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Indie Filmmaker Profiles Unknown Region Of Tajikistan

Ryan Bastian is making a film to help the people of the Pamir Region of Tajikistan. He is raising money on Indiegogo. Recently, I caught up with Matthias to learn more about the effort; here’s what he told me:

What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?

Rural mountain communities in the Pamir Region of Tajikistan are trying to engage the world’s climbing, trekking, & outdoors communities in a bid to build an ecotourism industry that will create jobs and fight poverty in their homeland.

They need help getting their story out to the world and attracting adventurous visitors who value sustainability and responsible environmental practices.

The film project, Unveiling the Pamir, will bring them the exposure they need to build themselves a brighter future.

How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?

Over $35,000 USD in professional audio and digital video equipment has already been collected for the project.

To execute production of the film and cover remaining associated costs our crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise $25,000 USD. These funds will go to the logistics and travel for 4 weeks of filming in Central Asia for a team of four:

Round trip to Dushanbe
Flights to/from Khorog
Visa/GBOA Permit
Evacuation/health Insurance
Food Room & board
SUV taxi to Pamir
Misc. Domestic travel in Pamir
Airline Ticket watcher
Driver in Pamir *
External Hard Drives
equipment Insurance
Insurance Premium
High Speed SD cards

Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?

Our film will benefit the growth of an industry (i.e. ecotourism and sustainable adventure tourism) in the Pamir that has the potential to bring in much needed foreign capital to the economy.

We want to directly support the work of the Pamir Ecotourism Association (PECTA) and the Mountain Societies Development Support Program (MSDSP).

PECTA is an association of local family businesses, guides, and hospitality providers that are dedicated the
environmental sustainability and social impact of tourism in their pristine and beautiful homeland. The small, but growing, tourism industry is improving income-earning potential for impoverished communities along the ancient route of the Persian Silk Road. However, if it’s not done sustainably, positive impacts will be short-lived and local communities could be left to deal with serious long-term negative consequences.

PECTA organizes trekking and Adventure tours in the Pamir Region (a mountainous section of the Silk Road that was once part of the Persian Empire), which helps bring much needed business to the local Tajik economy.

Each tour helps improve the livelihoods of many Pamiri families. These warm and hospitable people are already eagerly struggling to increase their earning potential. They work hard to offer unique products and services to the rare foreign traveler who visits their pristine and beautiful homeland.

What rewards, if any, are you offering to your supporters?

$5USD
PAMIR’S LITTLE HELPER

Your name will appear in the credits under the “Special Thanks” section of the film.
Estimated delivery: July 2016

6 claimed

$10USD
PAMIR SUPPORT GROUP

You will receive a “THANK YOU” shout out from the documentary Facebook page. Your name will also appear in the credits under the “Special Thanks” section of the film.
Estimated delivery: July 2016

12 claimed

$20USD
EARLY BIRD

You will receive an invitation to an exclusive and early online screening. Additionally, you’ll name will appear in the credits under the “Special Thanks” section of the film.
Estimated delivery: July 2016

16 claimed

$30USD
PAMIR’S FRIEND

Your very own digital copy of the documentary. Additionally, you’ll receive an invitation to an exclusive and early online screening, plus your name will appear in the credits under the “Special Thanks” section of the film.
Estimated delivery: July 2016

13 claimed

$50USD
T-Shirt Tajik-mania

Adorn yourself with a limited-edition “Unveiling the Pamir” T! The fabric is Silk-Road smooth and is 100% Tajik cotton (Ok, we don’t actually know where the cotton was grown). All previously mentioned perks.
Estimated delivery: August 2015

7 claimed

$75USD
POSTER CHILD

Limited edition documentary poster signed by filmmakers. All previously mentioned perks.
Estimated delivery: July 2016

2 claimed

$100USD
CENTURY (WO)MAN

Personal phone call from the filmmakers. All previously mentioned perks.
Estimated delivery: July 2016

2 claimed

$150USD
SOCIAL CHANGEMAKER

Two advance tickets to the premier in Salt Lake City or San Francisco. All previously mentioned perks.
Estimated delivery: July 2016

1 claimed

$200USD
PICTURE PERFECT

Professional 11×14 photo shot in the Pamir (your choice) from our Director of Photography, Lindsay Daniels. All previously mentioned perks.
Estimated delivery: July 2016

1 claimed

$300USD
PAMIR DEFENDER

Three 11×14 professional prints (your choice) signed by filmmakers. All previously mentioned perks.

0 claimed
$500USD
CAPITAL ASCENDER

Osh dinner (a traditional Tajik dish) for 2 with the filmmakers in Salt Lake City. All previously mentioned perks.

0 out of 20 claimed

$1,000USD
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

You are named an Associate Producer of UNVEILING THE PAMIR and receive two 11×14 professional prints (your choice) signed by the filmmakers. All previously mentioned perks EXCEPT the dinner for two.
Estimated delivery: July 2016

0 out of 10 claimed

$5,000USD
FILMMAKER

COME EXPERIENCE the PAMIR and film with the crew for one week (You buy the ticket to Tajikistan). Two 11×14 professional prints (your choice) signed by the filmmakers. All previously mentioned perks EXCEPT the dinner for two.

0 out of 5 claimed

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