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Journalist encounters birth, marriage and death in a besieged village and shows how the long standoff changed history and his own life.
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    You will receive special thanks on Facebook and the website of WOUNDED KNEE: A LINE IN THE SAND.

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    You will receive an actual hard-copy DVD of the completed film (expected release 2015), plus a special thanks on Facebook and the website of WOUNDED KNEE: A LINE IN THE SAND.

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    You will receive a high-definition, digital download of the completed film (expected release 2015) ) and special thanks on Facebook and the website of WOUNDED KNEE: A LINE IN THE SAND.

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    In addition to the rewards listed above, you will receive a high quality, downloadable film festival poster created for the film, a personal “thank you” call from Director Kevin McKiernan and a DVD copy of McKiernan's award-winning 2011 film BRINGING KING TO CHINA (bringingkingtochina.com), signed by the director.

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    SIGNED ARCHIVAL PRINT! In addition to the rewards listed above, you will receive this special premium: an 8X10 signed archival print of a photograph taken by Kevin McKiernan during the Siege of Wounded Knee in 1973 (many of these photos have been published in national magazines; some are in museum collections). McKiernan will select your print from the photo collection, which is accessible at this link:
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    Finally, you will receive DVD copies of two of Director Kevin McKiernan’s award-winning films: BRINGING KING TO CHINA (bringingkingtochina.com) and GOOD KURDS, BAD KURDS (kevinmckiernan.com), both signed by the director.

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    SIGNED ARCHIVAL PRINTS! In addition to the rewards listed above, you will receive two separate, signed 8X10 archival prints of photographs taken by Kevin McKiernan during the Siege of Wounded Knee in 1973. McKiernan will select your prints from the photo collection, which can be accessed at this link:
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    PASS THE POPCORN!
    In addition to the rewards listed above, you will receive two tickets to the film festival premiere of WOUNDED KNEE: A LINE IN THE SAND (travel expenses not provided). You will be invited to the after-film party and introduced to the filmmakers and Yurok tribal member Willard Carlson, the protagonist in the film.

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    PASS THE POPCORN AND THE CANDY!
    In addition to the rewards listed above, you will be publicly acknowledged as a film sponsor during the audience Q&A and you will be invited to the after-film party, where you will be recognized and introduced to the filmmakers and to Yurok tribal member Willard Carlson, the protagonist in the film. You will also receive a CD copy of Kevin McKiernan's 65-minute audio documentary, WOUNDED KNEE EPILOGUE, which was awarded a first place award in 1974 for Excellence in National Reporting.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT! In addition to the rewards listed above, you will receive a screen credit as an Associate Producer of the film. Your name will appear on the DVD, in all film festival screenings and in all versions of the film submitted for television broadcast. You will also receive, if you choose, a two-hour meeting with Director Kevin McKiernan via Skype or in person in his Santa Barbara studio (travel expenses not provided). If interested, you will receive filmmaking advice, critiques of your own project and inside information on the nuts and bolts of making of an award-winning documentary. You will have the opportunity to view the Rough Cut and to participate in discussions.

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    YUROK VILLAGE: In addition to the rewards listed above, Willard Carlson, the protagonist in the film, will give you a personal tour of Ah Pah, the traditional village he’s building on the Yurok reservation in northern California, including a boat ride on the beautiful Klamath River (travel expenses not provided). Please see New York Times story on Willard and the Ah Pah village (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/us/yurok-indian-traditions-to-be-revived-in-new-village.html?pagewanted=all

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT! In addition to all the rewards listed above (and our life long gratitude (!), you will receive credit as an Executive Producer of the film and a profile creation on IMBd. You’ll also be invited to go to lunch with Director Kevin McKiernan and legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler in Los Angeles (travel expenses not provided). Finally, Director Kevin McKiernan will travel anywhere in the U.S. to give you, your school, organization, or business a private screening of WOUNDED KNEE: A LINE IN THE SAND.

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