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"Exit Zero" weaves a portrait of one family as it explores a Rust Belt community’s struggles with job loss and environmental pollution.
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    Set of 5 postcards of contemporary and historical Southeast Chicago, signed thank you note, and name on website list of supporters.

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    Exit Zero T-shirt (black with film poster of 1920s camera with exit zero sign in lens) and name on website list of supporters

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    Autographed copy of book "Exit Zero: Family and Class in Post-Industrial Chicago" by Christine Walley and name on website list of supporters.

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    Thank you in credits at end of Exit Zero documentary, plus autographed copy of Exit Zero book, T-shirt and other rewards mentioned above

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    Full-size film poster autographed by filmmakers, thank you in credits at end of Exit Zero documentary, plus autographed copy of Exit Zero book, T-shirt and other rewards mentioned above

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    Dinner with filmmakers at Small World Serbo-Croatian tavern in Southeast Chicago OR dinner at filmmakers' home in Cambridge, MA (transportation not included); plus rewards listed above

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    Tour of Southeast Chicago toxic sites with filmmakers and local environmental activists OR tour of MIT campus with the filmmakers (transportation not included) plus rewards listed above

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