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Five accomplished, politically progressive filmmakers come together to raise the collective consciousness on the Afghanistan War.
Five accomplished, politically progressive filmmakers come together to raise the collective consciousness on the Afghanistan War.
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    Special thanks in final credits of final version of FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN for this level and any above.

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    Limited-edition postcard designed by Eric Gulliver when the film comes out sent to your address. (http://ericpgulliver.weebly.com/graphic-design.html)

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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 Pacho Velez. Choose between OCCUPATION (2002) and BASTARDS OF UTOPIA (2010), thanks to Documentary Educational Resources (www.der.org).

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    FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN DVD (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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    Signed copy of Noam Chomsky's influential book HEGEMONY OR SURVIVAL: AMERICA'S QUEST FOR GLOBAL DOMINANCE.

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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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    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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    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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    Limited-edition FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN t-shirt printed with film's exclusive design. Backers at this level will also recieve FFA button and postcard.

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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 8x10 photo print from a FFA filmmaker’s segment

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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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