Galal Zekri Chatila: Egypt on 2 Wheels / Mission el tour

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Film a cycling tour around Egypt to show her beauty & to inspire youth to follow their dreams.
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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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/galalzekrichatila

Twitter: https://twitter.com/galalzekri

Galal's TEDxYouth Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqclm6Whs5E

Ma7sool at https://www.facebook.com/ma7soolproductions

TEASER CREDITS

Starring & Camera:

Galal Zekri Chatila

Editing:

Ahmed Elabd

Music:

"Theme for a Bicycle Rider"

Written and Performed by Cherif El-Masri

Traditional music provided by the wonderful people of the Egyptian Western Oasis.

Ma7sool Productions








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Galal Zekri Chatila is a 21 year old experienced adventure traveler and filmmaker. He has worked as a scout leader since the age of 14, and has been a Dayma tour leader, as well as a founder of Sa7ara Hikers.…

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  Rewards

$1 or more
→    EVERY BIT COUNTS!

2000 Available

and we really appreciate your support. You will be enrolled in a raffle to win a DVD of the film (1 winner per 30 contributions). You will also receive a personal Thank You email from Galal.
$10 or more
→    STREAM THE DOCUMENTARY!

1999 Available

You will be emailed a link to watch the movie, and receive a special thank you email. You will also be enrolled in the raffle to win the DVD.
$20 or more
→    HANDMADE BRACELET FROM GALAL'S JOURNEY + ALL THE ABOVE

994 Available

You get a leather or cotton bracelet handmade by Bedouins; enrollment in the DVD raffle, the link to the movie as well as a special thanks.
$50 or more
→    DVD OF THE TOUR AROUND EGYPT + ALL THE ABOVE

196 Available

You get the DVD of the the adventure documentary and all the above too (bracelet, special thanks and a link to the movie)
$100 or more
→    A3 SIZE POSTER + ALL THE ABOVE

198 Available

You get a signed size A3 Poster of a photograph (of your own choosing) from the tour. + all the above (the DVD, a bracelet, a special thanks and the link to the movie)
$120 or more
→    MA7ALI FOOD BASKET

20 Available

If you're interested in food, we have just the thing for you. A selection of 5 premium food products from across Egypt. Example include: Date molasses from the Western Oases, Sinai Mountain honey, Siwan Olive Jam, Aswani Karkade, and others (subject to season availability). Brought to you by Ma7ali. +You will also get a special thanks, a DVD of the movie, and a leather bracelet.
$200 or more
→    GET TO MEET GALAL & THE FILMMAKERS

10 Available

A lunch or Skype session with Galal and the filmmakers + a special thanks, a DVD of the movie, a bracelet, and a Ma7ali Food Basket.
$350 or more
→    THE AIN COMMUTER BICYCLE

29 Available

You get yourself your very own Ain Commuter Bicycle. Ain Bikes configures their single-speed bikes to be as sturdy, light, and as comfortable as possible. This bicycle is designed to glide you through traffic, while withstanding the streets of Cairo. +You will also get a special thanks, a DVD of the movie, a poster, and a leather bracelet.
$750 or more
→    JOIN ONE OF THE TOUR'S ADVENTURE TRIPS!

5 Available

You get to join Galal during one of his Safari adventures, in places like the White desert, Siwa, Nuweiba and Marsa Allam for a 3 night stay. Since you'll be with Galal at some point during the trip, you will have a chance to appear in the final film! Food, Travel and Accommodation covered. Travel expenses covered within Egypt only. + a special thanks, a bracelet, a DVD, poster, and a Ma7ali Food Basket. Contact galalzekrichatila (at) wildguanabana dot com for inquires.
$1500 or more
→    YOU'RE AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER ON THE FILM!

5 Available

You get you name written as an associate producer in the adventure movie that will be made. + a special thanks, a DVD, a bracelet, poster, a link to the movie, and the Ma7ali Food Basket too.
$5000 or more
→    BECAUSE YOU LOVE US!

2 Available

Achieving this reward means that you've covered half of our entire target in just one go! This must mean you love us. In exchange for this contribution, you will receive all of the above rewards AND we love you back!
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