Updates 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 production phase.

As usual, we were greeted with more than kindness from the family but some things stood in our way.

On the second day of the trip, director Justin Kramer was arrested while filming. Mourad and 4 of his sons were also detained by the police and underwent nearly 5 hours of interrogation and intimidation from the police. Eventually, they were all released with no major repercussions other than the destruction of that day’s footage.

Staying strong, the team continued on and have been capturing some amazing footage.

To see more production stills from the past few days of filming check out this link.

We would also like to thank our newest backers on Kickstarter:

  • Megan
  • Hind Mezaina
  • Shaima Al T
  • Stephen and Jill McCarthy
  • Nive Das
  • Yosra
  • Zach Baker
  • Deborah Mansfield
  • Kim Tresohlavy
  • Sonya Shaykhoun
  • James Rawson
  • Dina
  • Alexandra Lauro
  • Faiza Ambah
  • Kath

We really appreciate all of the support you (and others) have shown us on Kickstarter.

We currently have 51 backers and are at 57% of our goal with just 14 days left. We still need a lot of help but we remain optimistic and extremely appreciative of all the support we have received thus far!

Please help us to continue to spread the word about the campaign! Your help is so important.

Thank you all so much and we will continue to update you all on the progress of the campaign and the filming.

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~ by zabaleen on November 8, 2011.

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