Get involved

Thanks for all of your donations - they have brought us far!
Help fund our second film until 15 Dec 2015.

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...?
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Press Releases & Flyers

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

Special Sponsors (thank you!)

€5,000 - Private donor, anonymous (Berlin, Germany)
€18,000 - Private donor, anonymous (Munich, Germany)
Project funding

Funding incentive packages for Malian Pieces (campaign running until 15 Dec 2015)

The Sun

A specially designed thank you card (and name in credits). Signed by director and mailed directly to you.

The Singing Lark
DVD of film (packed with extras!)

The Shepherd
Soundtrack CD & movie poster

The Palm

VIP entrance to film premiere in NYC / or, one free ticket to West African music concert near you!
Flying Carpet

One original, signed & framed photograph or movie still (choose from several) from the production!

The Gazelle

Dinner for 2 at fabulous West African restaurant in major city near you - OR - painting from West African mailed to you

The Griot

Ballad sung just for you (with your name in it!) by Malian musician, available as film+audio MP3

The Nomad

Handmade instrument from West Africa mailed to you- and if in NYC area, dinner with the co-producer and director

North Star

VIP Tickets to concert of West African musicians in city near you & private dinner with that artist or another!


Congrats! You are now EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! Let's talk!

To claim your funding incentive until 15 December 2015, please use our indiegogo campaign.
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 $125, you will receive three gifts, The Sun, The Shepherd and The Palm.