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An unlikely story of spirit, defiance and beauty from the most contaminated place on Earth
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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    AND/OR
    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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