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A series of short documentaries produced by youth with incarcerated parents, exploring the effects of mass incarceration in America
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    Early access to password-protected stream of our Visiting film - which recently screened at the White House.

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    One Special Edition DVD of "THE VISIT: A Day with my Father in Sing Sing" - our newest and most ambitious film, including behind-the-scenes chapter about the crew's process filming in Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

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    A Copy of "Knock Knock" - a celebrated children book by Obie-winning playwright (and project advisor) Daniel Beaty, based on the poem made famous on HBO's Def Poetry Jam. OR a copy of "Transforming Pain to Power" - Daniel Beaty's riveting story of growing up with an incarcerated parent, and his journey to overcome pain and find his voice. (Generously donated by the author)

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    Downloadable files of our first 4 films, and 3 DVD's of your choice.

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    Downloads, 3 DVD's, PLUS invitation to rough-cut screening of our next film in New York City (transportation not included).

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    Deluxe Screening Package. This includes 4 DVD’s, two books by Daniel Beaty, a curriculum/discussion guide, and Skype Q&A with the filmmakers. You can order this for yourself or “gift” it to an organization of your choice.

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    You're purchasing a screening and panel discussion (in NYC area). You can purchase this for your organization or fund a screening for another organization in your name. PLUS film downloads and 4 dvd's of your choice .

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    You're purchasing a hand's-on filmmaking workshop for young people. This could be for your youth group, after school program, or foster care agency in the New York City area, or you could fund a workshop for another organization in your name. PLUS downloads, 4 DVD's, and you will receive "Special Thanks" credit of the rest of our short films.

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    You're funding the filmmaking training for one new crew member to join the Echoes crew! You will receive downloads, 4 dvd's of your choice, invite to VIP screening in NYC (transportation not included) PLUS You will receive "Very Special Thanks" credit of the rest of our short films.

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    You are funding production of our next film! You will receive downloads, DVD's, invite to VIP screening in NYC (transportation not included) PLUS Co-Executive Producer credit of the rest of our short films.

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