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A documentary about European Jews who fled Europe to escape the Nazis and found refuge in Ecuador.
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Eva Zelig

226 backers pledged $41,630 to help bring this project to life.

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Download "An Unknown Country"

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Dear friends and supporters of An Unknwon Country,

I finally can send you a download of the documentary to fulfill the promise I made to Kickstarter donors. Please remember, this is for your private use only, not for events or classrooms. If you plan a public screening, you need to alert me by email at: grilloproductionsny@gmail.com.

Here is the download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/arnhsbsef5uinrh/An_Unknown_Country_SCREENER%202.zip?dl=0

Recently, the film had a public screening in New York City and two in Ecuador. Audiences have reacted with great enthusiasm and emotion. Will continue to  keep you informed about upcoming screenings. 

Thanks so much for all your support.

Eva

New York Screening of "An Unknown Country"

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Dear friends,

Just a reminder that the upcoming New York screening of An Unknown Country will take place Wednesday, January 21 at the Leo Baeck Institute/Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16 Street. Time: 6:30 PM.

For information & tickets: http://unknown-country.brownpapertickets.com

General: $10. LBI members: $5. You can also reserve tickets by phone (212-744-6400). 

Dr. Leo Spitzer, Vernon Professor of History Emeritus at Dartmouth College, and author of Hotel Bolivia: The Culture of Memory in a Refuge from Nazism (1998), will give a talk to introduce the film. There will be a reception afterwards. 

I you know anyone who might be interested in the film, please spread the word.

Again, thanks for your support of this project.

Eva

Matching Grant Deadline

Dear friends of An Unknown Country,

You may recall that a generous anonymous donor pledged a $1000 matching grant to this film project that tells the story of Jewish exile to Ecuador. However, his offer is valid only until this month.

If you wish to make a year-end tax-deductible donation, large or small, or know someone who may wish to contribute, please note these instructions: 

MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION BY CREDIT CARD: Click or copy/paste this link: http://www.nywift.org/article.aspx?ID=3591 -- This will lead you to the film project's page in my fiscal sponsor’s website. The sponsor is New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT). Under the title, AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY, you will see this: DONATE NOW. Select it and you will reach the registration/donation page where you can follow instructions on how to donate by credit card.*

Again, many thanks for your past support.

Happy Holidays!

Eva 

*Note: New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) acts as a non-profit umbrella organization for film and video makers seeking to raise funds who require non-profit status to do so. NYWIFT accepts tax deductible contributions on their behalf, and administers and disburses those funds back to them.

AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY screening: 1/21/2015

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Mark your calendar: The screening of AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY in Manhattan will take place Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Leo Baeck Institute, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY.

General admission: $10. LBI members: $5. For tickets, click on this link:              http://unknown-country.brownpapertickets.com

Dr. Leo Spitzer, Vernon Professor of History Emeritus at Dartmouth College, and author of Hotel Bolivia: The Culture of Memory in a Refuge from Nazism (1998), will give a lecture to introduce the film. There will be a reception afterwards.

Hope to see you at the screening.

Eva

Surprise: Another Matching Grant!

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Dear friends of AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY,

Some of you may already know about this recent offer, but if you don't know, here it is: 

A generous, anonymous donor has offered a $1000 matching grant to this film project that tells the story of Jewish exile to Ecuador. I know I've asked for donations way too many times, but I couldn't ignore this great opportunity. Although production is complete, expenses haven't stopped. So, if you wish to make a tax-deductible donation in any amount, please note the instructions below. I'd be most grateful.

MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION BY CREDIT CARD

Click or copy/paste this link: http://www.nywift.org/article.aspx?ID=3591 -- This will lead you to the film project's page in my fiscal sponsor’s website. My sponsor is New York Women in Film & Television. Under the title, AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY, you will see this: DONATE NOW. Select it and you will reach the registration/donation page where you can follow instructions on how to donate by credit card.*

Again, many thanks for your support.

Eva

*Note: New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) acts as a non-profit umbrella organization for film and video makers seeking to raise funds who require non-profit status to do so. NYWIFT accepts tax deductible contributions on their behalf, and administers and disburses those funds back to them.