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Feature-length documentary about five Somali Muslim students pursuing dreams of education in America
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    THANK YOU

    Our sincere appreciation for supporting the project. We'll send you updates and give you our best virtual high-five and a shout out on Twitter or Facebook!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    The real deal and the culmination of years of work:

    Get a digital download of SOMALILAND the documentary film

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD -- FILM AND SOUNDTRACK

    We'll send you a digital download of the film, a digital download of the SOMALILAND soundtrack by Will Bedford, AND include a special thanks to you in the film credits

    This beautiful original soundtrack is by rising star Will Bedford. Will is a professional composer based out of the UK who used numerous different influences to create the score for this film including traditional Somali bantu music

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    • Soundtrack download
    • Special Thanks in the Credits!
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    SIGNED SOMALILAND FILM POSTER

    We'll send you a digital download of the film, a digital download of the SOMALILAND soundtrack by Will Bedford, include a special thanks to you in the film credits PLUS an official SOMALILAND poster (16" x 20") signed by the directors

    Includes:
    • Movie poster (16" x 20") signed by the directors!
    • Digital download of the Film
    • Soundtrack download
    • Special Thanks in the Credits!
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    ADDED 2/17-AUTOGRAPHED ABAARSO MEMOIRS

    NEW REWARD! Receive an autographed hardcover copy of Abaarso founder Jonathan Starr's new memoirs, "It Takes a School". This tells the story of his founding Abaarso School in Somaliland and focuses on the influential first students who paved the way for others

    We'll also send you a digital download of the film, a digital download of the SOMALILAND soundtrack by Will Bedford, include a special thanks to you in the film credits, and an official SOMALILAND poster (16" x 20") signed by the directors

    Includes:
    • Autographed memoirs "It Takes a School"
    • Digital download of the Film
    • Special Thanks in the Credits!
    • Soundtrack download
    • Movie poster (16" x 20") signed by the directors!
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    SKYPE CALL WITH DIRECTORS AND STUDENT

    Have a Skype call with Ben, Harry, and one of the students from the film to discuss what it was like to make the documentary. Hear the student's stories firsthand and make a real connection after seeing him/her onscreen

    In addition we'll send you a digital download of the film, a digital download of the SOMALILAND soundtrack by Will Bedford, include a special thanks to you in the film credits, and an official SOMALILAND poster signed by the directors

    Includes:
    • Skype call with a student and the directors!
    • Digital download of the Film
    • Movie poster (16" x 20") signed by the directors!
    • Soundtrack download
    • Special Thanks in the Credits!
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    LUNCH WITH FILMMAKER AND STUDENT

    Have lunch with an Abaarso student and either Harry, Ben, or Kate. Hear the student's stories in person and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience! (Limited to DC, New York, Boston metropolitan areas -- ask about other locations)

    In addition we'll send you a digital download of the film, a digital download of the SOMALILAND soundtrack by Will Bedford, include a special thanks to you in the film credits, and an official SOMALILAND poster signed by the directors

    Includes:
    • Lunch with a student and filmmaker!
    • Digital download of the Film
    • Movie poster (16" x 20") signed by the directors!
    • Soundtrack download
    • Special Thanks in the Credits!
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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT

    Welcome to the team! With an Associate Producer Credit you will be an official part of our filmmaker team. We'll announce your presence on our Facebook page, list you on our IMDB credits, and your name will show up onscreen in the film credits

    Our team will set up a phone call with you to discuss your interest and potential role in the rest of our filmmaking process

    In addition we'll send you a digital download of the film, a digital download of the SOMALILAND soundtrack by Will Bedford, and an official SOMALILAND poster signed by the directors

    Includes:
    • Associate Producer Credit
    • Digital download of the Film
    • Movie poster (16" x 20") signed by the directors!
    • Soundtrack download
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    SPECIAL GUESTS TO WASHINGTON DC PREMIERE

    Receive two (2) tickets to be our special guests at the Washington DC Premiere of Somaliland! This will give you priority seating at our theatrical premiere in DC as well as invites to the after-party

    In addition we'll send you a digital download of the film, a digital download of the SOMALILAND soundtrack by Will Bedford, and an official SOMALILAND poster signed by the directors

    Includes:
    • Two (2) tickets to Washington DC Premiere!
    • Digital download of the Film
    • Soundtrack download
    • Movie poster (16" x 20") signed by the directors!
    • Special Thanks in the Credits!
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT

    Welcome to the team! With an Executive Producer Credit you will be an official part of our filmmaker team. We'll announce your presence on our Facebook page, list you on our IMDB credits, and your name will show up onscreen in the film credits

    Our team will set up a phone call with you to discuss your interest and potential role in the rest of our filmmaking process

    In addition we'll send you a digital download of the film, a digital download of the SOMALILAND soundtrack by Will Bedford, and an official SOMALILAND poster signed by the directors

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer Credit
    • Digital download of the Film
    • Movie poster (16" x 20") signed by the directors!
    • Soundtrack download
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