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Same Same But Different is the story of Veterans returning to Vietnam to heal the wounds of war.
Same Same But Different is the story of Veterans returning to Vietnam to heal the wounds of war.
188 backers pledged $25,050 to help bring this project to life.

One More For the Road....

Local backers...one last chance to pick up your SWAG.  D and I will be at Marble Brewery on  Tuesday, October 2nd, from 5-8 p.m.  The last event was quite nice.  We had a chance to talk to many of our backers about the project and to thank them in person. Several people asked if we still need funds.  The answer is...yes.  The campaign allowed us to get through production and to set up post.  Now there are hours and hours of editing, music rights, etc.  So, if you'd like to make a new contribution (or if you know someone who'd like to contribute for the first time), we'd be glad to offer the original rewards.  Make checks payable to:

Marabi Productions, Inc.

111 Walter St. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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LOCAL BACKER REWARDS PICK UP!!! SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 (2-5 p.m.), MARBLE BREWERY

Dear Local Backers--Please drop by Marble Brewery, 111 Marble Ave. NW, on Sunday, September 23rd between 2 and 5 p.m.  Deryle and Moisés will be there handing out your rewards (prints, T-shirts, DVDs, etc.), talking about the project, and drinking delicious Marble beer.  Unfortunately, you will have to pay for your own beer as we have blown all of our money on your rewards.  (You can check  your reward level on the Kickstarter site.)  We look forward to seeing you all.  Also, if you have any friends that didn't get a chance to contribute to the project, or if you have had an unexpected windfall, we will be accepting donations!  Once again, thank you so much.

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Ben Thanh Market, Saigon.

We are back in the United States, but I'm sending one last little piece of video from Vietnam.  Ben Thanh Market is a fantastic place in central Saigon where you can buy anything from pig eyeballs to  allegedly authentic Louis Vuitton bags and Rolex watches.  With the help of Vui, a young man Deryle has known for fifteen years, we made our way to the market to purchase the T-shirts for our generous backers.  We didn't make it fifty feet inside the market before three generations of Vietnamese women made it clear we need look no further.  After some haggling, we sealed the deal and started counting up the shirts (105!).

Important Notice:  Many of you have responded to a survey sent from Kickstarter giving your mailing address but NOT desired T-shirt size.  If you have not already done so, please send us the relevant information (mailing address and T-shirt size) to samesamedoc@gmail.com.  We will be sending out those rewards through September 1, 2012.  If we have not heard from you by then you will not receive the reward.

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Dinner with North Vietnamese on Veteran's Day

As you may remember, through internet serendipity, Deryle made contact with a group of North Vietnamese Veterans who were on the other side of his gun during a horrific battle back in May of 1968.  This time Deryle came prepared with gifts, a mesquite-handled ceremonial knife in a hand-stitched leather case all handmade by his friend Leroy Anderson, and a white stone with the word "Peace" in a cloth bag.  In this clip, Deryle begins presenting the gifts....

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Hoan Kiem Lake, 6:30 a.m.

One of the great joys of being in Hanoi is the culture of morning exercise around Hoan Kiem Lake.  Before the sun heats up the day, Hanoians come out to stretch, dance, do tai chi, fan dance, line dance, play badminton, run, lift weights or just walk vigorously.  

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