Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 7, 2013.

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      Creator Matthias Meier on March 24

      Still waiting for my t-shirt, sticker, stencil, pin and download link... is this ever going to happen?

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      Creator Nicholas Huddleston on March 3

      Robbed at the Oscars! Still, happy to have backed such an amazing project.

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      Creator Jon Seaton on February 12

      Has there been any progress for the rewards? Saying "we're working on it" isn't that great of a response. It'd be nice to have a more detailed delivery date.

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      Creator Muzzlehead on February 7

      I also watched the movie on Netflix.... Would have been nice to have received the reward promised on kickstarter. In the end I think I would have preferred no promise of a digital copy if you had no plans to make one available before a Netflix release. You should have just asked for support and our reward would have been the satisfaction of having backed an important project.

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      Creator Tim Scott on January 22

      Excellent film, Jehane. Thank you. I do wonder about the offer to have our names in the credits with the stencil if I never received the stencil.

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      Creator Nina on January 20

      Well when you get to the credits... Wait for the kickstarter list and look for your name!!

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      Creator Ironheart Artisans on January 19

      Gotta say it was weird rolling through Netflix to find "the square" tonight. Felt like as a backer should of had some kind of chance to get a digital copy before every Netflix subscriber. Hell even my digital poster would have just taken a email. Congrats on getting a huge audience. I'm going to watch the movie on Netflix now and imagine my pledge is kind of paying for it.

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      Creator Nina on January 19

      I just watched the movie on Netflix. It was excellent and sad at the same time. I hope everyone gets to see the finished product.

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      Creator Jehane Noujaim on January 11

      Morten-- thank you for your generosity of spirit in asking about us and the team -- we are very grateful for your concern. That has actually been a lot of what i have been spending time on and talking about to press. A couple of our friends have been arrested and are still in jail. Ragia Omran the human rights lawyer is trying to get them out. Rami Essam (the singer) has a warrant out for his arrest -- and so we are very worried about him as well. Karim (the producer) just had a death in the family and is back in Cairo for the first time in many months, and so he will be back in the US and online to talk about and update everyone about what is happening on the ground in Cairo. It is a dark time in Egypt-- but at the same time, Ahmed our main character is optimistic and says the people will still fight for what is right and they are more intelligent than the media makes them out to be-- they know when they are being manipulated. In our next update we will post a link to a transcript of an interview that we just did with Ahmed and Ragia, which gives a sense of what is happening on the ground. Thank you again for your love and support. Jehane

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      Creator Jehane Noujaim on January 11

      Kyle-- thank you for the props!! I was very nervous, but a friend told me to just roll with him, and he was the completely awesome person and intelligent interviewer that I hoped he would be and it was actually fun! your little film is getting out there….

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      Creator Jehane Noujaim on January 11

      Omar, Lorenzo, Scott and Jon-- hope you all had a happy new year! we are working hard to get you the rewards you deserve, and are very very sorry for this delay. We finally have a great team of hires and an Executive Producer and his office who are helping us, we have been a tiny team and just completely overstretched. please understand, and thank you for your love and support….

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      Creator Jehane Noujaim on January 11

      T Tahere, don't give up on us! We are working hard to make up for the delay in the gifting…

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      Creator Jehane Noujaim on January 11

      Hi Jennifer, thank you for your advice, you are right. We had hired someone who was great but she had to travel for family reasons and it became very difficult for her. The good news is that one of our Executive Producers has stepped forward and between him and his office and hires, we are getting these rewards out that everyone on this project deserves! Thank you for your comment and advice and hope you are doing well!

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      Creator Jennifer Ley on January 6

      Happy to see you're premiering everywhere but would have been good to have gotten out the promised rewards. Maybe it's time to hire someone to manage your Kickstarter rewards for a week -- the goodwill generated would be awesome.
      Any filmmaker can understand getting overwhelmed with a project and its demands, and the press/success makes more of them, a lot of us get that. But do yourselves and the Kickstarter community a favor and get this sorted.

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      Creator T Tahere on January 2

      Not received anything yet . think i will just give up on this one could forgive the delay if there was regular info on updates even monthly updates would be good. have found the only projects i have had problems with seem to lack regular updates.

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      Creator Jon Seaton on January 2

      I have yet to receive anything. Shirts were to be mailed in November, two months later I still have nothing.

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      Creator Omar Hafez on January 2

      Has any backer received ANY award yet? I would be interested in hearing from others...all my other projects have sent awards on time, generally speaking, and nothing has come close to this kind of delay (and ironically, this project has gotten more press than any of others, with a potential Oscar nomination to boot!).

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      Creator Lorenzo Ongaro on January 2

      There are any news about the status of the baker awards? I was at $75 Level. Hope everything is fine.

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      Creator Scott Reuber on December 12

      Just wondering the status of the backer awards (I was at $100 level). Filled out the survey back in August but haven't heard anything since. Also am curious about digital versions as well.

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      Creator Kyle Arpke on December 5

      It was cool seeing you on The Daily Show! Can't wait to see the film!

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      Creator Morten Poulsen on November 30

      I'm also looking forward to seeing it. I hope you and the team are alright. The situation in Egypt does not look too good at the moment.

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      Creator Omar Hafez on November 18

      Jehane or team - now that the movie has been released in a few venues, will backers soon get digital versions? I am dying to see it. The reviews have been great.

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      Creator Jehane Noujaim on November 4

      We are trying to send them next week. They have been ordered. We're SO sorry for the delay. We are such a small team, and working hard to manage everything. XOXO

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      Creator Jon Seaton on November 1

      Have the t-shirts been mailed yet? I haven't received mine.

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      Creator Jehane Noujaim on August 14, 2013

      No worries Rob and Marc, you guys are receiving only digital awards, so there was no email sent out to you for collecting your physical addresses. Sorry for the confusion. I put a note in the beginning of the email, but obviously I didn't make it clear enough. ~ Again, thanks you both all of your support! ~ Lori Sloan, responding on behalf of Jehane

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      Creator Rob Vink on August 14, 2013

      Hi, same here, just received first e-mail asking to fill out a survey apparently sent with earlier e-mail(s) which i haven't received..

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      Creator Marc Pell on August 14, 2013

      Hello, I just received an email today (14th Aug) asking to fill out a survey on a previous email (or emails?). Unfortunately I haven't received any of these so have no access to the survey...

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      Creator Rémi Gérard-Marchant on July 7, 2013

      Hi Jehane! So, any news about how the project is going?

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      Creator Gayla VandenBosche on July 2, 2013

      Time for an update, please.

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      Creator Muzzlehead on June 28, 2013

      Have the emails been sent out for the pledge rewards?

      An update on your progress would be appreciated.

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      Creator Lorenzo Ongaro on June 11, 2013

      COngrats! I was one of the founder, but I've never recieved an e-mail saying where I can give my personal info to receive my pledge...hope to get in touch with somebody soon...



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      Creator Muzzlehead on March 7, 2013

      Congrats! I was in DC with my girls (now 9 &10) when the revolution started. I walked them to the back of the White House to see about 30 people protesting. We stopped and talked with some people and they told my girls what was going on in Egypt. It was the first time my girls understood there was a world beyond what they knew.

      As we walked back I told them to remember this day because this awakening would walk with them the rest of their lives.

      I am excited to show them your film and to help back it.

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      Creator Jack Cantwell on March 7, 2013

      Kath and I wish you and your team the very best.

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      Creator Adam Earle on March 7, 2013

      Oh my goodness you have done it. I'm so happy for you.

      Now go for it
      Show the world your story and maybe just maybe you can begin a true revolution of the heart in all of us.

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      Creator Gnarly Dog on March 4, 2013

      Congrats on getting funded! I'm excited for you! Wonderful to see everything come through so strong in the end, you did a great job of staying faithful and appropriately persistent. Glad to be able to be a part of it.

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      Creator Brett Jelinek on March 4, 2013

      Congrats on reaching your goal! I am excited to see this film and to share the important work you all are doing.
      Solidarity from Chicago

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      Creator Geoff Cooper on March 4, 2013

      Congrats everyone!

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      Creator Khalil Nougaim on March 4, 2013

      Congratulations and love

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      Creator Jehane Noujaim on March 3, 2013

      Thank you everyone for your support! So much love from around the world... I think we are going to be shooting past 100K and be able to finish this film in the way it needs to be finished to truly rock the world (and make all of you proud!)

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      Creator Jehane Noujaim on March 3, 2013

      Thank you Siraj! Yes, we are a little busy for the next three days... trying to make our goal :) Yes, I think it is a very important story to share with the world. Very best, Jehane

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      Creator Siraj on March 3, 2013

      Hi Jehane,

      I dropped you a note about potential for informal collaboration in the future via Facebook but I imagine you are very busy !

      It is really great you and the team have undertaken this project, there is an acute need to share hope in the face of a lot of despair in many situations. Hopefully this reaffirms and catalyses in equal measure.

      Good Luck


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      Creator Ash and Eli on March 1, 2013

      Fantastic. We were moved by your trailer and had to back this / see this film.

      Thank you for making this.

      We're doing our own project that is dealing with distribution of a film and we wondered whether you had any insights about how to go about a digital download. Any advice you can offer on that subject is most welcome.

      Ash and Eli

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      Creator Kai Alexis Price on February 28, 2013

      "Eachother" is not a word. You mean "each other." It's two words.

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      Creator Oz Hassan on February 28, 2013

      I just made a donation to the project. I'm an academic in the UK, that has focused on democracy in the Middle East for the last decade. This looks like an amazing film, and brings back memories of being in Tahrir in 2011. I know how hard it is to make documentaries, as I'm in the process of starting one now on American policy aftert the Revolutions. If this doesn't make its target, let me know as I'd love to help out in getting this done. Good luck!

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      Creator Irfan on February 28, 2013

      I'm a student I gave some I wished I could do more hopefully people will really support you

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      Creator Geoff Cooper on February 26, 2013

      Just re-promoted on facebook and Linkedin and trying to get some media attention in the South Pacific - how is everyone else's efforts going on getting to the finish line? Gotta keep pushing to close this gap!

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      Creator JohnGianino (deleted) on February 22, 2013

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      Creator Jessica Hendrawidjaja on February 21, 2013

      Great update! Will spread the word!

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      Creator Guy Jobbins on February 21, 2013

      Good call Geoff - I'll up my pledge.

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      Creator Geoff Cooper on February 21, 2013

      And just a thought - if we all double our pledges (either personally or by involving others) we easily get to to $100k - I just did this....

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    We have an amazing set of ONE OF A KIND artifacts from a now-fallen graffiti wall - all works are by Ammar Abo Bakr, a street artist from Tahrir. (You may recognize his work from the film - and from our poster) Each gift and download above is also yours to keep, as well as a Special Thanks on our film.

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