New York City Premiere: 12/8 & 12/10!!
Dear Friends & Backers,
This week we are thrilled to share that we will have the NY Premiere at the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) with two very special... Read more
The Last Song Before the War - Playing in Festivals Worldwide
2013 has been very exciting for the film! In March, we finished post production and began submitting the film in earnest to festivals around the world. In April,... Read more
NEA JOINS THE ESSAKANE CROWD!
We have some absolutely wonderful news to announce -- The National Endowment for the Arts just announced that they are granting $20,000 to support post production and outreach... Read more
Keep Essakane Film Going on IndieGoGo
We just launched our new crowdfunding campaign. This time we are trying IndieGogo.
Since you are our core backers, we hope you will engage with our next campaign.... Read more
Updated Donation Link For Women in Film in Video
My apologies, it looks like I posted the incorrect link to the Women in Film and Video donation page!
As mentioned, all donations made through Women in Film and Video... Read more
Essakane Film 2011: Fundraising, Live Music, and Tragedy in the Sahel
The New York City fundraiser was truly a magical night filled with great West African food, wine, and live music. We raised just over $3,000 toward the film!... Read more
Invite: Essakane Film Fundraiser Party NYC
We would be honored if you would join us November 17, 7:30PM at The Player's Club in Gramercy Park, New York Cityfor a very special fundraising event.... Read more
Essakane Fundraiser Event -- Tonight LA
Join Essakane Film in LA for the launch of our Fundraiser/Pre-Screening Road Show on Thursday, September 29th, at the Top Tomato Market Art Gallery in Venice!
The intimate event will... Read more
Final Rewards Shipping and The Post Production!
Our official Essakane Film T-shirts have arrived and we love them! If you deserve a t-shirt and did not give us your address and size, please do so... Read more
You Took Us There!!
WOW!! What a trip we had in Mali making this film! It was a long yet incredible experience traveling from Bamako all the way to Timbuktu filming for... Read more
Happy Holidays From Essakane Film
Thank you all so much for your support of Essakane Film. Producer, Andrea Papitto has been in Mali for a week with advisor, Abou Ansarr setting up interviews, meeting with... Read more
Next Stop: Timbuktu!!!
Feeling surprisingly speechless at this moment....
Thank you to every single backer, we have tried to thank each of you individually, and if we haven't, expect to hear from us... Read more
The 11th Hour
Here we are at the 11th hour. I have been looking at all the past updates, $2,500, $4,500, $12,500, $19,000 --this has been quite a journey for all of us.... Read more
28 Hours and 1 Director of Photography
With 28 hours to go, we are feeling pumped about Kickstarter and our project!
With 118 backers we are so inspired to bring home footage that will create a film... Read more
We Just Reached Our 100th Backer!
What a huge milestone to know that this film already has 100 fans!
Thank you all so much. This dream would not be a reality without you.
A month ago,... Read more
Essakane Film Featured in Africa.com Blog Today
Check out this link to see our blog posting in Africa.com!
We are getting so, so close. Thank you all for you support. We are just $2,900 away from... Read more
Welcome New Backers
We have had so many new backers in the last day! This is so inspiring! We really do feel like we have been Kickstarted!!
From family, friends, fans of the... Read more
WE ARE CLOSE
To our backers and fans,
This campaign has been such an adventure. We knew we were taking a risk when we set our goal at $20,000 but we wanted to... Read more
One More Vieux Poster Left
If you have been waiting to get one of our five signed Vieux Farka Toure posters, now is the time!! There is only one left.
Coming up with the rewards... Read more
Five Days to Go!
We have five days left to reach our goal! We are still working round the clock to make this happen.
Today, our friends at the Festival In the Desert media... Read more
Royal Air Maroc Supports Essakane Film
Royal Air Maroc has just agreed to provide us with three roundtrip tickets
from New York to Bamako for our filming. Thank you so much Royal Air Maroc!... Read more
10 Days to Go and 12,500 to Raise - Spread the Word
We are really building momentum now!! But, we need your help. The best way we can reach more people is through you!! Please post our link on your... Read more
15 More Banning Eyre Rewards!!!
Due to the popularity of our $75 reward, we asked Banning Eyre to sign 15 more copies of his book and he has agreed!!!
If you are looking for an... Read more
Essakane Trailer Launch
Dear Backers and Fans,
We are so excited to launch our trailer today!
Since we started this project in June, a lot of people have asked us, "what makes the... Read more
THANK YOU! We Just Passed the $2,500 Mark!
We just passed the $2,500 mark. This is amazing. Thank you all for supporting this project and for believing in independent media.