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A professional American basketball player accepts an offer to play in one of the world's most feared countries: Iran.
744 backers pledged $100,466 to help bring this project to life.

Panel discussion following our screening at Carnegie Endowment for Internatioal Peace

Posted by Sara Nodjoumi & Till Schauder (Creator)

Hello everyone!

We hope you all had a relaxing and beautiful Christmas!

Ours was certainly filled with some Christmas magic. It started the day before Christmas Eve, when CNN had us on their front page resulting in a wave of new backers from all over the world. The next day, The Washington Post had us in their weekend print edition.

But beyond this unexpected press attention it was you - our backers and supporters - who've provided some real Christmas miracles. For example, on Christmas day someone - let's call her Mrs. Santa - increased her pledge from $25 to $1000!!!

The next day - yesterday - we got another very generous pledge with the following message that just kind of melted our hearts if they weren't already melted ...:

"I am a typical American soccer/PTA mom. I funded your project because a Turkish friend (another PTA mom) and I were lamenting the news that Lowes pulled their funding from the TLC channel All American Muslim show. I hope your project helps Americans to learn more about the challenges facing Muslims around the world. Best regards from Chappaqua, NY"

Today, we'd like to share the panel that Karim Sadjadpour moderated after our work-in-progress screening at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington last week, which is also referenced in the Washington Post article. We're so thankful for Karim's invitation. The screening in Washington was our first real test with an audience even as the film's not completed yet. The response was indeed very, very encouraging.

We hope you'll enjoy this video and hope to share the finished film with you soon.

Much love & gratitude,Sara & Till

PS: Please keep spreading the CNN article, the Washington Post article and our kickstarter link.

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Thank you all so much!


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