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      Creator dkruse on September 6, 2013

      Wise decision. This type of movie is created in layers and distance is vital in between each. Find Your Way has its first of many layers.

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      Creator Maureen L. Burke on July 27, 2012

      Jimmy, I am so happy for you. Congratulations. I am very proud of all of you. ILY, MoJo

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      Creator A Place to Stand on July 27, 2012

      @E.M. We will be submitting this film everywhere. Thanks so much for the contribution and support!

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      Creator E.M. on July 27, 2012

      I hope you submit this doc to the Tribeca Film Festival.

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      Creator Denise VanBriggle on July 25, 2012

      Four hundred people can't be wrong. Each one reach one. Let's do this!

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      Creator Sara Wedeman on July 25, 2012

      'A Place To Stand' is currently banned in the Arizona Public School system.

      Ironic, no? Jimmy Santiago Baca was held in Arizona's Florence State Prison for 5 years for a crime he did not commit. In May, 2012 the Federal Government sued the State of Arizona for "a pattern of unlawful discrimination” against Latinos by law enforcement officials. The evidence is overwhelming and appalling.

      Jimmy's story is tremendously compelling, yes. It is also timely. We need to support this film in every way, shape and form. This week, the priority is financial. We need to make this movie happen. I'm about to make another donation. Please join me!

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      Creator Laura Lorraine Culbertson on July 23, 2012

      Best of luck to you!!

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      Creator Judy Herrera on July 22, 2012

      Correction: It was base-camp, not 'on the set'. And the teamster was a gentleman. There are sooooo many stories (American) that I believe need to be widely shared for our healing process. This one's major.

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      Creator Denny Willson on July 18, 2012

      Jimmy's book shows the indomitability of the human spirit. As much as I was wounded by the things he suffered, his triumph lifted me up. With my pledge I say "thank you" but, more than thanks, I offer the chance for all of us to be witnesses to his ordeal and rebirth.

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      Creator Diego Garcia on July 17, 2012

      GO BACKERS!!!!!

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      Creator Judy Herrera on July 10, 2012

      About 16 years ago, a teamster on the set of “The Postman” gave me a Jimmy Santiago Baca cassette very carefully. I’d never heard of Sr. Baca before and I grew up in New Mexico. I listened to that taped recording for years and shared it with many of my relatives. We needed it. We still do. Gracias and Blessings.

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      Creator Denise VanBriggle on July 3, 2012

      Tonight's the night to back this AHHmazing project . . . Full Buck Moon in Capricorn on the eve of Independence Day here in the USA.. Can you say Freedom? I knew you could.

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      Creator Rex Veeder on July 3, 2012

      This is one of those projects that defines life's work. It is an in-your-face but gentle smack at the institutiuons that want people to get trained rather than educated. Training of that sort never was nor ever will be an option for Jimmy Baca. His story in A Place To Stand is especially needed now with all the volumes of hate coming out of legislative halls and within prision walls . . . those places made to lock up the spirit. I hope someone who is rich or some institution brings a big check, but if that doesn't happen it wouldn't surprise me. We, however, the people of that spirited revolution for human dignity and relationships of the true heart, know what it take to survive and thrive. Jimmy helps us teach that to others. Please, if you are this far into the kickstart, get kickstarted and invest some money, which is your energy going into what drives us to good.

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      Creator Sara Wedeman on June 18, 2012

      This is an astounding, inspiring project -- so worthy of funding. I encourage anyone so moved to provide any support they can - minute, small, medium, and/or large. It all matters. This story MUST be told!

      Incidentally, the quality of the work: the cinematography, the storytelling, the passion it conveys -- are superior in every way. Let's make this happen!

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      Creator Street Poets Inc on June 11, 2012

      Jimmy's poetry and "A Place to Stand" have been great sources of inspiration for me personally, and for our Street Poets Inc. (www.streetpoetsinc.com) community here in LA. Thank you for taking the initiative to tell this story in documentary form. We look forward to the day that we can screen it for our youth. With Great Appreciation & Respect ...

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    A deep thanks from us. We will send you, via email, an exclusive reading of a poem by Jimmy at his cabin in northern New Mexico.

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    Special thanks on our website, exclusive access to behind the scenes blogs, sneak peaks at footage. You will receive exclusive project updates and invites to all fundraising initiatives.

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    All of the above plus a signed DVD of Blood In Blood Out and a signed, full-resolution photo of the inner circle of La Onda. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/underaap/2378364439)

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    All of the above plus a Limited Edition: 8.5x11" open edition giclee print on paper signed and donated by Albuquerque painter Eric Christo Martinez, who will be doing art for the film. These were painted by Eric while he was in prison and are very rare. Find out more about Eric's art at http://ericchristoart.zenfolio.com.

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    All of the above plus a signed, limited edition, numbered print of an unpublished poem from Jimmy’s prison days. This will be a print from the very original, written inside of Arizona State Prison.

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    All of the above plus a signed hardcover copy of The Importance of a Piece of Paper, Jimmy's collection of short stories.

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    All of the above plus a signed copy of the JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA chapbook, published in 1978 while Jimmy was in prison. Only 500 were ever published.

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    All of the above plus the rights to screen the film one night anywhere you want: your house, a school, a community center, your choice!

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    All of the above plus a 24x20" Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas (1st of 500) signed and donated by Albuquerque painter Eric Christo Martinez. Eric will be doing art for the film. This painting, "Pawns Exit", can be viewed at www.aplacetostandmovie.com/KS/PawnsExit.jpg. It was painted by Eric while he was in prison.

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    All of the above plus VIP access to any ATPS premiere party (NY/LA/NM) and 2 tickets to any APTS premiere (NY/LA/NM).

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    All of the above plus a photography session (photo shoot, digital photo design or illustration work) with Raechel Running, the film's photographer - www.raechelrunning.com (value $1000). The photo shoot has to be in northern Arizona, but the other services are non-location-specific.

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    All of the above plus Gabriel Baca, the film's producer, will direct and edit a music video or short (30-45 second) promotional video for you. (Must be in New Mexico or willing to pay travel for an out-of-state shoot)

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    All of the above (except limit-of-one rewards) plus a private dinner for you and a guest with Daniel Glick (director), Gabriel Baca (producer) and Jimmy before the New Mexico premiere.

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    All of the above, plus exclusive participation in an intimate one-day writer's retreat in New Mexico with Jimmy a day or two before the NM premiere. During the retreat Jimmy will share some of his unpublished prison poetry, which will be featured in an upcoming book. Refreshments and lunch included; writers responsible for travel and housing.

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    All of the above (except limit-of-one rewards) plus Daniel Glick (director) and Gabriel Baca (producer) will direct and edit a short documentary (2-3 minute) with you about a topic of your choosing (one day shoot – NM, NY or LA areas - or elsewhere if travel is paid).

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    All of the above plus a Consulting Producer credit (on screen and IMDB), on-set access and either Daniel or Gabe will fly to you for a private or public screening of the film (contiguous US, Canada, Mexico).

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    All of the above (INCLUDING chapbook, poem print and private dinner) plus an Associate Producer credit (on screen and IMDB). ($50,000 gets an Executive Producer credit, plus MUCH more).

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