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The story of the rock-n-roll icon of Afghanistan who changed the country - and the world - forever.
The story of the rock-n-roll icon of Afghanistan who changed the country - and the world - forever.
340 backers pledged $55,742 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Exclusive email updates on the film

    You’ll be a part of the Ahmad Zahir community and receive exclusive email updates on the production of ZAHIR as we make it. Thanks for being a part of the story!

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    Digital wallpaper images + AZ bracelet

    A set of high-resolution digital images of Ahmad Zahir, which are great for using as desktop wallpaper or sharing with friends. You’ll also receive a bracelet embedded with lyrics from Zahir’s iconic song Zindagi Akhir Sarayat: “Freedom and liberty mean life to mankind.”

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    AZ postcards + AZ bracelet

    Receive a set of 5 postcards - images which capture the spirit and adventurous nature of Ahmad Zahir - to send to your friends and family. You’ll also receive an Ahmad Zahir bracelet and join our exclusive email updates list.

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    • AZ bracelet
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    Private link to stream the finished film

    A private link to stream the first-ever documentary about Ahmad Zahir when its finished! So, you can have an Ahmad Zahir film watch-party with your friends and family when the film is released. You’ll also get access to our exclusive email updates list throughout the making of the film.

    ** Please note that this reward will only be available when the film is finished ! We are just starting the production with the funding from this Kickstarter, so we appreciate your patience.

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    DVD of the film when it's finished

    A DVD of the first-ever documentary about Ahmad Zahir when its finished! So, you can have an Ahmad Zahir film watch-party and many more after that. It also makes a perfect gift for a friend or family member who loves Ahmad Zahir. You’ll also join our exclusive email updates list.
    ** Please note that this reward will only be available when the film is finished ! We are just starting the production with the funding from this Kickstarter, so we appreciate your patience.

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    • exclusive email updates
    • DVD of the film when it's finished
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    AZ tshirt + thanks on our website

    Your very own Ahmad Zahir t-shirt, designed by artist Paul Nelson-Esch! We’ll also gladly put your name on our “special thanks” list on our website for your contribution. And, you’ll get a private link to stream the film when its finished, an Ahmad Zahir bracelet, a set of postcards, and exclusive email updates.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other rewards in this category will be delivered by the estimated date.

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    • exclusive email updates
    • AZ bracelet
    • set of 5 postcards
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • custom-designed Ahmad Zahir tshirt
    • thank you on the AZ website
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    AZ poster by Art Lords

    We teamed up with Art Lords in Kabul after seeing their amazing mural of Zahir painted in Afghanistan in July of this year. You’ll receive a 11x17-inch print similar to the amazing mural, made by Afghan artists in honor of Zahir. You’ll also receive thanks on our website for your contribution, a private link to stream the film when its finished and exclusive email updates.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other rewards in this category will be delivered by the estimated date.

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    • exclusive email updates
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • thank you on the AZ website
    • AZ poster by Art Lords
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    movie poster signed by AZ's daughter

    An originally-designed poster, with a personal note + signature from our executive producer - Ahmad Zahir’s daughter - Shabnam or director Sam French. The artwork embodies who Ahmad Zahir is and the spirit of his music for Afghans all around the world (images of this poster will be posted to this page soon!). You’ll also get a link to the film when it’s finished, thanks on the film’s website, and exclusive email updates.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other rewards in this category will be delivered by the estimated date.

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    • exclusive email updates
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • thank you on the AZ website
    • signed movie poster
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    KingNoorLA hoodie

    Zahir is no doubt an icon… so we teamed up with the amazing folks at KingNoorLA to create Zahir hoodies, as a part of their amazing Icons Collection! These hoodies are warm and oh-so-comfortable, and will have Zahir’s image front and center. You’ll also get a private link to stream the film when it’s finished, thanks on the website, a Zahir bracelet, a set of postcards, and email updates on the film.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other rewards in this category will be delivered by the estimated date.

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    • exclusive email updates
    • AZ bracelet
    • set of 5 postcards
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • thank you on the AZ website
    • KingNoorLA hoodie
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    Zahir Majilisi 12-track remastered CD

    For the first time ever, Ahmad Zahir’s Majlisi (private “unplugged" performaces) will be re-mastered on CD - we’re doing this just for Kickstarter backers! With a beautiful originally-designed artwork cover, and 12 tracks selected by his family from the original copies of Ahmad Zahir’s personal tapes and re-mastered so they are heard with more depth than ever before, the new Majlisi is a perfect way to truly experience the rich melodies of Zahir with friends and family, or by yourself! You will also receive a private link to stream the film when it’s finished, a thank you on the website, a Zahir bracelet, a set of postcards, and exclusive email updates.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other rewards in this category will be delivered by the estimated date.

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    • exclusive email updates
    • AZ bracelet
    • set of 5 postcards
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • thank you on the AZ website
    • Ahmad Zahir Majlisi remastered CD
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    Thanks in credits + Zahir Majilisi CD

    Receive a special thanks in the credits of the actual film when it’s finished. Your name will be up on the big screen for all to see! Also, receive Ahmad Zahir’s iconic album Majlisi, re-mastered on CD for Kickstarter backers only. The new Majlisi is a perfect way to truly experience the rich melodies of Ahmad Zahir with friends and family, or by yourself! You will also receive a private link to stream the film when it’s finished, a thank you on the website, an AZ bracelet, a set of postcards, and exclusive email updates.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other rewards in this category will be delivered by the estimated date.

    Includes:
    • exclusive email updates
    • AZ bracelet
    • set of 5 postcards
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • thank you on the AZ website
    • Ahmad Zahir Majlisi remastered CD
    • thanks in the film credits on screen
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    Photobook by Artifact Uprising

    We’re collecting the most beautiful and authentic moments captured in photography of Ahmad Zahir and of Afghanistan in the 1970s, and printing them in a beautifully-bound 5 inch x 5 inch book by Artifact Uprising. It’s perfect for your coffee table, bedside table, or to share as a gift to someone who would love to fall back into the Golden Era of Afghanistan. You will also receive the re-mastered CD of Majlisi, a private link to stream the film when it’s finished, a thank you on our website, an AZ bracelet, a set of postcards, and exclusive email updates.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other rewards in this category will be delivered by the estimated date.

    Includes:
    • exclusive email updates
    • AZ bracelet
    • set of 5 postcards
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • thank you on the AZ website
    • Ahmad Zahir Majlisi remastered CD
    • souvenir photobook by Artifact Uprising
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    video of AZ + FB shout-out

    We’ve found archival footage of Ahmad Zahir that we can’t wait to use in the film… but you’ll get to see it first, with a private link to a collage video of never-before-seen 16mm footage, cut to Ahmad Zahir’s music. We’ll also send out a public shout-out to our 25,000-strong community on our Facebook page, thanking you personally! AND we want to honor you by giving a special thanks in the actual film credits on screen. You will also receive the re-mastered CD of Majlisi, a private link to stream the film when it’s finished, a thank you on our website, an AZ bracelet, a set of postcards, and exclusive email updates.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other rewards in this category will be delivered by the estimated date.

    Includes:
    • exclusive email updates
    • AZ bracelet
    • set of 5 postcards
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • thank you on the AZ website
    • Ahmad Zahir Majlisi remastered CD
    • thanks in the film credits on screen
    • never-before-seen video of Ahmad Zahir
    • personal shout-out on AZ Facebook page
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    AZ memorabilia hard-cover book

    With the generosity of his family, we have are printing a collection of Ahmad Zahir’s personal memorabilia - such as notes and photographs - into one beautifully-made hardcover book. What better way to honor Zahir than to share in his personal thoughts and dreams? This belongs in your living room to share with others, too! You will also receive a public thank you on our Facebook page to 25,000 followers, the re-mastered CD of Majlisi, special thanks in the film’s credits on screen, a private link to stream the film when it’s finished, a thank you on our website, an AZ bracelet, a set of postcards, and exclusive email updates.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other re

    Includes:
    • exclusive email updates
    • AZ bracelet
    • set of 5 postcards
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • thank you on the AZ website
    • Ahmad Zahir Majlisi remastered CD
    • thanks in the film credits on screen
    • personal shout-out on AZ Facebook page
    • AZ personal memorabilia in hard-cover coffee table book
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    Zahir Majilisi remastered on vinyl

    For the first time ever, Ahmad Zahir’s iconic album Majlisi will be re-mastered… and you can get it custom-made on vinyl! The 12 incredible tracks re-mastered will sound just incredible on record spinning in your family’s living room… it’s the perfect way to truly experience the melodies of Ahmad Zahir with that richness that comes only when listening on vinyl. You will also receive a public thank you on our Facebook page to 25,000 followers, special thanks in the film’s credits on screen, a private link to stream the film when it’s finished, a thank you on our website and exclusive email updates.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other rewards in this category will be delivered by the estimated date.

    Includes:
    • exclusive email updates
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • thank you on the AZ website
    • thanks in the film credits on screen
    • personal shout-out on AZ Facebook page
    • Ahmad Zahir Majlisi on vinyl
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    tickets to film screening + BTS footage

    Two tickets to a screening of AHMAD ZAHIR when the film is finished, and it is showing near you! (Please note this does not include transportation costs to the screening location.)
    Plus, an exclusive selection of behind-the-scenes footage shot during AHMAD ZAHIR’s production and post-production process - be a part of the filmmaking process ! You will also receive the video of never-before-seen footage in 16mm of Ahmad Zahir, a public thank you on our Facebook page to 25,000 followers, a thank you in the film credits on screen, the re-mastered CD of Majlisi, a private link to stream the film when it’s finished, a thank you on our website, an AZ bracelet, a set of postcards, and exclusive email updates.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other rewards in this category will be delivered by the estimated date.

    Includes:
    • exclusive email updates
    • tickets to screening of the film
    • never-before-seen video of Ahmad Zahir
    • thanks in the film credits on screen
    • thank you on the AZ website
    • custom-designed Ahmad Zahir tshirt
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • set of 5 postcards
    • AZ bracelet
    • video of behind-the-scenes of making the film
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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    special access to Ahmad Zahir package!

    Backing at this level brings you closer to Ahmad Zahir than you could even imagine… we will send you a director’s cut of the film before anyone else sees it. You’ll get a private Skype session with members of the AZ filmmaking team including director Sam French. You’ll receive a selection of behind-the-scenes moments of making the film, a video of never-before-seen 16mm footage of Ahmad Zahir, an exclusive book of his memorabilia, and the re-mastered CD of Majlisi. You’ll get a special thanks in the film’s end credits on screen, a link to the finished film when it’s done, thanks on the AZ website, an AZ tshirt, bracelet, set of postcards, and exclusive email updates throughout the filmmaking process.
    ** Please note any rewards associated with the finished film will be delivered when the film is finished; all other rewards in this category will be delivered by the estimated date.

    Includes:
    • exclusive email updates
    • advanced director's cut of the film
    • video of behind-the-scenes of making the film
    • AZ personal memorabilia in hard-cover coffee table book
    • never-before-seen video of Ahmad Zahir
    • thanks in the film credits on screen
    • Ahmad Zahir Majlisi remastered CD
    • thank you on the AZ website
    • custom-designed Ahmad Zahir tshirt
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • set of 5 postcards
    • set of digital wallpaper images
    • AZ bracelet
    • private Skype with AZ's filmmaking team / director Sam French
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    6-pc Ahmad Zahir China set

    This is probably the best gift a family member (especially your parents!) could ever ever receive … we have custom-designed a six-piece set of porcelain china with Ahmad Zahir’s image on the center of the plate, and his beautiful lyrics in Farsi calligraphy adorning its edges. Since this reward is custom-made, you also have the option to pick the lyrics you’d like to use, and we can add names or family names to the rim as well ! You’ll also receive two tickets to a screening of AHMAD ZAHIR at a festival, theatrical screening and/or community screening near you when the film comes to your city, a video of never-before-seen 16mm footage of Ahmad Zahir, an exclusive hard-cover book of Ahmad Zahir memorabilia, and the re-mastered CD of Majlisi. You’ll get a special thanks in the film’s end credits on screen, a link to the finished film when it’s done, an AZ tshirt, bracelet, set of postcards, and exclusive email updates throughout the filmmaking process.
    ** Please note any rewards associa

    Includes:
    • exclusive email updates
    • tickets to screening of the film
    • AZ personal memorabilia in hard-cover coffee table book
    • never-before-seen video of Ahmad Zahir
    • thanks in the film credits on screen
    • Ahmad Zahir Majlisi remastered CD
    • custom-designed Ahmad Zahir tshirt
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • set of 5 postcards
    • AZ bracelet
    • custom-made 6-piece set of China with AZ's lyrics + portrait
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    PRODUCERS CIRCLE + private screening

    At this level, you're officially a member of the exclusive Producers Circle of this film. We'll credit you in the film on screen, and provide special thanks in media opportunities for the film wherever we can. We will also host a private screening of AHMAD ZAHIR when the film is finished, just for you! (Venue TBD though we’d be happy to make this happen at a party or iftar in your home!) We’d also love to interview you over Skype about your connection to Ahmad Zahir, and share this on our Facebook page for our 25K+ strong community around the film. You’ll receive two tickets to a screening of AHMAD ZAHIR at a festival, theatrical screening and/or community screening near you when the film comes to your city, the director's cut of the film before anyone else sees it, a private Skype with Ahmad Zahir's daughter Shabnam or director Sam French, a video of never-before-seen 16mm footage of Ahmad Zahir, behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the film, an exclusive hard-cover book of Ahma

    Includes:
    • exclusive email updates
    • prominent credit under "Producer's Circle" in the film on screen
    • private Skype with AZ's filmmaking team / director Sam French
    • advanced director's cut of the film
    • video of behind-the-scenes of making the film
    • tickets to screening of the film
    • AZ personal memorabilia in hard-cover coffee table book
    • never-before-seen video of Ahmad Zahir
    • Ahmad Zahir Majlisi remastered CD
    • custom-designed Ahmad Zahir tshirt
    • private link to stream the film when it's finished
    • set of 5 postcards
    • AZ bracelet
    • private screening of AHMAD ZAHIR at venue of your choice
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