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Six people. One City. Our Future. LAND OF OPPORTUNITY captures the tumultuous reconstruction of New Orleans.
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    The "Fan" bundle: Access to the digital download and kickstarter updates PLUS a copy of the DVD when it is released, chock-full of extras.

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    Fan bundle PLUS a Limited Edition LAND OF OPPORTUNITY stencil, handmade by our own Cinematographer, Micheal "Boedi" Boedigheimer.

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    Fan bundle PLUS a signed copy of a forthcoming new CD from local New Orleans jazz guitarist Raphael Bas. You can hear his great sounds via his website: http://www.raphaelbas.com/

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    Fan Bundle PLUS a signed copy of ONE of the following essential books:
    1. "A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster" by Rebecca Solnit.
    2. "Breach of Faith" by Jed Horne.
    3. "Floodlines" by Jordan Flaherty (to be released in August, 2010).

    We will contact you after the campaign ends so you can choose your book.

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    Fan bundle PLUS a Limited Edition LAND OF OPPORTUNITY t-shirt, made by great local designer Dirty Coast. (We will contact you for your size).

    Check out http://www.dirtycoast.com to see examples of DC's awesome work.

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    Fan bundle PLUS a signed copy of "Suburban Nation", a groundbreaking work on urban planning and architecture by Andrés Duany, one of the stars of LAND OF OPPORTUNITY.

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    Fan Bundle PLUS signed copies of "Clear as Mud", an important new book from Dr. Rob Olshansky and Laurie Johnson about the recovery and planning process in New Orleans.

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    Fan bundle PLUS a special New Orleans gift basket with edible treats, simple recipes, and other memorabilia from the city we all love so much.

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    The "Supporter" bundle: Fan Bundle, a signed DVD (when available), plus a special Supporter credit on our DVD and website.

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    Supporter bundle PLUS a box-set of seminal films by local filmmakers, including:
    1. "By Invitation Only" by Rebecca Snedeker (also LAND OF OPPORTUNITY co-producer), 2. "Faubourg Treme" by Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Eric Elie,
    3. "All on Mardi-Gras Day" by Royce Osborn.

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    Supporter bundle PLUS a limited edition signed print by New Orleans photographer and writer Pableaux Johnson.

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    Supporter bundle PLUS a signed print from local photographer Shawn Escoffery.

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    Supporter bundle PLUS a handcrafted print from renowned New Orleans architect and artist Bob Tannen.

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    The "Benefactor" package: digital download access, signed DVD (when available), and a special Benefactor credit on our DVD and website. You will receive exclusive LAND OF OPPORTUNITY updates and invitations to screenings in your area.

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    Benefactor package PLUS cooking demonstration for you and up to 5 friends (total 6 people) in a traditional Creole Cottage in New Orleans with renowned local writer and filmmaker Lolis Eric Elie. Your party will get copies of the exquisite recipes and demonstrations of the dishes.
    PLEASE NOTE: If you're not based in New Orleans, you are responsible for your travel arrangements and lodging.

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    Benefactor package PLUS an exclusive, personalized walking tour of New Orleans for you and two friends with world-renowned urban planner and architect Andrés Duany, star of LAND OF OPPORTUNITY.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you're not based in New Orleans, you are responsible for your travel arrangements and lodging.

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    Benefactor package PLUS a non-theatrical private screening for you and up to 10 of your closest friends in a city and venue (private home, small business, community center, etc.) of your choice. Producer/Director Luisa Dantas will attend the screening and host a Q&A discussion about the project.

    PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for the logistics of the event and travel arrangements for Luisa (if outside the Gulf Coast). Luisa will have limited availability from July 15th through August 29th, 2010.

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    Benefactor package PLUS non-theatrical private screening for you and up to 20 of your closest friends with director Luisa Dantas in a city and venue (private home, small business, community center, etc.) of your choice. Luisa Dantas will attend the screening and host a Q&A discussion about the project.

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    Benefactor package PLUS A personalized "Land of Opportunity" tour of New Orleans for you and a friend by Producer/Director Luisa Dantas and NOLA native and Co-Producer Rebecca Snedeker and a special surprise NOLA guest.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are not based in New Orleans, you are responsible for your own travel arrangements and lodging.

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    Benefactor package, plus 2 invitations to our NOLA premiere with special Benefactor recognition at the event. Local lodging for two nights and dinner for two at a celebrated New Orleans eatery are also included.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you live outside of New Orleans, you are responsible for your own airfare.

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    Benefactor package PLUS a one-on-one weekend Editing Workshop in our LAND OF OPPORTUNITY office with Producer/Director Luisa Dantas, who in her past life was an accomplished film teacher! During the workshop, you will use footage from LAND OF OPPORTUNITY to cut a scene or trailer for the project, which will be featured on our website and credited to you.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are not based in New Orleans, you are responsible for your own travel arrangements and lodging.

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    Fan Bundle PLUS, if you know anyone with a birthday this summer, why not treat them to a special and unique HOMEMADE birthday cake, baked by our own assistant editor Jen Picard! Jen's fine handywork can be seen on one of our previous updates, when she baked Luisa an exquisite birthday cake. Only TWO cakes available to backers in the New Orleans area (too delicate to ship, sorry!)

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    Fan Bundle PLUS a signed copy of "Choices", a fabulous jazz CD from Grammy award-winning musician and composer Terence Blanchard, featuring special guest Cornel West.

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