Campaign unsuccessfully ended on: 19 Sep,2014
My name is Galal Zekri-Chatila, and I am a 21 year old Egyptian college student. I believe that Life and Earth have a lot to offer, and that we should seize every opportunity to experience more.
This winter, I will cycle all around Egypt on my own for 5 months, covering a distance of 8000 km. I will be traveling to many of Egypt's wondrous lands, and meeting her diverse peoples. I am hoping to document this journey by creating an adventure documentary film, which will highlight all the beauty Egypt has to offer. Through this film, I hope to encourage youth to follow their dreams, challenge themselves, explore new things and learn more about Egypt's rich culture and heritage.
I have already made the 1650KM tour around the Egyptian Western Oasis (featured in the teaser made by Ma7sool Productions) It had a great impact on me, and inspired me to take it to the next level.
So far, I have 16 partners in different fields, who are supporting the tour. I will also be featured by "El Nahar TV channel" which will report on the trip every other week with Mahmoud Saad. Cairo West and Cairo East will write a monthly feature about my journey in their famous free magazine. Ahram Online, Ahram Hebdo will also be spreading the word by writing weekly articles about the journey.
I'll also be at the MSA University frequently spreading the word to the young audience I would like to reach. Our goal is to produce this adventure movie and to screen it in as many festivals as possible, universities, schools, and TV Channels.
What We Need & What You Get
I have already managed to cover most of the expenses of the trip, so contributions from this campaign will go towards purchasing equipment that is necessary for producing a quality documentary. As you may have noticed, the teaser has some sound and picture issues. This small budget will go a long way towards fixing issues like that, and will also allow me to conduct better interviews with the interesting people I encounter. A successful campaign will really help in making this film possible.
In return for your contributions, we are offering a great set of rewards such as: a DVD of the documentary, posters, bracelets, bicycles, a food basket and even an Associate Producer credit! Please contact galalzekrichatila (at) wildguanabana dot com if you have any inquiries about the rewards.
I have already been blessed to receive the support of a great many people, and I am deeply thankful for it.
Other Ways You Can Help
While donations go a long way, social media can also be very helpful. We would really appreciate it if you helped spread the word by sharing and telling your friends about this project.
I am active on both Facebook and Twitter.
Galal's TEDxYouth Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqclm6Whs5E
Ma7sool at https://www.facebook.com/ma7soolproductions
Starring & Camera:
Galal Zekri Chatila
"Theme for a Bicycle Rider"
Written and Performed by Cherif El-Masri
Traditional music provided by the wonderful people of the Egyptian Western Oasis.
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