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A personal documentary about a young man, with parents from two different cultures (US, Egypt), on a quest to understand himself.
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The I Don't Understand Movie  Ever since I completed and exhibited my personal short film (Ana Mish Fahim) to many different people across the US and in the Middle East – and my family - I have been dreaming of the day when I could make a more in-depth feature length version of my film.  I’m happy to say, that the time has come!

The content of my new documentary - The I Don’t Understand Movie – has been brewing in mind for as long as I can remember.  In this film I will expose more personally what it has meant to me to be an average American and at the same time a kid who plays soccer in the streets with all the other street kids in Cairo.  Or what it was like to skateboard in Cairo on ledges that were never meant to be ‘grinded’ on.  It's been a lifetime of combining my American and Egyptian cultures.

The timing of this journey to Cairo also couldn’t come at a more momentous time.  Young people throughout the Arab world have risen up against dictators, and insurmountable odds, and they have revolutionized the Middle East.  Egypt, being a major player in the Middle East, has had a profound effect on the region.  That is all fine and good, but I wonder how these developments have changed the neighborhood I left behind last year (January 22nd, 2011).  The small neighborhood where my family lives that I have been returning to every year of my life.  Soon enough I will see for myself! 

Thank you for all the support!

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Our aim is to support local artists along the way too!!

When you donate to some of our incentives, you will be supporting:

Arabic Hip Hop CD:

Photographs:

You get to choose from 1 of the 6 photos below. The photo you select will be printed as a 10" x 12" high resolution photograph and sent directly to your home!

February 12, 2011. Evening of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepping down

January 28th, 2011. Protestors in Imbaba marching in protest of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak

February 12, 2011. Evening of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepping down

February 12, 2011. Evening of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepping down

February 12, 2011. Evening of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepping down

February 12, 2011. Evening of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepping down

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    شكراً ... THANK YOU! An invitation to the screening of the documentary at a college near you!

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    GIFT BAG. Classic Egyptian postcard of old Cairo + Jan 25 Revolution Stickers, all from Egypt!

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    EGYPTIAN HIP HOP ARTIST. Hip hop isn't dead, it just moved to the Middle East. Get an Arabic CD by artist DEEB (an artist who performed in Tahrir during the revolution).

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    PHONE CONFERENCE with a real Egyptian activist, a blogger, a politician, and a philosopher (they will share their experiences w/ the group), in collaboration with an international multi person phone conference service. Moderated by Mustafa + All of the above!

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    LOCAL EGYPTIAN PHOTOGRAPHY (photographs from the revolution, by Christina Rizk) as seen down below. There will be a few to choose from + All of the Above!

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    PRODUCTION BOOK. A personalized copy of a photo book by Mustafa, documenting the trip to and through Cairo this winter. This book will have stills and text commemorating this films personal journey!

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    PATRON. A special thank you on the films website under link for donors, w/ your name listed as a patron, special thanks in the credits. Signed poster from the Ana Mish Fahim team + All of the above!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT. You will receive updates as the film is being shot and be sent DVDs with the latest cut of the film and be able to offer feedback, as well as being listed as an associate producer in the credits. Three tickets to the premier of the film in Los Angeles + All of the above!

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    **Please Note** - International backers (meaning all those outside the United States) please add a little more money to any of the amounts you pledge below in order to cover international shipping costs. Thanks!

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