Get involved

Thanks for all of your donations - they have brought us far! DONATE here

5 fun ways to become part of the Sahel Calling Project!

1. Screen It Yourself!
Go ahead, download "Sahel Calling" for free and host a screening in your office, your church, your living room!
View a list of screenings.

2. Join the team!
We always needs volunteers: musicians, graphic designers, translators, media + IT savvy folks, videographers...whatever your interest or talent!

3. Go nuts with social media!
Friend our Facebook profile
Like our Facebook page
Tweet about us @sahelcalling
Spread the word by linking to us on your blog, or distributing the press releases and fliers found below.

4. Donate! Keep the momentum going...
Funding incentives listed on the right.

* Use the Paypal button above, or
* Make a Bank Transfer (accounts in Germany/USA/Dakar)
please contact for details.

5. (Insert your idea here)
Want to write an article on us? Got a project you think we should be hosting? Other ideas...?
Contact us at

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Press Releases & Flyers

Please feel free to download, print and distribute these press releases and flyers! (Get PDF reader)
Film Press Release - updated Jan. 2013
Film Flyer (Bombino text)
Film Flyer (Oumou Sangaré text)
Festival au Desert - Press Release - update coming!

Sponsors (thank you!)

€5,000 - Private donor, anonymous (Berlin, Germany)
Project funding

Funding incentive packages

The Sun
Photo of musician posing with a customized sign thanking you personally

The Shepherd
Music podcast created just for Sahel Calling supporters

The Palm
Book of short stories from the Sahel

Flying Carpet
African music CD + $30 donation to refugee organization in your name

The Gazelle
Your name in credits + DVD with short film + extra footage (signed by directors/producer) + printed film still photos

The Nomad
Gift from West Africa mailed to you

North Star
Ballad sung for you: musician will play a song, dedicate it to YOU and upload it to Youtube

7 day trip to Festival (in Mali or Burkina Faso) through official tour group OR choose another trip organized through, or

The Oasis
Malian instrument made for you OR trip to meet the film team

To claim your funding incentives, send proof of your donation to
Incentives will be sent as soon as it's possible.

For any amount you donate, you receive all of the gifts offered under that amount, eg. if you donate $115, you will receive three gifts, The Sun (photo), The Shepherd (music podcast) and The Palm (book). The photo, podcast and book are all digital.