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Join Iqbal M. Ishani and IMI Film & Musik Productions
for a thrilling journey across East Africa, Iqbal's place of birth,
to unearth the fascinating stories of old.

Iqbal will journey to the most beautiful locations, the most fascinating people and the most worthy projects of Kenya. Along the way, he will sit down with renown storeytelers and historic scribes videoblogging their conversations with the help of his pals, Charlie and Hope.

Itinerary Highlights:

With Iqbal's language knowledge / versatility he is able to communicate with the Masai, Bantus, Hemitics and Semitics tribesmen. He will film with the Masai at the Masai Mara National Reserve.

With Iqbal's extensive experience as a tour guide, he will retrace his steps to the great game reserves of Tsavo with it's elephants, zebra, giraffe, and lions, and Mount Kenya considered by the local Kikuyu people to be the home of the Supreme Being 'Ngai' - the Possessor of Brightness.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site will be filmed. It is known for the high concentration of wildlife living in harmony with human communities (Masai). The area contains over 25,000 large animals including rhinoceros, zebras, gazelles leopards, and buffalos. Major attractions include the Ngorongoro volcanic craters and stunning views of Kilimanjaro.

Iqbal will film at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the world's most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation center. The nursery takes in orphan elephants from all over Kenya, many victims of poaching or human-wildlife conflict.

Also included is a visit to to the pristine palm fringed beaches of Mombasa and Malindi. The calm 25+ degree waters of the Indian Ocean offer excellent swimming at some of the best white sand beaches in the world. The offshore reefs are alive with coral, myriad fish, sea turtles and dolphins.

Along the way, Iqbal will travel through towns and villages, speaking with elders and recording their stories. He will visit worthwhile charities and cooperatives such as Bombolulu where handicapped men and women who supplement their income with handcraft production.

Iqbal is leaving on December 5th, 2011 for Mombasa, Kenya. Won't you send a donation, $10, $20 or whatever you can spare, to support Iqbal in his quest to preserve and share the ancient stories and modern concerns of the East African people with the world.

 

Meet the Cast of Characters:

Charlie; Cheerful Charlie- always on the go- There he is, here he is. He's a fiery red head who's excited about traveling and meeting you all, on the road! Invite him over for some chai! Hear his stories!

Hope; Happy Hope is a quite, slow, soulful fellow- Always kind and a very loyal friend! He's not sure about all this traveling business because he loves home so much. Oh, Hope, it will be fine.

Iqbal; Inquisitive Iqbal has packed many hats for this journey, along with the camera, sound and lights, music and six languages! WoW, he is following his passion and exited to meet new creative visionaries.

 


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