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A Place to Stand is the life story of Jimmy Santiago Baca, an award-winning poet who learned how to read and write while in prison.
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Jimmy's Online Poetry Reading - Reminder

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Jimmy's Online Poetry Reading

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Jimmy Baca Online Poetry Reading

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The Final Campaign

Hello Gang,

I'm excited to report that this morning we have launched our third and final Kickstarter campaign for A Place to Stand! You can visit it here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aplacetostand/a-place-to-stand-final-cut

This time around we only have two weeks to reach our goal and, like last time, if we don't reach our goal before our deadline we don't get any of the money pledged. Needless to say, we need your help. Of course, all of you have already been so generous - without you we wouldn't be in this wonderful position of 99.9% complete - but if you are moved again to support this new campaign, we would be very grateful.

As before, all donations are tax-deducible and I'm happy to say that there are lots of new and exciting rewards. So please check out the page, consider contributing, share the project with friends, family, bloggers, press outlets, co-workers (and everyone else who might be interested) and don't hesitate to be in touch with us if you have any questions or ideas.

Once again we want to express our deep gratitude for all of you. You have made it possible to bring the film to this final stage - at the edge of birth.

With Deep Gratitude,
The A Place to Stand Team

A New Development

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Hello Friends,

As you might know from our last update, we need to do one final round of fundraising so that we can complete A Place to Stand entirely. Originally, we had thought that $50,000 would be enough, but we were green and unprepared. We have since found out that what we've done with that $50,000 would normally cost around $500,000. So we've done well, but we can only stretch so far.

The only remaining pieces are sound design, dialogue editing, sound mix, color correction and permissions for archives. To ensure that we’re ready for any festival that accepts us, we need to raise this fast. So today we made a decision: we’re going to run one final Kickstarter campaign from December 2nd to December 16th.

We need your help! As it will be a short campaign, we need a team of dedicated supporters willing to spread the word and invite people to contribute. Can you help us by joining the team and helping to spread the word of this final Kickstarter campaign? As a token of thanks, we'll share with you a special sneak preview of the entire film as soon as the campaign ends.

If you're interested in participating, please respond to this message or email us at info@aplacetostandmovie.com. Again, thank you all for your help so far. We look forward to sharing the film with you very, very soon.

With Continued Gratitude,
The A Place to Stand Team