A Family Leaves Home to Explore the World in The Nomadic Family Project

By @BJ_Boo
A Family Leaves Home to Explore the World in The Nomadic Family Project

It’s an exciting time right now in the wonderful world of crowdfunding. I mean, it doesn’t get much more bonkers than a potato salad Kickstarter which, as of this writing, has raked in a mind-numbing $71,540, right? I know how enticing it must be to throw your hard-earned dollars at a random guy’s lunch, but let’s be real for a second: Wouldn’t you, our loyal Way Too Indie readers, rather donate some extra bucks to, oh say…an independent film?!

The Nomadic Family Project

From director Angela Tabora and producer Erin Lim (pictured), The Nomadic Family Project follows a family who unstuck themselves from societal conventions to chase a dream. Kobi and Gabi Klaf and their children Dahnya, Orazi, and Solai packed up and left their home in Israel to explore the world, meeting locals, climbing mountains, and educating themselves the old fashioned way. The project has already had a successful first Kickstarter campaign and has now started up a second to fund the remaining filming and post-production so that the film can wrap up and make it to a film festival near you. The doc looks very promising, and exactly the kind of project that needs the support of indie lovers like us!

For more info, check out the film’s Kickstarter page.

For more ways to keep track of the project, follow them on: Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

From the film’s press release:

About The Nomadic Family Project

In September of 2012 Angela returned from a four month trip exploring Southeast Asia. When she returned home, she told Erin about a family she met in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The family, who is from Israel, had been traveling the world for the past two years and were planning to travel for another two. Father Kobi, Mother Gabi, and their three children Dahnya, Orazi and Solai (all under the age of 10 at the time) had been to America, Panama, South America, and Southeast Asia. They were able to travel for weeks/months at a time by bartering and working in local villages, and the three children were home schooled when they weren’t attending local schools. More importantly, Dahnya, Orazi and Solai were able to venture outside of the comfort of the classroom to experience the world first-hand. After spending three weeks with the family, Angela knew she wanted to tell their story. It was decided that Angela and Erin would join the family on 16 day trek in the Himalaya’s to the 10th highest peak in the world – the Annapurna circuit. 

Soon, the family will return home to Israel, and Angela and Erin want to meet them there to learn what their travels have taught Kobi and Gabi about parenting, and how have Dahnya, Orazi and Solai have changed by being “students of the world”? 

For more information about the Nomadic Family project, visit www.thenomadicfamilyproject.com

In the spring of 2013, The Nomadic Family Project successfully funded its first Kickstarter campaign and raised over $13,000, surpassing the initial goal of $10,000. Director Angela Tabora and producer Erin Lim were humbled by the generous donations from friends, family and strangers, and realized the idea behind the film had sparked something in their backers. “The idea behind The Nomadic Family Project is that you can live your dream no matter the circumstance. This family inspires anyone they come into contact with to pursue whatever aspirations they have” Angela said.

The first Kickstarter campaign funded pre-production, as well as the travel to Nepal and India and the Annapurna journey. Without the help of crowdfunding and sponsors like GoPro and the Plum Organics, project wouldn’t have happened. Now, The Nomadic Family Project needs funding to finish the story, to get to Israel to film the family’s journey back home after four years travelling the world, and capture how the family will adjust to “normal” life and what “normal” means to them now.  

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  • Gabi

    someone pinch me now. how often does someone say, ‘wow. you are so amazing and interesting and totally mind-blowing that i want to create a documentary movie about you”. oh, i don’t think that that’s an everyday thing. soooo beyond honored. thank you for finding us so interesting!