Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 17, 2011.

Update #2

VII photographer Ed Kashi backs DELTA BOYS

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http://edkashi.com/blog/

Ed Kashi is a phenomenal photojournalist and documentary photographer. He is a member of the premiere photo agency VII.

I am really honored that Ed is backing the DELTA BOYS Kickstarter campaign. Check out the post on his blog about DELTA BOYS: http://edkashi.com/blog/

Ed has done very powerful work in the same oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria where I filmed DELTA BOYS. He published a beautiful photobook on the subject titled: CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta

Like me, Ed was even detained in the Niger Delta by government forces, and prevented from working freely. Indeed, the Nigerian government tends to want to suppress coverage of the conflict and environmental destruction that has resulted from the exploitation of oil in the Niger Delta.

We're off to a good start, but there's still a ways to go. If we don't reach our minimum goal of $15,000, no money changes hands! So, please continue to share this link to the campaign with your own networks: http://kck.st/uKUlyc

Thank you!
Andrew

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    Thank you for your support! Every dollar counts! Your name will be listed on the film website under FRIENDS OF DELTA BOYS.

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    Alternate T-shirt design. Designer Brenda Fox came up with a great icon to represent DELTA BOYS and the conflict over oil: an oil-drum with a tear drop. But is it a tear drop, a drop of blood, or a drop of oil. (See design at bottom of project description.) You’ll also have your name listed on the film website under FRIENDS OF DELTA BOYS.

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    Just for fun, I’ll take you to dinner and drinks in Manhattan or Brooklyn. (I love this city!) We’ll talk about filmmaking, photography and anything else. You’ll also have your name listed on the film website under FRIENDS OF DELTA BOYS.

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    You’ll receive a 12 x 30" limited edition black & white archival print of “Irene, Rockaways.” OK, this one’s local. The photo captures an instant in time on Brooklyn’s Rockaway Beach during Hurricane Irene, August 28, 2011. You’ll also have your name listed on the film website under FRIENDS OF DELTA BOYS.

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    You’ll receive two VIP tickets to the world premiere of DELTA BOYS. (Transportation and lodging not included.) You'll also receive the Complete Andrew Berends Documentary Film Collection on DVD including four films: THE BLOOD OF MY BROTHER, WHEN ADNAN COMES HOME, URK and DELTA BOYS. In addition, you’ll receive the DELTA BOYS movie poster, a DELTA BOYS T-shirt and a digital download of DELTA BOYS. You’ll also have your name listed on the film website under FRIENDS OF DELTA BOYS. (Items ship separately when they become available between January and July 2012.)

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    FILMMAKER ATTENDED SCREENING: You host a private screening at your home for your friends and colleagues with director Andrew Berends in attendance. Andrew will present the film and host a Q&A after the screening. (Does not include transportation and lodging outside New York City.) You’ll also receive the Complete Andrew Berends Documentary Film Collection on DVD including THE BLOOD OF MY BROTHER, WHEN ADNAN COMES HOME, URK and DELTA BOYS, and you'll have your name listed on the film website under FRIENDS OF DELTA BOYS.

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    I'll spend a day with you to create a photographic environmental portrait or photo essay of you, your family, or the subject of your choosing. (Travel and lodging not included outside the Greater New York area.) You’ll also receive two VIP tickets to the world premiere of DELTA BOYS. (Transportation and lodging not included.) Plus the Complete Andrew Berends Documentary Film Collection on DVD including four films: THE BLOOD OF MY BROTHER, WHEN ADNAN COMES HOME, URK and DELTA BOYS. In addition, you’ll receive the DELTA BOYS movie poster, a DELTA BOYS T-shirt and a digital download of DELTA BOYS. You’ll also have your name listed on the film website under FRIENDS OF DELTA BOYS. (Items ship separately when they become available between January and July 2012.)

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