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An unlikely story of spirit, defiance and beauty from the most contaminated place on Earth
415 backers pledged $40,594 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    DIYAKUYU! Many thanks for helping to make this film; email updates & invitations to screenings coming your way....

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    THANK YOU! DIYAKUYU!
    Heartfelt thanks and a digital postcard featuring an on-location babushka; your name on our website Honor Roll; and our genuine gratitude, & commitment to keep you in the loop as we proceed.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the completed documentary, an on-location postcard from Chernobyl; and a place on our Honor Roll of thanks at www.thebabushkasofchernobyl.com. Stay tuned.

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    DVD of the DOCUMENTARY
    Plus, the on-location digital postcard of a Chernobyl Babushka, & Honor Roll of thanks. We so appreciate your stepping up to be a part of this project.

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    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM LOCATION
    Exclusive footage that will be shot on location in Ukraine this month. We will send you this password-protected media, fresh from the road. And previous rewards!

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    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM LOCATION You will get an exclusive sneak peek at footage that will be shot on location in Ukraine this fall. And previous rewards!

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    CHERNOBYL MEMENTO
    A keychain with radiation symbol from the Chernobyl Canteen (a store that services Zone workers); plus DVD of the completed doc; on-location postcard & Honor Roll of thanks...

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    SOVIET GEIGER COUNTER-PEN
    A "pen dosimeter" just like those used in 1986. A DVD of the COMPLETED FILM; our genuine thanks, updates, the babushka image - all beamed from location in Ukraine.

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    MOONSHINE RECIPE (SAMOHONKA):
    Homemade moonshine is the original artisanal spirit. This reward gets you, direct from a baba, a family recipe for hand made Ukrainian moonshine, in both Cyryllic and English. Na Zdorovlya! PLUS, a DVD of the documentary signed by the filmmakers, and ALL rewards from previous levels.

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    YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS
    An on-screen “special thanks to….” credit at the end of the feature-length documentary; plus, ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS - keychain! Soviet pen-dosimeter! On-location post card! Moonshine recipe! - from previous levels.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK
    A gorgeous, haunting limited edition “Road to Chernobyl” 8"x10" print signed by award-winning fine art photographer Chris Friel who was on our first shoot with us; PLUS ALL REWARDS from previous levels, and our vast appreciation for your being a part of this project.

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    MATRYOSHKA (Russian Nesting Doll)
    An authentic wooden nesting doll hand-painted on location - a process captured by our cameras - outside Kyiv; a copy of the completed documentary signed by the filmmakers, and ALL rewards from previous levels. Heartfelt thanks.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    BE A BABUSHKA:
    A colorful, authentic cotton "Babushka" scarf from a tiny Ukrainian village that is a favorite babs shopping spot; a signed copy of Holly's book about women around the world, ADVENTURE DIVAS: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine; plus ALL REWARDS from previous levels - canteen keychain, secret moonshine recipe, film credit, matryoshka doll & signed DVD of the film....in short, the MOTHERLODE!!

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    Pledge US$ 2,000 or more About US$ 2,000

    PREMIER & DINNER W/FILMMAKERS
    In addition to 2 tix to LA/CHICAGO/NYC premier (or any other screenings) Holly and Anne will host you and a friend for an authentic Ukrainian dinner* with all the vodka and dumplings you can take* PLUS ALL REWARDS from previous levels, & a big high-five for stepping up to preserve this story.

    *New York, Los Angeles, Chicago locations only.

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    Pledge US$ 7,000 or more About US$ 7,000

    GROUP BACKER REWARD/EVENT
    Designed for groups that want to back this documentary, and be associated with this important story. Your organization will receive a producer credit on the film and one or both filmmakers will do a screening and Q & A event for your organization, anywhere in the U. S. We will provide dumplings for 100 people!

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    Pledge US$ 8,000 or more About US$ 8,000

    PRODUCER CREDIT
    On-screen Producer credit;
    Guest List for 2 to any event of your choice: film festival screening, special premiere nights, or private screening including all pre-or after-events, on our calendar anywhere in the U.S.
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    Private screening with one or both filmmakers and Q & A in NY, CHICAGO or LA (We will bring varenyky for 25!) Plus ALL rewards from previous levels.

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