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An intimate documentary sharing the powerful voices of Seattle's Somali refugees and their search for peace in their new home.
113 backers pledged $6,240 to help bring this project to life.
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THANK YOU for helping us reach our initial goal!!! We have raised our goal to 10k in order to create the best documentary we can. It may be ambitious, but you have all given us reason to believe we can make this happen...together. This money will be used to increase production value, alleviate transportation costs, and connect with as many people as possible. It all needs to happen by April 4th, so please help spread the word and keep the momentum alive!!!

The Project

In Somali, the word "nabad" means peace.  In Search of Nabad is a feature length documentary film that delves into Seattle's Somali community and emerges with the powerful stories that have defined, scarred and pushed its people to a relentless search for peace.

Somalia had been devastated by civil war since 1991, and its people have had to flee for their own survival.  Seattle has opened its doors to these refugees, who now number in the tens of thousands in our city and its surroundings.  This film presents multiple perspectives, from Somali refugees to State Legislators, from first generation children to the activists rallying in their name, and many others in between.

Our aim is to cultivate a deeper understanding of our neighbors, from their journey here to their continued search for peace in their new home.  In Search of Nabad will be submitted to film festivals, local and beyond, and shown at various local community organizations.

About the Kickstarter Campaign

Our funding goal of $4000 is set to cover the bare minimum of expenses to get our project off the ground.  With this money, we can purchase the equipment we need to actually get out there and take beautiful footage, get great audio quality in the many interviews we are conducting, and have the capacity to store it all to be edited.  By donating, you become a major support in bringing these heartfelt stories to the audience they deserve.

It's easy... just check out our pledge levels to the right.  Choose which contribution level works best for you, click on it, and you can send us your pledge right now by following the prompts.

NOTE: If we do not reach our goal, we do not get a penny and your money is returned to you!  We need your support!!! Any amount will make a difference!

Spread the Word

This is a grassroots campaign, and everyone who helps out is truly part of the film!  Please tell your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, friendly strangers in passing... anyone who may be interested in this project!  Blast out the link on your Facebook page!  Tweet about it!  Email the link to everyone you know!

Thank You!!!

Again, none of this could be made possible without YOU!!!  By helping out, you are inducted into our film family and a big part of our community!

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    Every pledge helps make the film possible. You'll get a shout-out in the Special Thanks section of our website! Mahadsanid!

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    Get the above plus a sneak peek of the first 5 minutes of the film and exclusive access to our making-of-the-film blog!

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    Receive the above plus a beautiful thank-you postcard from the filmmakers with an original image from the documentary! And you'll receive an original art piece from a local Somali child!

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    Receive the above plus the special pre-released DVD of the documentary signed by the filmmakers!

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    All of the above plus an awesome and original Set Foot Films t-shirt with a hand-pulled relief design to show off to your friends!

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    All of the above plus a limited edition IN SEARCH OF NABAD hand-pulled relief design movie poster signed by the filmmakers! Each is a one-of-a-kind print that will liven your wall (and its a great a conversation piece)! See your name in the film's end credits!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    All of the above plus a traditional Somali spiced tea set and a digital download of the IN SEARCH OF NABAD soundtrack for your own personal dance party! Your name in larger font in the end credits of the film!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    All of the above plus your name will appear in the film's credits and on our website under MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS! You will also be invited to join the filmmakers in a private screening of the film with traditional Somali Spiced Tea and henna design by a local artist (travel and stay not included).

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    You are officially an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER!!! This will appear in big letters in the film's end credits and on our website! Of course, you'll also get everything mentioned above! And you'll get a personalized video thank you!!!

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    Hello CO-PRODUCER!!! Consider yourself high-fived! You'll see your name in the opening credits and with nice big letters in the film's end credits and on our website! And you'll get everything above!

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    You are an official EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!!! Welcome to the family! We are going to give you everything listed above, your name in big letters in the opening credits of the film and plastered all over the place (on our website and anywhere else we can), and a huge hug every time we see you... forever.

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