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      Creator Jason on November 4, 2012

      Has the DVD gone into commercial production yet? I am really looking forward to getting a glance at it.

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      Creator Sandy Maliga on October 17, 2011

      Hooray for everyone who gave! Look forward to a great film that has an impact.

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      Creator Pamela Yates on October 17, 2011

      Congratulations John and Team Far From Afghanistan. So well-deserved and such an important project.

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      Creator Mark Day on September 19, 2011

      John, Minda & friends. Great project.
      will pass on the word to others.

      Mark Day
      (just got funded through kickstarter for: "Rising Souls, Singing Scorpions"

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    Your choice of a signed DVD directed by FFA editor Pacho Velez. Choose between OCCUPATION (2002) and BASTARDS OF UTOPIA (2010), thanks to Documentary Educational Resources (www.der.org).

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    Your choice of a signed DVD produced by FFA producer Steve Holmgren. Choose between Matt Porterfield's PUTTY HILL (2011) and Marie Losier's THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE (2011), upon commercial release.

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    Your choice of a signed DVD directed by FFA editor Robert Todd. Choose between IN LOVING MEMORY (2005) or a collection of shorts (2009) including REPAIR, GATHERING, SPECTRAL CYCLE, GROUNDPLAY, GOLDEN HOUR, LULLABY, SEEKING SUNLIGHT, and CASCADE.

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    Your choice of a signed DVD by FFA filmmaker Minda Martin. Choose between FREE LAND (2009), AKA KATHE (2000), or LOVE, LOSS, AND LONGING (2007), a shorts collection (distributed by V Tape).

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    Your choice of a signed DVD by FFA filmmaker Jon Jost. Choose between SPEAKING DIRECTLY: SOME AMERICAN NOTES (1973-75) and PLAIN TALK & COMMON SENSE (1987).

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    Your choice of signed short DVD from FFA filmmaker Soon-mi Yoo's collection, including PINK (2011), DANGEROUS SUPPLEMENT (2006), ISAHN (2004), SSITKIM: TALKING TO THE DEAD (2004), and FAITH (1999).

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    Limited-edition signed DVD of Brave New Films' RETHINK AFGHANISTAN, autographed by director Robert Greenwald (OUTFOXED, STEAL THIS MOVIE). Find out more about the film here: rethinkafghanistan.com.

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    One-of-a-kind compilation DVD of your choice of FFA filmmaker Travis Wilkerson's works, including any combination equal to 120 minutes of the following films: A-U-D (65 min), NATIONAL ARCHIVE (15 min), SUPERIOR ELEGY (25 min), WKCR? REDUX (70 min), PLUTO DECLARATION (5 min). DVD will include personalized hand-written note from Travis.

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    Your choice of signed DVD by FFA filmmaker John Gianvito: out of circulation, THE MAD SONGS OF FERNANDA HUSSEIN (2001) or his latest, VAPOR TRAIL (Clark) not yet on DVD.

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    “Mixtape” CD of anti-war songs selected by the FFA filmmakers. Backers at this level will also receive FFA t-shirt, button, and postcard.

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    Limited-edition signed 11x14 photo print of Occupy Wall Street movement by FFA website designer Adrian Kinloch. Check out his work at adriankinloch.net.

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    Limited-edition 18x24 FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN poster designed by Just Seeds' Josh MacPhee (http://justseeds.org/).

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    Send a video camera to a young Afghan filmmaker! The camera will be sent under your name along with The Far From Afghanistan Team, and you'll receive special thanks in the final credits of the film.

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    Private screening in October of FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN: THE OCTOBER EDITION, hosted by someone in the FFA team (NYC, LA, Massachusetts). Transportation not provided.

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    Private 3-hour workshop on politcal filmmaking in the Boston-Cambridge area hosted by John Gianvito.

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    All access pass to the 10th annual Independent Film Festival of Boston; April 2012, Boston, MA. This pass gets access to all film screenings, panels, and parties.

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    SENSOR OPERATOR'S FLIGHT SUIT. This is a real flight suit that contains the actual patches used by U.S. Sensor Operators with a unique custom made patch for the character, Sargent Adam Smith, from Minda Martin's segment of FFA. Inside the suit will be a hand made patch with a message by the director.

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    2 VIP tickets to our festival premiere, plus private dinner with those in attendance from the FFA team (transportation and accommodation not provided).

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    CAPTAIN JOHN HANSEN'S FLIGHT SUIT. This is the one-of-a-kind flight suit with real patches used by US Drone Pilots and featuring a unique custom made patch for the lead character, Captain John Hansen, from Minda Martin's segment of FFA. Inside the suit will be a hand made patch with message by the director.

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    An Associate Producer credit in the final credits of FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN.

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    An Executive Producer credit in the final credits of FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN.

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