A wonderful gift or a great find for yourself!

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    A collection of my previous films, Autumn's Eyes, On the Outs, Without the King & Entre Nos. You might have missed them in the theaters but now you can own them!!!!!

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    Colombian Care Package. Coffee, candy, rum and other amazing treats that you have never had before. This care package will make you want to jump on a plane to Colombia just to eat everything all over again.

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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    Screening Party! A private screening for you and your friends in the comfort of your own home. I will show up at your house and we can chat over cupcakes. For in person q&a must be within 150 miles of NYC, anything farther we can do via skype! Oh and you get the care package too!

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    I will host a private dinner for four at an amazing Colombia restaurant in NYC. You'll eat an amazing meal and then party the night away at a salsa club near by. A complete Colombian experience!

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    A two night, three days all expense paid trip to the small village in Colombia where we are shooting the film. This trip is not for the light hearted. It's about having an adventure. Bucket showers, fruit you've never tasted and the most beautiful landscape you will ever see. If you are interested in the trip e-mail me directly so we can discuss it in detail before you commit.
    pmendoza44@gmail.com

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