My #PledgeToListen

I pledge to listen to you. Will you listen to me?

I pledge not to demonize anyone who holds certain opinions, views or beliefs, but instead will try to understand their reasons and their arguments and express my own views in return. That’s it.

Will you sign the pledge?

Want your reason to be featured on our website?

Want to be a Listening Ambassador and be taken to Egypt?

Terms and Conditions - Free Trip to Egypt

No Purchase Necessary

1) DESCRIPTION OF THE CAMPAIGN. The #PledgeToListen campaign (the "Campaign") is sponsored by Kindness Films, Grabenstrasse 1, CH-8952, Switzerland ("Sponsor"). The winner of the Campaign will receive a Grand Prize Package as more specifically described below. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on September 23rd, 2018 and ends at 18:00 ET on May 31st, 2019 (the "Campaign Period"). Sponsor will select the Campaign winner in accordance with the procedures set forth below and will announce such winner before July 1st, 2019. By participating in the Campaign, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

2) WHO MAY ENTER. The Campaign is open only to those who are (1) 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and (2) not a member of SAG, AFTRA or any other guild that would prohibit entrant from rendering the services contemplated herein. Directors, officers and employees, and their immediate family members, or those living in the same household as such directors, officers and employees, of Sponsor, Kindness FIlms or their respective parent, affiliated, or subsidiary companies, agents or representatives (collectively "Promotion Entities") are not eligible to enter or win. The Campaign is void where restricted or prohibited by law.

3) HOW TO ENTER.To participate in the Campaign, you must access the campaign website below.

https://www.freetriptoegypt/pledgetolisten

During the Campaign Period, you need to click “Take the Pledge Now” button and enter your name and email address in order to be considered eligible and accept the terms and conditions. Newsletter signup is optional and not required for eligibility.

4) WINNER SELECTION / JUDGING. Points will be awarded during the Campaign Period for various actions:

  • Taking the Pledge
  • Forwarding the Pledge
  • People taking the Pledge that was forwarded by the entrant
  • ETC...

At the end of the Campaign, the Grand Prize Winner will be the one with the most points. If two or more people have the same amount of points. The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected among the Entrants.

5) PRIZES. The Grand Prize consists of  (1) a round-trip coach airfare(for two) departing from and returning to a major international airport subject to Sponsor's discretion and is non-transferable and non-exchangeable; (2) One room in a four or five star hotel for two people;

All other expenses of the trip not specified herein shall be the sole responsibility of Prize Winner including, without limitation, gratuities, baggage fees, meals and transportation not provided by Sponsor(including, but not limited to, transportation costs to and from the major international airport and Prize Winner's residence), and/or any personal purchases. The travel dates must fall between July 10th, 2019 - December 15th, 2019.

Travel must be booked and confirmed by July 1st, 2019 through airlines chosen by the Sponsor. If the potential prizewinner does not book and provide proof of booking to the Sponsor, by July 1st, 2019, then such potential prizewinner shall forfeit the prize in its entirety and an alternate prizewinner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries received.

The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all inclusive and the prize described above may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the "Affidavit/Publicity Release" (as defined below) and/or other travel documents.

The Grand Prize Winner and his or her travel companions must travel together on the same itinerary and must possess all required travel documents, including visas and valid passports, if and as applicable. Airfare may not include government taxes, Passenger Facility Charge or September 11th Security Fee. Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for upgrades and/or frequent flyer miles. Other travel restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All airline tickets are subject to the vagaries of flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes.

Airline ticket arrangements shall be provided by Sponsor. The Sponsor is responsible for arranging Winner and his or her companion’s airline tickets according to these official rules. Grand Prize flight arrangements must be made through the Sponsor. The Winner and his or her companion agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in this Campaign.

6) GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS. Prize will be awarded only if the potential winner fully complies with these Official Rules. All costs, including federal, state and local taxes, insurance, and other expenses not specifically identified as included in the Grand Prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prizes (or portion of prize) except by Sponsor due to prize unavailability and then for a prize (or applicable portion of prize) of equal or greater value as determined by Sponsor. All details and other restrictions of prizes not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

7) RULES GOVERNING POTENTIAL WINNERS. The potential Winning Contestant will be notified by e-mail following Sponsor's determination of winner and/or by regular mail and/or by telephone promptly following the selection of the winner. Winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release within seven (7) days following the date of attempted notification. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, and/or fails to return any Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (if required), within the applicable time period, Sponsor may elect to disqualify the selected winner, who will then forfeit his or her right to receive the Prize Package. By accepting a prize, the Winning Contestant agrees that Sponsor may, without any limitation or further compensation, use his or her name, screen name, voice and/or likeness in any and all media for the purpose of advertising and promoting the Website, the Contest, the Program or any other promotion, or Contest sponsored by the Promotion Entities.

8) DATES & DEADLINES / ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS. Because of the unique nature and scope of the Campaign, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Contest. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of Contestants who will participate in the Contest.

9) LICENSE. By participating in the Campaign, in addition to any other rights which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any entrant in or winner of the Campaign, each entrant irrevocably grants the Promotion Entities and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such entrant's name in any and all media for the promotion of the Contest, and hereby release the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto.

10) IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ - GENERAL RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY.By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and its parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

11) GOVERNING LAW. ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CAMPAIGN OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY DESIGN SUBMISSION OR OTHER MATERIAL SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CAMPAIGN, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE'S LAWS. THE INVALIDITY OR UNENFORCEABILITY OF ANY PROVISION OF THESE RULES SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY OTHER PROVISION. IN THE EVENT THAT ANY PROVISION IS DETERMINED TO BE INVALID OR OTHERWISE UNENFORCEABLE OR ILLEGAL, THESE RULES SHALL OTHERWISE REMAIN IN EFFECT AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR TERMS AS IF THE INVALID OR ILLEGAL PROVISION WERE NOT CONTAINED HEREIN.

12) ARBITRATION PROVISION. By participating in this Campaign, each entrant agree that any and all disputes the entrant may have with, or claims you may have against, the Promotion Entities relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (i) the Campaign, and/or (ii) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (iii) the exploitation or use of any Submission or other material submitted in connection with the Campaign, will be resolved individually and exclusively by final and binding arbitration. The arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the American Arbitration Association's ("AAA") Commercial Arbitration Rules as modified by the terms of this Agreement. If an entrant has any questions about the American Arbitration Association, or wishes to obtain a copy of the AAA's rules and forms, such entrant may call (800) 778-7879 or visit the AAA's website at www.adr.org. The arbitration shall take place in New York, NY before a single arbitrator, selected pursuant to such rules, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in strict confidence. The arbitrator selected pursuant to these Official Rules shall be well acquainted with the entertainment industry, and shall not have the power to impose punitive damages. Each party hereby waives any and all rights and benefits which it might otherwise have or be entitled to under federal law or the laws of New York or any other state to litigate any such dispute in court, it being the intention of the parties to arbitrate all such disputes. The arbitrator's decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and any other agreements the applicable entrant may have entered into with Sponsor in connection with the Campaign, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys' fees. EACH PARTY EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO A JURY. Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. If either party fails to appear at the hearing on the date designated in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association, or shall otherwise fail to participate in the arbitration proceeding, the arbitrator is hereby empowered to proceed ex parte. If you do not agree to these requirements (or any other provision herein), do not participate in the Campaign. If any part of this Arbitration Provision is deemed to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the balance of this Arbitration Provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

13) LIST OF WINNERS.The name of the winner of this Campaign will be posted on the campaign web site once such winner has been selected.

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  • pledged 2019-06-13 10:13:20 -0400
  • pledged 2019-06-13 09:57:34 -0400
    It hurts my heart to see hate and fear happening. I want to be part of the solution. Listening, loving and caring are the solution.
  • pledged 2019-06-13 09:16:20 -0400
  • pledged 2019-06-13 09:06:41 -0400
  • pledged 2019-06-13 08:56:00 -0400
    Tonight was the first time I’ve been to a movie theater in 12 years. When I saw the preview last week, I knew it was something meaningful and I was encouraged to attend the showing with my wife and our 16-year-old son. The message was incredibly powerful and I hope to continue to spread its message by learning to listen more. As a middle school teacher, I want to share this message with my students as well.
  • pledged 2019-06-13 08:32:59 -0400
  • pledged 2019-06-13 07:39:05 -0400
    I saw the movie last night with my two sons, one is a teen and one a preteen. I am trying to expose them and myself to every opportunity to stay curious about all others so we can get to compassion, understanding, deep connection. It’s only through doing our own work that we can cultivate the connection we need to truly be a united world of peace. I’m glad John Lennon wasn’t the only one! Thank you for a beautiful movie !
  • pledged 2019-06-13 07:23:38 -0400
    Not just to hear, but to listen
  • pledged 2019-06-13 06:45:47 -0400
    Listening is my SUPERPOWER. I have recently become the Cincinnati, Ohio USA City Leader for a global community listening project called Side Walk Talk where we practice heart-centered listening in public spaces for free. We have several listening events scheduled and would love to hear what is on your mind. We are also welcoming regular volunteers to be active listeners for our events. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. debbieleimgruber@gmail.com Thank you.
  • pledged 2019-06-13 03:12:10 -0400
    The fear, anger and division in our world is the result of an imaginary internal motivation system we know as suffering. Projects like this are essential for helping people become self conscious about the nature of suffering so that we can become free of it.
  • pledged 2019-06-13 02:44:07 -0400
    I believe deep listening to understand and open, non-judgmental dialogue is the pathway to peace in our world.
  • pledged via 2019-06-13 02:29:16 -0400
  • pledged 2019-06-13 02:07:16 -0400
    Glad to see a group of ordinary Americans interacting positively with Egyptians, at a time when the only image foreigners have of Americans in their countries is of people wearing combat fatigue and carrying rifles.
  • pledged 2019-06-13 01:43:24 -0400
    The film affirmed my belief that all people are created by God and our shared humanity connects us if we will choose to treat each other with respect and brotherly love.
  • pledged 2019-06-13 01:41:20 -0400
    Active listening has been my mission as a Grandmother, Teacher, Meta Peace Team deescalation team member and meeting and greeting people at our Veterans For Peace Los Angeles, Arlington West Santa Monica Memorial for 15 years where we listen to visitors and respectfully dialogue re: the human cost of war – but first and foremost we listen.
  • pledged 2019-06-13 01:26:53 -0400
  • pledged 2019-06-13 00:43:54 -0400
    Fully agree we can all practice listening more. Grateful for this thoughtful film & discussion panel…speaks to the heart, mind & soul, calling people to step out of one’s comfort zone & practice listening, respect, trust & love… it’s important to explore & reflect on our fears and recognize we’re all capable of loving and growing individually & together.
  • pledged 2019-06-13 00:11:03 -0400
    I was so moved by the experiences shared in this film. I was taught at a young age to be kind and show compassion to others. I have never seen color, race or religion in a way that would change how I feel about or treat others. This film gave me a deeper understanding of what is happening in our world and inspired me to continue to accept and love others. Thank you for this wonderful film and the important message!
  • pledged 2019-06-13 00:08:35 -0400
    I believe in the powers of communication and acceptance to bridge the spaces between people.
  • pledged 2019-06-13 00:06:04 -0400
    Saw the movie “Free Trip to Egypt” and was unable to pledge at Edina Southdale AMC theater.
  • pledged 2019-06-12 23:54:49 -0400
  • pledged 2019-06-12 23:38:40 -0400
    To show my commitment to peace and acceptance 🧡
  • pledged 2019-06-12 23:36:35 -0400
    It is truly amazing how things synchronize. Just saw the film and was deeply inspired! 417 billion thoughts racing. I can sense a consciousness shift beginning.
  • pledged 2019-06-12 23:27:22 -0400
    Just watched the movie and was deeply touched. This shows the peace and love of neighbor that understanding and respect for the dignity of our differences can generate.
  • pledged 2019-06-12 23:26:56 -0400
    As was said in the DC meeting, all persons are deserving of respect simply because they are persons.
  • pledged 2019-06-12 23:21:05 -0400
    I went to the movie Free Trip To Egypt this evening and felt very inspired! Listen has the same letters that spell silent. We can all practice that more!
  • pledged 2019-06-12 23:20:24 -0400
  • pledged 2019-06-12 23:08:00 -0400
    I watched this powerful film. On some level I’ve always believed that we are more alike than different, but if I listen to enough news I tend to forget that.
  • pledged 2019-06-12 23:03:17 -0400
  • pledged 2019-06-12 22:43:30 -0400
    It is core to my belief in we are all deserving of love.