This film explores the social, economic, and cultural influences that can shape how we define freedom itself.
This film explores the social, economic, and cultural influences that can shape how we define freedom itself. Read more
About this project
In a nutshell:
Horreyah (Freedom in Arabic) is a feature length documentary currently in production. It covers mankind's struggle for self determination across five countries and three continents. The movie explores the complicated, contentious, and often overly simplified definition of freedom. Using revolutionary protests, Syrian battlefields, and our Nations capital as the backdrop, film makers ask ordinary citizens and freedom fighters alike what they believe it means to be free. The role of religion, government, and culture are discussed as the film sets out to answer fundamental questions about this ideal that America has fought so hard for, yet too few truly appreciate.Few moments in modern history embody this plight as much as the Arab Spring- a series of uprising's that have already witnessed the overthrow of several long standing autocratic leaders and probably will witness the increasingly violent overthrow of more. What started as a solitary act of desperation from a Tunisian Fruit vendor has created a power vacuum in a region already plagued by unrest. A comfortable and relatively peaceful status quo that has existed between the West and many an Arab government is now in question.
We have seen the meteoric rise of "Political Islam" and the region is full of groups now vying for power- some of whom profess their disdain for the United States in every press release or speech they make. Still there are many voices calling for moderation and a peaceful, cooperative foreign policy.
How will the US and other nations proceed during this pivotal moment in history?
Why do we need your help?
To finish the film! Much of this project was based on real life chaotic and constantly changing events (and the people who are living through them). As a result we need to shoot follow ups. Beyond that we will need to "spit and polish" the finished product and pay to enter it in festivals. As many of you know, this is not cheap and we need support.
Those featured in this film have some truly inspiring stories that could help shed some light on what is happening in the region.The simple fact of the matter is that with more funds we can produce a higher quality documentary that is more likely to move people to action.
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Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge for this (or any other independent) project with a similiar focus, is gaining access to the right individuals/areas. With no large support staff, budget, and clout that a major network can bring (along with its own agenda) you can often be denied access to the very stories that would make your documentary compelling. This- along with the inherent danger involved, is what keeps many good films from being made.
We are qualified to overcome this because we have already been on location and made the necessary contacts. Prior to filming we called on several friends in the region who were able to direct us to the right people. Once filming started, we amassed a network of new friends, guides, political refugees, freedom fighters, revolutionaries, journalists, and colleagues who can all help us gain access to what/whom we need.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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