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FUNDRAISING UPDATE:THANK YOU. We are floored by the tremendous support we received in the first 24 hours following the trailer release. It is clear that we will reach our initial goal of raising $10k and the film will be significantly improved because of it.
THERE'S STILL MORE TO BE DONE. Rest assured that funds raised beyond our initial goal will still be put to excellent use. Raising more means (1) further improving the quality of the film's sound, color, and festival screener (2) promotional opportunities to get the film seen (3) potentially flying out a former AUIS player for a US premiere.
About The Film:Two years ago, most of the women on the basketball team at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (AUIS) had never been running before. Many had never played sports. None had ever been on a team with other women. They came from all corners of Iraq to attend this prestigious school, but many cannot tell family back home they go to an "American" university.
Through traditional interviews and private confessional video diaries, Salaam Dunk follows the ethnically diverse AUIS women's basketball team as they discover what it means to be athletes. From the joy of their first win to the pain of losing the coach who started their team, the film gives a glimpse into an Iraq we don't see on the news.
How You Can Help
The film is close to being finished but there are a lot of things left to pay for. Funds to support creating graphics and score, sound mix, color correction, editing a trailer and festival submission fees are among our most pressing needs. Even a small contribution can make a big difference!
If you run into technical issues sending a donation electronically, it is also an option to send a check payable to IndieGoGo at the address below along with the following info:
Campaign title and ID (Salaam Dunk / 12824)
Your full name
Shipping address (optional -- in order to deliver your Perk)
PO Box 590809
San Francisco, CA 94159
- David, Peter, Beau & Kimi