ZABALEEN: A letter from the director
Dear backers, friends, and family,
It feels like only yesterday that Carrie, Lauren and I first embarked on our journey with this film. The putrid smells of burning plastic and... Read more
LONG OVERDUE UPDATE
I really have to apologize for going silent for so long about the project.
BUT I am happy to say that we gave the film a much needed... Read more
Zabaleen at Harvard
We have the great honor to announce to you that we will be screening a “work in progress” and holding a discussion at Harvard’s Peabody Museum on April 5th.
The... Read more
First and foremost, Happy New Year!!! Hope it started great for each and every one of you.
It's been awhile since our last update so I thought I'd... Read more
Taking it to the next level
We are proud to announce that thanks to your support here on Kickstarter, the film is officially in the edit. The very talented Wajdi Elian is busy cutting... Read more
We need your help (again)
This past week we were pleasantly surprised to be featured as IndieWire’s “Project Of The Day”.
As we mentioned on our blog, voting would open today…. And it has.
So we... Read more
Dancing with Joy
Here's another little bonus video (shot on my phone) from our last trip to Cairo.
Mourad's got the moves.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
As the final seconds ticked off of the Kickstarter clock.... a surge happened that lands us at 134% of our original goal!!!!
We are overwhelmed by the generosity of all... Read more
WE DID IT!!! (But can't stop now)
With a little less than 3 days to go, support for the film went through the roof. We saw the numbers surge and a little after 11pm (Doha time) last... Read more
3 Days Left and More Behind the Scenes
We have 3 days left on Kickstarter!
We have faith and are seeing an amazing surge right now in support. We can not thank you all enough for all of... Read more
I know I promised updates while in Cairo but the internet was so weak that it took 4 hours to upload 7 photos to flickr.
So now I will attempt... Read more
ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT
As we enter the home stretch of our campaign, we can't thank you enough for all you have done so far.
67 people have donated to the film through Kickstarter... Read more
Live from the Mountain
Our much anticipated trip back to Cairo has been underway since November 4th.
We returned to round out the filming with Mourad and his family as we enter the post... Read more
Reward Updates, New Content and Returning to the Mountain
Our campaign is raging on with 20 days left. We still have a very long way to go but we are hopeful that we will reach the goal... Read more
For those of you who were generous enough to donate $500 or more.....
Here is a first glimpse at the amazing limited edition poster created for us by Hussein Alazaat.
Zabaleen Progress - First 4 days
First of all, we would like to thank each of you again for your generous contributions to the project. We are getting really excited at the possibility of meeting our... Read more