The director and producer of the film Son of Babylon – screened at the Movies that Matter Festival 2011 – have started a kickstarter campaign for the release of the film in theatres throughout the USA. Kickstarter is a crowd funding platform for creative projects.
Director Mohamed Al-Daradji ad producer Isabelle Stead call on everyone who likes the film to donate on kickstarter in order to fund the project. Donations can be made from 1 UK pound, until January 3rd. The goal is to raise 40.000 UK pounds by this date.
the film tells the story about the twelve-year-old Ahmed and his grandmother who decide to go hitchhiking across Iraq, two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein, determined to find his father and her son Ibrahim, who never returned from the Gulf War.
Read more about the kickstarter campaign.