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How does change happen? We go on a trip with Robert Reich outside the “bubble” to reach folks in the heartland of America to find out.
How does change happen? We go on a trip with Robert Reich outside the “bubble” to reach folks in the heartland of America to find out.
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Join us for a pivotal moment in American history.

In Saving Capitalism, Robert Reich steps out of the liberal bubble, and goes on a road trip through the heartland of America. This is a journey within a journey — the emotional journey of Robert Reich traveling through America in the hopes of finding common ground, and the intellectual journey of discovering what American Capitalism is in time to save it.


The time is critical.
We are as divided politically and economically as at any moment in recent memory. At tipping points like this, the anger can be focused positively -- towards constructive reform -- or negatively towards demagogues and fear-mongering. That’s why Robert Reich hits the road, to discuss the economy with the people that don’t normally hear Reich talk. It’s about getting a message to people that need to hear it at this critical time in our nations history.

We need your help. The time is now. Help us get this message out BEFORE the November 2016 election. In order to have the largest impact, we need YOU!

You can also support Saving Capitalism by joining in on the discussion on our WebsiteFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Why Kickstarter?

In the spirit of a people's revolution, we're coming to you, the people, to ask for help. While we have had some great initial support for our previous shoots, it's not enough to finish the project and make it all that it could be. Funds from the Kickstarter will go directly towards bringing this critical story to a screen near you.

There's another reason we're here on Kickstarter, and that's time.

Even if we were able to fund this film via the usual channels, we simply wouldn't receive the money in time to finish this project in time for election season. This campaign is our only chance to get this message out at this critical moment.

We also believe you deserve to know exactly how your money is being spent, which is why we have provided you with the budget below.

SHOOT #3 - Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa

Travel Expenses $8500 
Crew $20,000
Hotels/Food $3000

TOTAL: $31,500

SHOOT #4 - California, New York, Florida

Travel Expenses $8500
Crew $20,000
Hotels/Food $3000

TOTAL: $31,500

POST PRODUCTION

5 Months of Editor Fee = $60,000 
Assistant Editor = $22,000 Graphics and Animation = $50,000
Drive Purchase = $4,000
Composer = $20,000
Sound Edit and mix: $17, 500
Color Correct/DCP Finish: $20,000

TOTAL: $193,500

GRAND TOTAL: $256,500

Every donation counts, so we promise to make every dollar count.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

How can I keep tabs on the project and how can I be involved?

Along with Kickstarter updates, you can follow Saving Capitalism and Robert Reich on the social media platforms below! 

SC Website: www.SavingCap.com
SC Twitter: @svgcapitalism
SC Facebook: www.facebook.com/SavingCapitalism
SC Instagram: @savingcapitalism

Send an email to hello@savingcap.com if you'd like to be added to our monthly newsletter!  

And be sure to follow Robert Reich's accounts if you don't already!

Website: http://robertreich.org/
Twitter: @RBReich
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RBReich

Where will I be able to watch the finished film?

If you pledged $50 or more you'll be eligible for an online screener. Otherwise, we'll keep everyone on the Kickstarter up to date on festivals and where the film will be distributed.

Risks and challenges

With any project of this size there are always risks and challenges. Amongst the largest risk is getting this piece out before the 2016 election in order to influence as many Americans as possible in this crucial time.

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    We know not everyone can give $10 or above, but every contribution counts. So you have our humble thanks!

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    We'll send you a PDF of one of Reich's awesome drawings!

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    Along with our thanks, we'll send you a printed postcard with one of Reich's drawings as well as a digital copy of his reading list!

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    Receive a Saving Capitalism mug! + the postcard and Bob's reading list!

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    Get a Saving Capitalism Piggy bank along with the screener and the postcard!

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    Get an awesome Saving Capitalism T-Shirt... You can either decide to get the one we've designed, or choose a design determined by YOU! We'll hold a competition, and then put them online for you to vote! The shirt with the most votes will be the winner! Check the reward section for more details!

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    Receive an exclusive DVD of Saving Capitalism once it's complete! + the postcard AND Bob's reading list! These DVDs are limited to 100 so get yours before they're gone!

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    You'll receive a signed book of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, the online screener and the digital PDF!

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    New Reward! You'll receive an "Uncle Bob, I Want You" painting, signed by Robert Reich!
    You'll also get the screener and the post card!

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    Do you live in NYC or LA? Looking for a reason to visit? Watch an exclusive sneak peak of the film in a special screening in NYC or LA. Attend an after party with the film team.

    Plus all digital rewards under $50

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    Anyone who pledges $150 will get the signed book, the screener, the postcard AND get their name in the end credits!

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    We can't believe how fast the books went! We will have another limited prize out in this tier ASAP, but along with the mystery reward, we want you to know that ANYONE who pledges $150 or more in the campaign will get their name in the end credits!

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    You'll receive a SIGNED BOOK of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, the online screener, the POSTCARD and your name in the end credits! These are officially the last 50 books so get them while supplies last!

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    MYSTERY REWARD REVEALED: Receive an exclusive 15-minute video lecture from Robert Reich going in depth to the inner workings of his latest book, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few. You'll also receive the postcard, the screener and your name in the end credits!

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    NEW REWARD: Since so many of you have donated $150 or more and Reich's books have been so popular, we've decided to add one more! You'll receive a SIGNED COPY of Reich's book, Beyond Outrage, and get your name in the end credits!

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    Receive an 8x10" signed print of cartoon artwork by Reich.

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    Receive a print of the 'Bernie Skeptics Poster' signed by Reich! You'll also get the screener, the poster print as well as your name in the end credits! An extra note: All people who pledge $150 or above will get their name in the end credits!

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    From the Berkeley area? Willing to ride cross country? Well, for $250 you will be invited to join us for a special screening of the project in Berkeley with Robert Reich and the Saving Capitalism team!

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    We can't get any more books from the publisher, but we know you guys want them so we're going to buy what we need and have Bob sign them!

    Because of that, we've added a new reward where you'll get a signed book AND an 8x10" drawing from Robert Reich! You'll also get the screener, the postcard and your name in the end credits!

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    Receive a signed copy of an original 8"x10" cartoon artwork by Reich + the postcard print and the screener!

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    Receive a signed copy of original poster size cartoon by Reich + the postcard print and the screener!

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    Cartoon portrait of yourself hand-drawn and signed by Robert Reich + the postcard and the screener!

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    Skype call with Bob to discuss the state of politics! You'll also receive the PDF and the screener.

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    Lunch with Robert and Jacob at Saul's + a napkin drawing at the table from Robert Reich + the screener

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    Associate Producer Credit and our humble thanks!

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    Co-Producer Credit and thank you so much for your support!

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