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Coming JUNE 20th! Sahel Calling (Mali musicians) Official Teaser Film (English version)

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Published on Jan 9, 2013

WATCH. SHARE. ENJOY. Sahel Calling is a film about musicians defending human rights. Download the film for FREE on June 20th and share with your friends. Visit http://www.sahelcalling.com/films.php to host your own screening in your town.
Talk to us on facebook and help spread the word: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sahel-C...

Sahel Calling is a film project to raise awareness about the refugees, internally-displaced persons and the people living in the conflict-affected areas of Mali and the Sahel.

The project is INSPIRED BY THE MUSICIANS in the region who are risking their lives by singing and speaking about the violation of human rights and raising general awareness about the humanitarian situation.

In February and March we filmed in Mali and Burkina Faso, visiting refugee camps and the homes of musicians. Now we need to raise $45,000 to translate footage, do the edits, and make the film happen...and reach our goal of global release on 20 June, World Refugee Day. Help us MAKE IT HAPPEN!

In Mali music has been banned, cultural artifacts destroyed, families are being separated, children are being recruited into armed combat, and a long list of human rights violations occur every day...and we want the world to know!

All of the film team members have intimate connections to Mali and the Sahel -- this project is personal for us.

Donate, and spread the teaser video, so that we can get the documentary started before more lives are lost or ruined, and before more voices are silenced.

http://www.sahelcalling.com/get_invol...

If you cannot donate, PLEASE help spread the word by passing on our teaser video, and using the facebook, etc share tools, thanks!

For more in-depth information (most of which is not available on our regular website pages) concerning the project, the background of the crisis, our activities, budgets, etc. - please read our "Questions & Answers" here:

(English) http://www.sahelcalling.com/info.php?...
(French) http://www.sahelcalling.com/info.php?...
(Deutsch) http://www.sahelcalling.com/info.php?...
(Espagnol) http://www.sahelcalling.com/info.php?...
*Note: Intagrist El Ansari is no longer on the team.

Quote:

First they came for the Malians,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Malian.

Then they came for the Touaregs,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Touareg.

Then they came for the West Africans,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a West African.

Then they came for the musicians,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a musician.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak.

- variation of a quote by Martin Niemöller

Sahel Calling gives you the chance, as an individual, to speak up for the voiceless, so that there will be people left to speak for you.

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