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The story of an aging farmer in Haiti who is also a master of the esoteric martial art of Haitian machete fencing.
With Kickstarter backing, we completed the film and built a house for his family. For more info, please visit papamachete.com.
The story of an aging farmer in Haiti who is also a master of the esoteric martial art of Haitian machete fencing. With Kickstarter backing, we completed the film and built a house for his family. For more info, please visit papamachete.com.
389 backers pledged $13,830 to help bring this project to life.
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Papa Machete: A Short Film About Haitian Machete Fencing

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    You'll get a private link to watch the completed film before its premiere, as well as a gorgeous, exclusive digital wallpaper taken from our time in Haiti.

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    Get a private link to watch the film before release, a digital photobook of stills, and you'll get a special shout out on our website and the Facebook page.

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    You'll receive a special, limited-edition machete graphic T-shirt designed by Miami visual artist Kent Hernández, exclusive to our Kickstarter backers. After our campaign, you won't find it anywhere else! You'll also receive a private link to watch the short before its premiere. *You can find a pic of the T-shirt on our "Updates" page.

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    You'll receive a limited-edition DVD and poster of the festival submitted short, in addition to having your name featured in the Thank You credits

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    You'll received a signed and numbered 11 x 14 print of one of our cinematographer Richard Patterson's gorgeous stills from his time in Haiti. You'll also receive a limited edition DVD and poster of the festival submitted short.

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    By donating this amount, you become the official and exclusive donor to the construction of Professor Avril's new training facility, and an Associate Producer on the film (as an individual or entity). You also will receive all of the other rewards, plus a one of a kind wooden training machete, carved from wood by Professor Avril himself.

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    You'll receive a machete with a hand-crafted leather sheath from Jacmel, Haiti, where our film was shot. You'll also receive a limited-edition DVD and poster, plus you'll be mentioned in the thank you credits of the film.

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