Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 22, 2011.

Update #2

New Pledge Option


Quite a few of you have asked why there isn't a perk/pledge option for around $500. We just wanted to let you know that we have listened and now there is that option - check it out! Thanks.


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      Creator Melanie Willis on June 14, 2013

      Hi folks... any notion when I might be able to watch an online screening? Thanks...

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      Creator Yachaywasi Films on June 19, 2011

      Thank you so much to everyone that has helped us successfully reach our goal! We are truly grateful and very excited that so many of you have come together to make this happen.

      A question we are being asked .... do we still need funds? Yes we do. We have asked for $5000 as it is what we need for the next stage of production ... however fundraising will be on-going process. Any additional contributions go towards completion funding which is estimated at around $120,000. We know it sounds like an awful lot but for a high end doc it really isnt. Also.... more public (non-returnable funding) funds we get, the more we can give back to the communities involved in the production.

      Once again, thank you everyone that is making this project become a reality.

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  • Pledge $1 or more
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    6 backers

    Cattleya Reward : Our eternal gratitude to all of you for joining this important mission.

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    17 backers

    Heliconia Reward : You will receive a special thank you on the film’s website on our supporter’s page, regular e-blasts and a digital download of the current promo graphic for the film.

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    15 backers

    Water Lily Reward : The above plus: you'll be given access to an on-line screening upon the film’s completion.

  • Pledge $50 or more
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    13 backers

    Bromeliad Reward : $50 The above plus: a free digital download of the completed film (after the official release date) and choose from six limited edition digital production photographs to use as a screen saver (or however you like).

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    15 backers

    Maxillaria Reward : $100 The above plus: a signed copy of the official DVD, you get a mention within the credits at the end of the film under 'Special Thanks' and a selection of original music downloads from the Amazon and the film's soundtrack.

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    The above plus: special edition of the official DVD (will include out-takes), a selection of promo goodies (T-shirts, posters etc...), a private Skype call from the team and 2 free tickets to a screening upon release (location to be confirmed).

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    White Trillium Reward : The above plus: a mention within the credits at the end of the film under 'Principal Donor', private Skype calls from team members to give you production updates, an exclusive invitation to a screening of an early version of the documentary during post-production. We intend to screen any early version to an audience of around 100 to get some feedback before the final version of the documentary (Dates and locations TBC - own transport & lodging must be provided).

  • Pledge $5,000 or more
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    Encyclia Reward : The above plus: your name in the Associate Producer credits and a unique opportunity to come on location to be part of a production shoot. We want to offer a first hand glimpse of this epic struggle and provide a better understanding of the issue from both sides. Donors must provide travel to Peru (we will offset your carbon footprint of your investigational trip), lodging and have fully comprehensive travel insurance.

Funding period

- (65 days)