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A new music documentary from Kazakhstan to Alaska, bringing near-extinct cultural expressions into the future.
A new music documentary from Kazakhstan to Alaska, bringing near-extinct cultural expressions into the future.
101 backers pledged $20,844 to help bring this project to life.

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    #1. Voices and a Card From Around the World.
    Close your eyes and listen to your surroundings. You will receive an audio recording of conversations in an ancient tongue and relaxing sounds of nature, all of which would not have been easy to collect without your donation. And a thank you card! In addition, your name will be added to the album credits.

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    #2 the Downloadable Album and Picture
    The downloadable version of the Album! I will also mail you a photo from a moment of my journey in Central Asia; the meal I'm having, the interactions with locals, the nature, or an epic experience that you and your contribution helped create.
    The photo will have a Thank you...(Your Name) written on a piece of paper in it.

    &reward #1

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    #3 The Music Album + Your Name in the Credits
    You will receive a physical copy of the ALBUM of traditional songs and rewards #1 and #2.

    Since you have taken a step towards helping celebrate the cultural identity of nomadic tribes, your name will be included in the credits section of both the film and the album to celebrate your contribution.

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    #4 The Film + a Shout-Out
    This reward will give you the the end result of the film, in DVD or downloadable form. It would have been impossible to film nomads in rural areas, mountains, deserts and tundra for an entire year and a half without your support.

    I'll also make a video shout out for you from any one of the places I'm going to visit. And rewards #1, #2

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    #5 Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
    The film, the music and postcard, with a special touch…
    You are a believer of this project so you will receive a signed DVD, signed CD & a custom postcard from somewhere far far away.

    Additionally, you will receive rewards #1 thru #4

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    #6 Souvenir + a Irankarapte ("hello" in Ainu) Video
    A hand picked souvenir that is unique to one of the countries I'm visiting, mailed to you.
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    A minute long “Hello!” video from hundreds of people across Central Asia and North America, to your company, or personalized to your name.

    Additionally, you will receive rewards #1 thru #5.

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    #7 Your Name Throat-Sung and Translated into Ancient Languages
    My friend and I will throat sing your name with an original melody.
    We will also collaborate to translate your name into several ancient languages, and together we will create you a thank you note, which will be featured in the film. - and everything #1 thru #6 i.e. souvenir + DVD + CD We can sing it in Sygyt, Kargyraa or Khoomei style, you pick. - and everything #1 thru #5

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    #8 Five Hundred Photos from My Journey (for royalty-free use)
    A select batch of royalty-free photos from the region of your choice (a mix of landscapes, portraits, etc.) Includes all rewards #1 thru #5.

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    #9 I Will Wear It.
    I will show how awesome your products are through product placement. Your product will be in the film, the photos that go on international magazines and your company's logo will go into the credits section!

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    #10 Join Me.
    Come along with me. Spend a couple of weeks with me and my crew/friends in the region of your choice. - and everything #1 thru #6 i.e. souvenir + DVD + CD

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    #11 Send Me Somewhere.
    I will follow your directions, and film an area of your choice that is on my route. If weather allows, I will go out of my route to film that area and will include the footage on the film. - and everything #1 thru #6 i.e. souvenir + DVD + CD

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    #12 Co-Producer.
    Help me make key decisions about the project and its creative outputs. We'll arrange a meeting to collaborate in person. I'm sure you're as excited about this as I am!

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