Sunday, January 02, 2011

365 AM Documentary

Overview: In the winter of 2008, two days after Christmas, Israel launched one of it’s deadliest and most controversial wars. Whilst preventing the people of Gaza from fleeing the territory it proceeded to rain missiles down on them using some of the most sophisticated weaponry available. Trapped with them, were the only two foreign reporters inside Gaza at the time. They found themselves locked inside a war zone as the only voices able to reach the English-speaking world. This is their incredible, and as yet untold, story. Ayman Mohyeldin, a 30-year old American citizen and Sherine Tadros, a 29-year old British national lived through the war – for three weeks reporting for Al Jazeera English amidst an international media blackout. Now, they want to tell others what they witnessed – raw and uncut. 365 AM will stimulate audiences with exclusive footage and images captured in different formats from professional cameras to mobile phones. The film draws on powerful images from over 100 hours of footage, mostly from Al Jazeera English, and never-before-seen personal video of Ayman and Sherine during the war. The project has an important meaning in the United States where the Gaza story is so often obscured. At the same time, this is a gripping story about journalistic heroism in the face of unprecedented challenges. This film is not a movie about the Israeli-Palestinian issue but a human story set against the conflict's backdrop. Since the end of the war, major international newspapers including the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, the LA Times and others have recognized the incredible story of these two journalists and have written about them extensively. Their work has been nominated for prestigious awards in Europe and the US and the two have lectured at universities and events across Europe, the US and the Middle East. This movie is a continuation of their story and Al Jazeera's. Al Jazeera English, through its reporting, is breaking ground in the US. Everyday viewers are tuning in to the channel. This documentary will also shed light on Al Jazeera English's most defining moment, showing viewers the story behind the story. But to ensure this film is made at the highest level of production and makes an impact, it will require the help and support of people who believe in its objective, message and importance at this time. We hope you will find this project worthy of your consideration and resources. Any help and financial support you can provide will go a long way in making this vision a reality. *** The funds will help us with costs of editing, music, web site, sound design, festivals submission, color correction, office space, etc... SO WE ASK YOU TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY. "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." 
Martin Luther King Jr. Please Spread the word.... and every dollar helps.

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