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A traveling documentary film festival that screens in makeshift spaces and offers its programming for free!
582 backers pledged $55,819 to help bring this project to life.

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    AMBULAN-THON: Every new backer will be able to watch 5 amazing docs with a screener link and password. The documentary celebration begins with 2 Mexican documentaries: Bernardo Ruiz's REPORTERO and Tin Dirdamal's Sundance supported doc RIVERS OF MEN. Check back to see which other incredible films we will be revealing for backers the last 5 days of the campaign. Also, you'll be able to join us for a Google Hangout Telethon this Monday for a Q&A with the filmmakers! FINE PRINT: Screener link and password will be sent to all backers in separate updates starting tomorrow Saturday by 12pm. Each password will be good for 7 days. Each documentary will be made available to NEW and all existing backers.

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    BUENA ONDA:
    Good vibes! Thank you for joining the movement. We @AmbulanteCA will follow you and send you a shout. PLUS we'll proudly pay tribute to you by listing your name on Ambulante California's web page. PLUS you will get access to our exclusive series of project update videos.

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    CHAMACO Y CHAMACAS:
    Wear your Ambulante support with a pack of 4 uniquely designed mini-buttons PLUS a picture postcard which shows the incredible Ambulante experience in Mexico, PLUS Buena Onda

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    CHIDOS: Our filmmaker friends Omar Rodriguez Lopez and Adam Thomson believe in our mission to stimulate dialogue through the power of film, and platforms that connect storytellers directly with audiences. Thanks to them, we are thrilled to offer a private link to 2012 SXSW Dramatic Competition film LOS CHIDOS!!! The film has not been released yet anywhere in the world so this gives you exclusive access to view the movie online through a password protected link during the one week in late August we make it available, PLUS Buena Onda.

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    CLOSE-UP: Your face all up in our official Ambulante California festival trailer! Send us your headshot – we will create an awesome collage of all your smiling faces. PLUS Buena Onda

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    THIS IS FOR OUR PAISAS: Have your own private screening (password protected Vimeo link) of the subversively historical, never-before released short film compilation, Revolucion. 10 short films directed by today's most visionary Mexican filmmakers including Carlos Reygadas (Japon) Gerardo Naranjo (Miss Bala), and Patricia Riggen (La Misma Luna) Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, among others. PLUS Close Up, PLUS Buena Onda

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    GALAN AMBULANTE: TWO EXCLUSIVE PERKS IN ONE: Limited special edition Ambulante tank top in a bright neon color AND you get a strip of the 35mm film Abel directed by Diego Luna, PLUS Paisas, PLUS Close Up, PLUS Buena Onda

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    VATO y VATAS:
    Let's kick it! Join us and Diego Luna at a special BACKERS ONLY party right before our festival (Sept. 20 tentatively)
    PLUS Paisas, PLUS Close Up, PLUS Buena Onda

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    ANOTHER 2 EXCLUSIVE PERKS IN ONE: Our friend Carlos Reygadas has agreed to sign a few posters of his last opus which blurred the line of fiction and non fiction, Post Tenebras Lux.
    AND a picture postcard SIGNED by Gael García Bernal. PLUS Paisas, PLUS Vatos, PLUS Close Up, PLUS Buena Onda

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    COMPADRES Y COMADRES:
    We will snag you plus a guest a film premiere & party ticket to CANANA's upcoming film, EL ARDOR, starring Gael García Bernal.
    (delivery depends on release date)
    PLUS Vatos, PLUS Paisa, PLUS Close-Up, PLUS Buena Onda

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    CHAROLASTRA:
    Thanks to our friends at Criterion Collection, we are able to offer you the incomparable collector's edition box set of the breakthrough film, Y tu mamá también AND the original Charolastras, Diego and Gael will sign and dedicate it to you! PLUS Paisa, PLUS Vatos, PLUS Close-Up, PLUS Chamacos, PLUS Buena Onda

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    AMBULANTEANDO:
    Experience the original, one of a kind and epic world class film festival, Ambulante on its special 10th year anniversary in Mexico next year! Come to magical Oaxaca in May (date tbc) and celebrate the festival's closing fiestas. Includes 2 nights of hotel, private lunch and dinners with international filmmakers and guests, your own dedicated volunteer guide & translator, All Access Pass, and a special Ambulante 10 year anniversary gift. (Flight not included). PLUS PAISA, PLUS Vatos, PLUS Close-Up, PLUS Buena Onda

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    CINEASTA: This is for aspiring filmmakers who are ready to learn the ropes firsthand and jump into the world of production. Think of it as your on the set film school. For being the headliner backer of Ambulante California we will arrange an immersive, on-set apprenticeship with CANANA's Pablo Cruz, the producer of Cesar Chavez, Miss Bala, Abel and Sin Nombre. Not only will you gain one of a kind insight on the set of CANANA's next feature length film, but you will also see your name in lights! Receive your first film credit as apprentice (Assistance with lodging, flight NOT included). PLUS Paisa, PLUS Vatos, PLUS Close-Up PLUS Buena Onda

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    ANGEL: We offer you a seat on our Advisory board. Have a real hand and voice on the guiding committee to implement Ambulante USA, the non profit. Acknowledgement as Patron Angel on a screen card included in our film festival trailer.

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