Campaign unsuccessfully ended on: 31 May,2014
Have a talent? An Idea? A solution? Advice? Complaint? AIR IT!
Zee3 Enta: The Beginning On January 28, 2011, I was caught up in Cairo downtown in a car surrounded by tear gas and thick smoke. At some point, I found myself stuck in that car with other people whom I have never met before. We were trying to avoid the security forces, gas, gunshot wounds and many other dangerous things. I was sitting next to a person that seems in his early 40’s; he looked a typical, humble, Egyptian man struggling to get his living. The man was staring at me surprisingly; as if he was wondering, what am I doing here, because my look might show that I am well-off.
He started conversing with me:
- What you do in life?
- I am IT consultant!
- Oh, I know that this field pays a lot! What brought you here?
- Yes, but I seek justice, fairness and good chance to all people including me.
He smiled at me. Then it was my turn asking him: Why are you here?
"I live in Shubra, and every time I go down in our street, there is Amin Shorta (a kind of police officer) who stops me and harasses me with insults and threats unless I pay him something. I cannot do anything about it. I everyday wish going to any TV station to disgrace this person in public and tell what kind of corruption he does. However, which TV station could host me? Who am I, what a famous person am I in the community?"
I have never saw him before; but the words of this person and
his tearful eyes were persistently crossing my mind…And after six months, I
decided to do something about it …PEOPLE VOICES SHOULD BE HEARD. Zee3
"No Risk...No Life"; I strongly believe that nothing can prevents my dream in enabling people's voices, ideas, and talents being spoken out and reach millions. We- regular citizens- can speak out freely and let our voices be heard publicly even without being an elitist group, wealthy individuals or well-connected activists. Maybe by "Zee3 Enta" I can inspire others who gave up on their lives just because they once failed or got older!
Energy is contagious; my experience with Zee3 Enta Egypt was a success, it triggered me to dream bigger and expand it in Arab countries. So where is a better place than LEBANON to start with, especially when having Lebanese partners passionately believing how community power can become a change maker? Decision made, here we are!
Let me ask you this, are you, like me, tired of having public
figures monopolizing the media with slim chances for us citizens to express and
talk about what we really feel or think?
Every day we see public figures, which range from our
politicians to our celebrities, going from one TV channel to the next talking
on our behalf and addressing issues that most of the time does not really
concern us. The fact is, we have many other issues that needs to addressed and
we need others to hear them too, from the simple street talk, solutions, concerns
and ideas, and talents that have no chance to be seen or heard, for the people,
by the people.
This is where Zee3 Enta, “You Air It,” comes into play.Through my own experiences, I was inspired to come up with Zee3 Enta and make it a reality, not just for me, but for all of us, to provide a space where we become our own public figures. Through Zee3 Enta, you can be the guest of the talk show, you can be the host, and you are the director, with the freedom to speak anything on your mind and in your heart.
Zee3 Enta, so far.Zee3 Enta has been operating for over two years now, of which we acquired astonishing videos from Egyptians and Lebanese alike who spoke about everything and anything.
We have established a database categorizing what solutions people have said form inside Zee3 Enta ranging from sectors such as industry, agriculture, commerce, innovative and amazing ideas of how they’d like their beloved country to be long and the amazing talents that could be revealed when put someone in front of the camera.
The Lebanese Zee3 Enta was a test run, and through the
test run, it was realized that there is a deep need for people today to have a
safe, creative space in which they don’t have to worry about what is being
said. There is no agenda setting, there are no producers to limit your
thoughts. Instead, it all depends on you.
The ImpactZee3 Enta is providing everybody the chance to be heard, to speak about their experiences, their thoughts and beliefs, the changes they want in the world, because today, that is the most important thing one can be offered. With everything going on today, the time has come for us to step up and be the change makers in our communities and societies, not the bigger figures that don’t really know what is really happening down on the streets.
Through Zee3 Enta, it is only through you that a talk show, which will spread hope, ideas, inspiration, solutions, talents, sadness, happiness, and SO much more, that such a thing can be a reality.
What We Need and What You Get
The Zee3 Enta kiosk in Lebanon has already been established and is ready. What we need is for you to put this into action to make it a reality for everybody. We want you to be part of this talk show, and that is why we need the funding.We want you to be one of the producers for Zee3Enta.
Without the funds, Zee3 Enta cannot continue operating. Our overall goal is to produce 13 episodes (1 season), and have it taken to a TV station that will air a weekly episode for the duration of 3 months, as well as having it published online on a weekly basis.
This talk show could be the only chance you get to truly let the world know what you think and how you feel about anything. It is something that can ultimately have an impact on everybody in the Arab region and even the world. Our stories, ides, voices, etc. cannot stay hidden in the shadows.
The necessary funds required are $72,000 which will be
- Production Salaries for Director, executive producer, Camera-men, Sound Engineers, Runners and so forth.
- Equipment to rent for the shooting day like cameras, lenses, sound equipment, lighting if needed.
- Post production Editing
- Running cost, like Kiosk transportation, bus for team on shooting day, location expenses (electricity, renting space (if applicable)
- Social media viral networking marketing
Its your turn to Air from inside here!!...
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can’t contribute and you really believe in Zee3 Enta, then that’s fine.
Just spread the word for Zee3 Enta and share the campaign using the simple Zoomaal tools! .. And share in making people voices heard
A simple click of a button could go a very long way!
A booth wandering the streets and giving you the space to speak and express yourself asds
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