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To help end Africa's longest running war, Invisible Children and La Blogothèque will team up to film Take Away Shows in Uganda with three bands.
To help end Africa's longest running war, Invisible Children and La Blogothèque will team up to film Take Away Shows in Uganda with three bands.
355 backers pledged $21,626 to help bring this project to life.

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** CHECK OUT THE UPDATED REWARDS** **YEASAYER JUST CONFIRMED TO COME JOIN US ON THE TRIP!**

In Uganda, rebel leader Joseph Kony is currently abducting children and forcing them to fight in a war that has lasted over 23 years. When, in 2003, three young guys from southern California traveled to Uganda and stumbled across this situation, they knew they had to share it with the world. The result was the documentary film Invisible Children and, after an unexpectedly overwhelming response to the film, the non-profit organization of the same name.

Invisible Children has always been an organization that prides itself on creativity – and we have seen the power that film and music can have on educating and motivating individuals. Invisible Children, in partnership with La Blogotheque, has set out to make a documentary film combining the power of the Invisible Children's story with the influence of three of our culture’s most innovative musical groups.

In 2010, the members of Polyphonic Spree, Yeasayer and one other band (TBD), will join the Invisible Children crew and La Blogotheque on a journey to Gulu, Uganda. While there, the bands will learn about the many affects the 24-year-long war has had on the area and its inhabitants, and they will learn about what’s being done to stop it. During their stay, each of the bands will play a show – in La Blogotheque’s Take Away Show fashion – interacting with the locals and using the surroundings and the scenery to enhance the experience for all. The result will be a documentary film – a series of three Take Away Shows interspersed with band member interviews and local events. The film will be sold by Invisible Children in an effort to raise funds to further promote awareness of the 23-year-long war and to support the Invisible Children programs.

Invisible Children and La Blogotheque want YOU to be involved. Your support will not only help get production for this project under way, but it will ultimately help us in proving to the world that ‘musical notes can be more powerful than bullets, and songs more powerful than bombs’.

**NOTE: Due to the high cost of international travel, this project will require funding beyond what’s raised here on Kickstarter.com. If that additional funding is not received by the end of this campaign, your pledge will be saved and you’ll be contacted when additional funding does come through to approve your initial pledge. Thanks so much for believing that music can change the world. This project cannot happen without YOU!! Please tell your friends.

***Please check back. We'll keep this page updated as we confirm the other bands.

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    Receive everything in the $50 pledge as well as the Invisible Children: Rough Cut DVD signed by IC Founders, Jason Russell and Laren Poole, once we reach our goal.

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    Receive everything in the $50 pledge as well as the Invisible Children: Rough Cut DVD signed by IC Founders, Jason Russell and Laren Poole, once we reach our goal.
    ■ Signed Polyphonic Spree Album of your choice

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    Pledge $300 Receive everything from the $100 pledge as well as a 20 page iPhoto photo book with photos from the band’s trip. ■ A personal Thank You video from the bands and film makers that we'll shoot it in Uganda.
    ■ An Official Polyphonic Spree ROBE signed by the band members.

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    The first 3 people to pledge $750 will receive all of the above along with a small personalized trip journal (made from an authentic Ugandan school notebook) SIGNED BY ALL THE BANDS AND CREW on the trip. The notebook will also have 10 original behind the scenes photos pasted onto the pages. ■ ”Special Thanks” Credit in the film ■ Receive a SPECIAL INVITE to a Take Away Show shot in the nearest major city to where you live (limited to the US and Paris, France)

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    LAST MINUTE ADD ON: The first 3 people to pledge $1,000 will receive all of the above along with a small personalized trip journal (made from an authentic Ugandan school notebook) SIGNED BY ALL THE BANDS AND CREW on the trip. The notebook will also have 10 original behind the scenes photos pasted onto the pages. ■ ”Special Thanks” Credit in the film ■ Receive a SPECIAL INVITE to a Take Away Show shot in the nearest major city to where you live (limited to the US and Paris, France)

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    Receive all of the above (excluding the Take Away Show) as well as a “Associate Producer” credit. ■ We’ll organize a Pocket Party (Soireé de Poche) for you in the nearest major city to where you live (limited to the US and Paris, France). You can even choose the bands! You’ll have to be flexible, but we’ll do our best to get them… please don’t ask for Bjork, etc. ☺

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