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This spring, two filmmakers will embark on a journey to the bottom of the world. Their destination — The Falkland Islands.
This spring, two filmmakers will embark on a journey to the bottom of the world. Their destination — The Falkland Islands.
128 backers pledged $11,422 to help bring this project to life.

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This spring, Jamie and Vern will embark on a journey to the bottom of the world. Their destination — The Falkland Islands.

51º South is the untold story of the Falkland Islander. June 2012 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the war between the UK and Argentina. And while the attention of others will focus strictly on the events of the past, our stories offer the exceptional opportunity to capture the experiences, hardships, and diversity of a people that construct this truly unique culture. A culture that, no matter how small, challenging or remote their existence may be, commands the attention of nations around the globe.

With the help of their friends at Falkland Islands TV, this endeavor will take them from East to West, by bush plane, helicopter, 4×4 and on foot. They will cross stunning landscapes, isolated communities and left-over minefields — and into a culture left still very much uncharted.

WHY WE NEED YOU? Our partners Redrock Micro®, The North Face® and Zeiss®, as well as our friends at FITV, believe in our ability to tell these incredible stories.  And while they have generously donated gear and time to our project, they have no financial involvement in the production of this series.The islands remoteness and geographical distance from us mean that an undertaking of this size is simply immense. Your contributions will go directly towards necessities such as airfare, accommodations, insurance, visas, and transportation around the islands. Please join our crew and become a part of this truly unique series!

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    Welcome aboard! Enjoy exclusive early access to online episodes as well as behind the scenes photos and footage not shown in the series. In addition to our newsletter and a personal thank you message.

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    You'll receive everything above PLUS:

    A custom printed 51° South postcard, handwritten to you from the filmmakers and mailed from the Falkland Islands.

    In addition to a limited edition set of hi-res digital photographs taken during the series.

    Finally, a very special toast to you! Jamie will send you a personalized ‘Cheers’ thank you video from the illustrious Victory Pub in Port Stanley.

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    It's official! You'll receive our custom embroidered '51° South: Crew' patch!

    We'll also send you a copy of the Penguin News: the official news source of the Falkland Islands and the limited edition set of hi-res digital photographs taken during the series.

    Finally, Vern will send you a personalized 'Thank you' video while standing in the icy South Atlantic waters (Lets see how many we can get before his feet fall off!)

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    You'll receive everything in the $50 reward PLUS:

    Sample the Diddle Dee berry! Never heard of it? Exactly... this is your chance to try one of the rarest berries on the planet! Diddle Dee jam or homemade soap - eat it or wash with it - your choice!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Now we're talking! You'll receive our custom embroidered '51° South: Crew' patch and we'll send you 3 original signed photographic prints.

    You'll receive a personal shout out from Jamie and Vern atop Mount Egmont overlooking the Saunders settlement and the sub-Antarctic tundra!

    Your name will be added and credited as a member of our "Crew".

    Finally, you will name (your choice) a Falkland Island sheep and we send you a personalized photograph with it!

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    You'll receive everything in the $250 reward PLUS:

    A Falkland Islands flag signed by the Governor of the Falklands and other Islanders, as well as 5 original signed photographic prints. Finally, we'll bring a little piece of the Falklands back with us for you to display in your home, show off to your friends, or just use as a paper weight! :)

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    You receive everything in the $500 reward PLUS: join our list of 51º South series partners! Your most generous contribution features you on the official website and credited in the finished series. In addition, Jamie and Vern will set up a Skype call from the Islands to thank you and will film the session to include in bonus material added to our series!

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