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After producing our documentary film last semester, we want to take it on the road, competing in festivals and screening it publicly!
After producing our documentary film last semester, we want to take it on the road, competing in festivals and screening it publicly!
20 backers pledged $1,065 to help bring this project to life.

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After the success of producing our documentary film last fall semester, we now want to spread its word around the country, competing in film festivals and hosting public screenings at community centers to encourage more dialogue about this time in Florida's history.

This Kickstarter campaign will help us fund the finances necessary to do so. This semester, we're focusing on the second phase of our project: promotion and the online installation. A good portion of these funds will go into our website, from its design, graphics, and server/domain space to new content, full transcripts, buying new photographs, and more.

We're also going to take some of the un-edited leftover footage that didn't make it into the film (including unreleased interviews) and cut them into special, online-only companion featurettes to help expand and tell more of the story.

This site will hopefully be used as a pedagogical tool for classroom discussions and LGBT community outreach to teach others about this dark period of government-sponsored repression in Florida.

Finally, we plan on submitting the now-finished documentary to a number of film festivals throughout the upcoming months, trying to get more awareness of it and hopefully bring some new recognition to the topic. We've already submitted to the Collegiate Television Awards and the National Association of Broadcasters competitions; we're also going to present the film at the Southeastern Regional Honors Conference in Tampa, FL in March and publicly screen it in Gainesville in February. Funds will help make more festival submissions and public screenings possible!

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    You will receive a credit on our online installation website as well as a private link to stream the full documentary film online anytime, anywhere you want, as much as you want, for a total time period of six months.

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    You will receive all of the above along with a personal DVD copy of the final cut of the film for your own collection.

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    Any donation over $50 will earn you all of the above as well as producers' credit in helping us produce special, online-only companion featurettes for the website, including additional material, interviews, and cut footage not in the original film.

    You will also receive a special supporter-only CDs with bonus content, including but not limited to podcast interviews with expert authors featured in the film, extra images, reviews, and more.

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    All of the above plus a reserved space in an exclusive, private live webinar with some of the producers, directors, and writers of the film as well as some of the experts that were interviewed in the film and those that have written books about this topic. This will take place sometime in June during Pride Month and feature a Q&A to follow the presentation; it will be recorded and made available to those not able to attend the live session.

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