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A funeral party for the age of materialism. Decadence, dust, gold & ashes. Luxury survivalism in Cities of the Dead.
A funeral party for the age of materialism. Decadence, dust, gold & ashes. Luxury survivalism in Cities of the Dead.
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Help produce the latest audiovisual artwork by Filastine

Requiem is a funeral procession for the paradigm of materialism, a swan song for a ravaged planet, a warning of a possible dark future if we continue to prioritize wealth at the expense of life.

Requiem is shot in the style of a disorientalist gothic western. Graveyards are innately gothic. Cinephiles will recognize the influence of Sergio Leone. The setting is neither the east nor west, heaven or hell, but a purgatory, a crack in geography.

We filmed in two cities of the dead: Cairo's squatted necropolis and the  tower block tombs of Montjuic in Barcelona. These were difficult places to work, so we didn't risk fundraising until we finished the shooting. We are ready to edit and need your help to cover the filming debts and move forward with post-production.

Although we've been super-efficient (nearly all the labour is volunteered) this fundraiser is to cover the unavoidable fixed costs such as transport, food, bribes, burnables & equipment rental. The true production cost is far higher than this campaign's goal, so please don't hesitate to give beyond the goal. Donors will be the first to get the new EP featuring Requiem and three more new tracks.

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Risks and challenges

Our director of photography was arrested during production, he was blindfolded and interrogated for twelve hours by the Egyptian army. We were also burned by emergency flares, punctured by cactus and chased by police. Despite these challenges we have all the footage. Any questions? We'll respond in the FAQ section.

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    Digital download of the new EP featuring Requiem and three more new tracks by Filastine.

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    Making Requiem involved vomiting coins and burning fistfuls of money. We'll send you a customized rupiah, dollar, yen, euro, dinar, crown, shekel or pound, authentically used in the production.

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    You are on the guest list! You will be be provided a contact email. Just write when Filastine plays a club near you (no festivals) and get in free.
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    Vinyl copy of the EP. Own it on wax! We'll also email you a code for the digital download.

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    A studio visit with tapas and drinks at the Filastine Barcelona rooftop studio. Meet the artists, see how we work, enjoy the view. + ALL PRIOR AWARDS

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    Filastine DJ set at your dance party, at your dog's funeral, at your corporate picnic, in your vegetable garden, wherever you want it. Geography permitting or you pay transit. + ALL PRIOR REWARDS

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