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A Tibetan woman living in India relives her traumatic escape from Tibet and is propelled on a search for reconciliation and closure.
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    BACKER UPDATES

    THANK YOU!
    You get to be part of an exciting project & you’ll receive exclusive backer updates (with inside information!) from the team along the way.

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    DIRECTOR'S MOOD PLAYLIST + MORE

    EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES IMAGES + MOOD PLAYLIST
    You’ll receive 3 exclusive behind-the-scenes digital images from the film shoot & also get access to a Spotify “mood” playlist, curated by the writer & co-director of the film, with songs to inspire & fuel your creative pursuits!

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    SCRIPT SNEAK PREVIEW + MORE

    POSTCARD + SNEAK PEEK OF SCRIPT
    Immerse yourself in The Sweet Requiem with rare access to a sneak peek of the first 10 pages of the script. You’ll also receive a personalized handwritten postcard from the filmmakers thanking you for your contribution. Plus you’ll also receive the 3 exclusive behind-the-scenes digital images from the film shoot, and get access to our curated mood playlist.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + MORE

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF FILM + SNEAK PEEK OF SCRIPT + PLAYLIST
    You get to take The Sweet Requiem home via a digital download of the finished film (available after commercial digital release) and you’ll get to check out the first 10 pages of the script. Plus you’ll also receive behind the scenes digital images from the film shoot, and get access to our curated mood playlist.

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    BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO + MORE

    BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEOS + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF FILM + SCRIPT + PLAYLIST
    You’ll receive a digital download of the finished film (available after commercial digital release.) plus you get to be part of the film shoot excitement with exclusive behind-the-scenes videos from the shoot, filmed by one of the co-directors! Plus you’ll get to check out the first 10 pages of the script & the mood playlist.

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    SIGNED FILM POSTER + MORE

    SIGNED FILM POSTER + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF FILM + more!
    Pin up a piece of The Sweet Requiem at home with the first 11x17 prints of the film’s beautiful poster, signed by the filmmakers and delivered to your doorstep! You’ll also receive a digital download of the film (after commercial digital release), the first ten pages of the script & the mood playlist.

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    NAME ON TSR WEBSITE + MORE

    NAME ON TSR WEBSITE + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + more!
    With this auspicious amount you’ll officially join The Sweet Requiem team with your name listed on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter! Plus we’ll round out your place on the team with a digital download of the film (after commercial digital release), the first ten pages of the script, the mood playlist, and a digital copy of the poster.

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    ESCAPE FROM TIBET POSTCARDS + MORE

    POSTCARDS FEATURING SWISS PHOTOGRAPHER MANUEL BAUER’S PHOTOS + NAME ON WEBSITE + more!
    You will receive a set of 5 postcards featuring renowned Swiss photographer Manuel Bauer’s photographs from his “Escape From Tibet” series. You will also join the The Sweet Requiem team with your name listed on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter. Plus we’ll round out your place on the team with a digital download of the film (after commercial digital release), the first 15 pages of the script, the mood playlist, and a digital copy of the poster.

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    DOWNLOADS OF DIRECTORS' FILMS + MORE

    EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF RITU & TENZING'S EARLY DOCUMENTARIES + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF TSR + more!
    You will receive digital downloads of Ritu & Tenzing's early documentaries, The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche (1991), A Stranger in My Native Land (1998) and The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet. (1998). You’ll also officially join The Sweet Requiem team with your name listed on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter. Plus we’ll round out your place on the team with the digital download of the film (after commercial digital release), the first 15 pages of the script, the mood playlist, and a digital copy of the poster.

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    FILM CONSULTATION + MORE

    FILMMAKING CONSULTATION WITH PRODUCER OR DIRECTOR + NAME ON WEBSITE + more!
    You will receive a 60-minute marketing/distribution consultation session (via Skype) from producer Shrihari Sathe or a script/documentary consultation (via Skype) with one of the directors - Ritu or Tenzing.
    Plus we’ll round out your place on the team with the digital download of the film (after commercial digital release), and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    FESTIVAL SCREENING TICKETS + MORE

    TICKETS TO FESTIVAL SCREENING + EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY + SIGNED POSTER + NAME ON WEBSITE + more!
    You will receive two tickets to a festival screening near you (travel, accommodation not included). You will also receive access to exclusive commentary by the filmmakers over deleted scenes from the film. Plus a 11x9 poster signed by the directors, the mood playlist, entire script, digital download of the movie (after commercial digital release) and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    FESTIVAL SCREENING TICKETS + TOAST

    TICKETS TO FESTIVAL SCREENING + TOAST WITH DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CAST + NAME ON WEBSITE + more!
    You will receive two tickets to a festival screening near you plus a toast with director/producer/cast before or after the screening (travel, accommodation not included). Plus you will receive a digital download of the movie (after commercial digital release), the entire script, mood playlist and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    U.S/EUROPE/ASIA FESTIVAL PREMIERE + MORE

    TICKETS TO U.S. OR EUROPEAN OR ASIAN FESTIVAL PREMIERE + TOAST WITH DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CAST + NAME IN CREDITS + more!
    You will receive two tickets to the U.S. or European (incl. UK) or Asian festival premiere plus a toast with directors/producer/cast before or after the screening (travel, accommodation not included). Plus you will receive the mood playlist, entire script, a digital download of the movie (after commercial digital release) and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    SIGNED TENZING DAKPA PHOTOGRAPHS + MORE

    FOUR SIGNED PRINTS BY PHOTOGRAPHER TENZING DAKPA + NAME ON WEBSITE + more!
    One lucky person will receive a set of four siged prints (11x17 inches) of photographs by up-and-coming Tibetan photographer Tenzing Dakpa. Plus you will receive the mood playlist, entire script, a digital download of the movie (after commercial digital release), and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    TENZIN DORJEE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS + MORE

    SET OF TWO SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS BY TENZIN DORJEE + NAME ON WEBSITE + more!
    One lucky person will receive a set of two signed prints of photographs (11x17 inches) by well-known Tibetan photographer Tenzin Dorjee. Plus the playlist, entire script, a digital download of the movie (after commercial digital release), commentary over deleted scenes, and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    PRINT STILLS BY PABLO BARTHOLOMEW + MORE

    FIVE PRINTS BY PHOTOGRAPHER PABLO BARTHOLOMEW + NAME ON WEBSITE + more!
    One lucky person will receive a set of five movie stills from The Sweet Requiem (11x17 inches) by photographer Pablo Bartholomew. Plus the mood playlist, entire script, a digital download of the movie (after commercial digital release), commentary over deleted scenes, and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    TENZING PALJOR SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS + MORE

    TWO SIGNED PRINTS BY PHOTOGRAPHER TENZING PALJOR + NAME ON WEBSITE + more!
    One lucky person will receive a set of two photographs (36x21 inches) printed on archive paper and hand signed by Tibetan photographer Tenzing Paljor. Plus the mood playlist, entire script, a digital download of the movie (after commercial digital release), commentary over deleted scenes, and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    BRAND NEW TENZING RIGDOL ARTWORK!

    JOURNEY OF MY TEACHER (23/25). YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A BRAND NEW SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION ARTWORK BY CONTEMPORARY TIBETAN ARTIST TENZING RIGDOL . Plus the mood playlist, entire script, a digital download of the movie (available after commercial digital release), commentary over deleted scenes, and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    BRAND NEW TENZING RIGDOL ARTWORK

    TIBETAN ROAD BUILDERS: SHOVEL SONGS (22/35). YOUR CHANCE TO GET A BRAND NEW LIMITED EDITION SIGNED ARTWORK BY CONTEMPORARY TIBETAN ARTIST TENZING RIGDOL FROM HIS ONGOING PROJECT ON TIBETAN ROAD BUILDERS. Plus the mood playlist, entire script, a digital download of the movie (available after commercial digital release), commentary over deleted scenes, and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    TENZING RIGDOL SIGNED PHOTO #A + MORE

    LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH BY TIBETAN ARTIST TENZING RIGDOL + more!
    You will receive a limited edition (3/12) signed photograph (#A) by Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol titled "Empire". Plus the mood playlist, entire script, a digital download of the movie (available after commercial digital release), commentary over deleted scenes, and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    TENZING RIGDOL SIGNED PHOTO #B + MORE

    LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH BY TIBETAN ARTIST TENZING RIGDOL + more!
    You will receive a limited edition signed photograph titled "Contemplating Gonkar" (#B) by Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol. Plus the mood playlist, entire script, a digital download of the movie (available after commercial digital release), commentary over deleted scenes, and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    TENZING RIGDOL SIGNED PHOTO #C + MORE

    LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH BY TIBETAN ARTIST TENZING RIGDOL + more!
    You will receive a limited edition signed photograph of "Scripture Noodle" (#C) by Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol. Plus the mood playlist, entire script, a digital download of the movie (available after commercial digital release), commentary over deleted scenes, and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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    STAY + TENZING RIGDOL SIGNED PHOTO #D

    2-NIGHTS STAY NEAR DIRECTORS’ HOME IN DHARAMSHALA, INDIA + SIGNED PHOTO #D BY ARTIST TENZING RIGDOL + more!
    You will get to have a two-night stay at a boutique Tibetan guest house near the directors’ beautiful home in Dharamshala, including delicious two meals with them (travel not included). You will also receive one limited edition (3/12) signed photograph (#D) titled "Matchstick" by Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol! Plus the mood playlist, entire script, a digital download of the movie (available after commercial digital release), commentary over deleted scenes, and your name on the film’s website as a Crowdfunding Supporter!

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