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12 years after reuniting with his birth family, one of the disappeared children of the Salvadoran Civil War shares a journey to explore his identity.
12 years after reuniting with his birth family, one of the disappeared children of the Salvadoran Civil War shares a journey to explore his identity.
12 years after reuniting with his birth family, one of the disappeared children of the Salvadoran Civil War shares a journey to explore his identity.
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Twelve years after reuniting with his birth family, one of the Disappeared Children of the Salvadoran Civil War is sharing a step in his journey to explore his identity. Our kickstarter goal is to get 500 people, who believe in us and in the importance of this story, to back the film. Backing this project will help us shoot the interviews over the next year for this feature length documentary.

Nelson/Roberto’s story starts in Central America during one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Cold War. While it deals with events that are larger-than-life and has twists you might expect to find only in a work of fiction, at its heart, it is about what makes us alike or connected.

We plan to make the doc feature length and to complete it over the next year. It will be filmed in two phases, which most likely will overlap a bit. First, Nelson/Roberto will conduct interviews with family and others about the war and events surrounding his disappearance, adoption, and reunion. Second, we will document a journey (or journeys) that allows Nelson/Roberto to experience people, places, or events important to his past. We have a few ideas for the journey(s), but also are leaving room for ideas to develop out of the interview phase. Then in editing, we will weave together the past and present for Nelson/Roberto to share a contemporary look at his life’s story.

We are opening our process to share as much of journey as we can while it happens, including live broadcasts of many interviews, a production journal with behind the scenes updates, Nelson’s photography, and whatever else we can come up with along the way. To reward supporters, we are offering our thanks, DVD’s of the documentary, and several additional ways to become personally involved with Nelson/Roberto’s journey. While financial support is important to tell the story in this way, first and foremost, we hope that if Nelson/Roberto’s story moves you, you’ll share it too.

Thanks and hope we cross paths along the journey!

-Nelson/Roberto and John

Following are a couple of links if you are interested in learning more about Nelson/Roberto’s story:

http://www.anasmiracle.com/the-story/
http://facebook.com/anasmiracle

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    "Libro de Fotos Digitales” (The Digital Photo Book) - A digital photo book of Nelson’s photographs taken during the filming of the documentary.

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    "Libro de Fotos Digitales” (The Digital Photo Book) -
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    “La Carta” (The Letter) -
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    “La Camisa” (The Shirt) - An "investor" t-shirt made by Nelson’s birth father in Panama + a thank you postcard

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    “Los Dos” (Combination) - An "investor" t-shirt made by Nelson’s birth father in Panama + a signed DVD + a thank you postcard

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    “Algo Más” (Something Extra) - A Movie Poster + An "investor" t-shirt made by Nelson’s birth father in Panama + a signed DVD + a thank you postcard

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    The #140conf Special - The DVD + a ticket for the #140conf NYC June 15-16, 2011. http://nyc2011.140conf.com/ Special thanks to Jeff Pulver for setting this up!

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    "El Panorama" (The Panorama) -
    A signed coffee table book featuring Nelson's behind the scenes photography of the production + a signed DVD + a thank you postcard

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    "Las pupusas” (The Pupusas) -
    A pupusas dinner (a traditional Salvadoran dish) with Nelson (at your home in the Boston area) or John (at your home in the Los Angeles area) for up to 5 people + a signed DVD of the documentary + a thank you postcard

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    “Titulos de crédito y eterna gracias” (Credits and Our Undying Gratitude) -
    A special thank you in the DVD credits + an invitation to a screening party with John and Nelson + the Everything Package

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