International photojournalist Elizabeth L Gilbert sets out on a journey through remote Africa to present slide shows to tribal audiences whom she documented in her books a decade earlier. Many have never seen photos of themselves before, let alone a projection on a silver screen.
The Last Safari documents three parallel stories - The personal journey of Liz Gilbert as she sets out to discover what is left of traditional Africa; the young African crew members who accompany her, most of whom have never been outside Kenya's capital city of Nairobi; and the individual stories of some of the tribal people Gilbert photographed as they reflect on how they see themselves and the rapidly changing world around them.
The funds from Kickstarter will go towards the following:
1) The Edit. Good editors are hard to find, especially when you can't pay them. We are allocating at least one third of our proposed budget for a full time editor to bring this to completion in time for the 2013 Sundance deadline this coming September.
2) Pick Up Shots. There is an incredible Maasai Warrior graduation ceremony coming up that happens only once every seven years that is ESSENTIAL to this film. We intend to capture this majestic once in a lifetime event and incorporate it into our storyline in a beautiful and poetic way. Trust us you'll wanna see this. A small portion of the budget will go towards this production.
3) Music. The Kenyan Boys Choir has already allowed us to use some of their amazing music. (They sang at Obama's inauguration!) However we need a lot more music including Original Score. A portion of Kickstarter funds will also go toward paying these brilliant and tireless artists.
4) Color Correction, Sound Mixing etc... We don't want to bore you with all the details. Suffice it to say, making a great feature length documentary ain't cheap and quality post production is critical. Help us make this movie beautiful!!
KEY TEAM MEMBERS
Elizabeth L Gilbert- Photographer/Producer
Matt Goldman- Director/Editor http://www.akjak.com
Kenyan Boys Choir- Original Music and Score http://www.kenyanboyschoir.com
Alejandro Tawil- Executive Producer
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