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A feature documentary film about the women breaking down gender barriers in blue-collar construction trades.
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    A handwritten Hard Hatted Woman postcard from the director, thanking you for your support.

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    In addition to a handwritten thank-you postcard you'll receive a beautiful 5x7 PRODUCTION STILL of a tradeswoman from the film and a vinyl HARD HAT STICKER. You'll also be the first to see the movie when it's finished when we send you a free DIGITAL DOWNLOAD before its theatrical release.

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    You'll get to sport some original feminist hardware with our VENUS EYE-BOLT NECKLACE. Comes ready to wear with a ball chain and clasp, and each one is assembled by us personally with gratitude. You'll also get a bonus BUMPER STICKER to let everyone know there's a hard hatted woman (or fan) at the wheel, and extra hard hat stickers (for all you tradies out there). Plus you get all of the previous perks.

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    You'll get to sport some original feminist hardware with our VENUS EYE-BOLT NECKLACE. Comes ready to wear with a ball chain and clasp, and each one is assembled by us personally with gratitude. We'll also send you the 2015 IRONWORKER WOMEN CALENDAR, an awesome yearly tribute to women of iron. As a bonus you also get our BUMPER STICKER to let everyone know there's a hard hatted woman (or fan) at the wheel. Plus you get all of the previous perks.

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    We're really excited about this one! Our LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, screenprinted on a super soft fitted women's tee from American Apparel. This is an exclusive perk for our Kickstarter fans only! In addition, you'll get exclusive access to SPECIAL FEATURE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS--the full film with director commentary, extended scenes and interviews, as well as behind-the scenes clips.

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    Own a signed copy of the rare and out-of-print book "ALONE IN A CROWD: TRADESWOMEN TELL THEIR STORIES." This is a rare and beautiful gem that most inspired the film, a powerful collection of personal stories in tradeswomen's own words, from the women who truly went first.Your copy will be inscribed by the author Jean Reith Schroedel and director Lorien Barlow. As it is hard to find and out of print, some of these are gently used hardcover copies. Limited quantity available only at this level. Plus you get all of the previous perks.

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    Own a signed copy of the book "SISTERS IN THE BROTHERHOODS." This book is an essential part of tradeswoman history, telling the story of the first generation of union tradeswomen organizing for equality in the late 70's and 80's in New York City. Your copy will be inscribed by both the author Jane LaTour and director Lorien Barlow with their special thanks. Limited quantities available only at this level. Plus you get all of the above perks.

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    In addition to all of the above perks, you'll receive a link to our gallery of production stills--all portraits of tradeswomen at work--from which you can choose your favorite, and we'll send you a beautiful high-quality 9x12 PRINT, signed on the back by the director with thanks.

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    You will receive a SIGNED SPECIAL EDITION DVD of the film when it's finished with exclusive access to special features like director commentary and extended scenes and interviews, along with an 11x14 MOVIE POSTER signed to you with special thanks by the director. Plus you get all of the above perks.

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    You will receive SPECIAL THANKS IN THE END CREDITS of the film. You'll also be publicly recognized as an official sponsor of the film on our website. Plus you get all of the above perks.

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    You are invited to a PRIVATE ROUGH-CUT SCREENING of the film just before it's finished. Be part of the creative process and join a select audience that gets to watch the rough cut and offer feedback that will help us shape the final film. Join us at the live screening in NYC with the director and producers or receive a link to stream and we'll have a conversation via Skype or phone. Plus you get all of the above perks.

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    You will receive a unique memento from the film and piece of tradeswoman history in the making--a HARD HAT SIGNED BY THE WOMEN IN THE FILM. We'll also make you a personalized thank-you video and publicly acknowledge you as a JOURNEY-LEVEL SPONSOR on our website. Plus you get all of the above perks.

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    WE'LL COME TO YOUR EVENT. Whether a public or private screening of the film, a fundraiser, a conference, or just a celebration, the director will come to your event and do a Q&A, panel discussion, or whatever fits the bill for that event. The offer is good through two years after the release of the film, and we will cover the cost of travel if within the U.S. and Canada. Plus you get all of the above perks.

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    Become a producer. You'll get an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT in the opening credits of the film and our lifelong thanks. We couldn't have done it without your incredible generosity.

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