To finish his film on the Egyptian revolution, and how it inspired a global youth uprising from Madrid and Athens to New York, Nadim needs your help.
Brothers and Sisters,
About a year ago, I embarked on a journey. At first this journey was to help my father realize that his dream of revolution for Egypt had been realized after 40 years of hopelessness. But, upon traveling this journey, my father’s story was not the only story that would be changed forever; mine was too.
With that, I not only experienced and understood the Egyptian revolution, but also was given tastes of the indignados movement in Spain and the occupation of Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece.
My film, a Tale of Two Revolutions, outlines this entire journey within a neatly packaged and intensely emotional documentary. The first sneak peek is displayed for you on the side of ROAR.
Today, though, I come asking for your help. And I do this in varying degrees.
First, my film begins in Egypt, but eventually covers the whole of the global movement. For this to work, I need to have footage from around the world. So here is what I am offering: if you have footage of protests in different cities, states/provinces, and countries — be it an occupation or not — I am seeking them. For those of you who give footage/pictures over and which is used in the documentary will be given a “Camera Operator” credit in a film which will be seen around the world, and you will be given a special edition copy of the DVD once the film is completed. To send footage over, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some specific bits of original footage that I am looking for:
- The 18 days in Tahrir Square
- Stop Evictions actions in Spain
- Greek protest videos
- The occupation of Puerta del Sol
- Occupy Wall St. footage (specifically near September 17th)
- Occupations of any cities or squares around the world
But, in saying that, do not be afraid to send footage of large-scale protests outside of this sphere. The more the merrier. Just make sure to include the country/city and date of the event you covered.
Second, I have set up an indiegogo account to finish off this documentary. None of the money will be used to pay me whatsoever — but it will be needed to ensure the professional quality of this film. I understand that many people around the world don’t have much money. But any little bit of money helps. This film has entirely been paid for by myself and frankly I am running out of money. The indiegogo URL can be found here.
Finally, I hope that you can all start spreading these links like wildfire. This is something I have been wanting to make for the better part of my youth. I believe in this film and its ability to inspire those who watch it. I don’t care if I don’t make money off of this — in fact, I wish I don’t. What I do hope, though, is that people watch this film. So spread ‘er around! Post the vimeo and indiegogo links on Facebook, Twitter, bbm, sms, hell, send out carrier pigeons! Spread the message, plain and simple — the global revolt has come, and a Tale of Two Revolutions is the first feature documentary to state it!
I love you all, and solidarity to you all!