Babar & Haris Around The World
Living an Inspired Life
On June 19, 2014, A father and son pilot duo took off at at small airport in Greenwood, Indiana in a single engine aircraft to travel around the world in 30 days. Babar (56) and Haris (17) Suleman were attempting to fly around the world making 26 stops to break a world record and raise money to build schools in Pakistan.
Haris would have been the youngest pilot to make the fastest circumnavigation of the globe. On July 22nd, 2014 their plane tragically crashed after lifting off from an airfield in the Pacific ocean. Haris’s body was recovered. Babar’s remain missing and the family continues to search for the remainder of the plane through deep sea dives.
Now is the time to share this inspiring story of two adventurers who lived life thinking outside of the box.
We are appealing to you to help us raise funds to produce a documentary film that tells the compelling story of these two inspiring individuals.
“There is a part of everyone that craves discovery and adventure and we have chosen to live out this craving. Breaking out of the routine of day to day life requires bravery in more than one form.” – Haris Suleman
The story of the men behind the journey
Why Did They Take the Challenge?
Haris would write during his journey: “A lot of people have expressed concern that the journey that my father and I have set out on is a risky venture. Some have even questioned why we would put ourselves through such a challenge. I simply ask them: Why did Edmund Hillary Climb Mt Everest? Why did Christopher Columbus discover America? Why did Marco Polo travel to China?” But the trip was more than just an adventure. It was for a purpose. Babar and Haris both expressed a deep passion for supporting education and they flew with the purpose of raising money and awareness about building schools in underserved areas of Pakistan.
Capturing their Story: Giving Back to the Community
Our team will focus the narrative arc of the documentary on the story of minorities in America focusing on this Pakistani-American family. We will highlight the unconventional adventure of Babar and Haris within the larger narrative of changing perceptions of communities and peoples eager to make a positive impact on the world.
Among the film’s dynamic team is Hollywood actor Faran Tahir. Principle Pictures and TIM Media have joined together to follow the story through. The production and directors are award winning, experienced and forward thinking in seeing this film through. The team, along with close contact to the Suleman family, utilizes the best of equipment and techniques in the production of this documentary.
See more at www.babarandharis.us
Your support will aid in the production, necessary travel and editing of this film. In addition, by aiding us to reach this goal in LaunchGood you are ensuring that these funds will be matched by interested corporate donors. If you do support our effort, please tweet out to your friends and family with the hashtag #livelikeharis