ENVISION: Addressing Global Issues through Documentaries, April 8th & 9th

The TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York City

Lucy Walker’s Academy Award®-nominated Waste Land and a sneak screening of Phil Grabsky’s http://www.kellyreedhockey.com/?p=8470 Buy The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan anchor the programming for the third annual ENVISION, set for April 8th and 9th at The TimesCenter in New York. This is the third year that IFP is partnering with the United Nation’s Department of Public Information to present this public forum uniting the filmmaking community, civil society organizations, and the general public in the shared goal of envisioning a better world for all and achieving impact through media. The spotlight focus in 2011 – from the UN’s Millennium Development Goals – is the goal of eradicating poverty and hunger, and the event will combine documentary screenings and selections from documentaries in the works (the international “Why Poverty?” series) with discussions on the role of women in alleviating poverty, the issue of food security, and critical issues around countries in crisis. “On the Front Lines” will address the filmmaker’s challenge of illuminating the issues while balancing the need to tell stories that reach audiences, and The Global Poverty Project’s Hugh Evans will deliver his dynamic 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation. This year’s Opening Night will begin with a welcome address by artist, humanitarian, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte, followed by a screening of Sarah McCarthy’s The Sound of Mumbai – A Musical and cocktail reception.

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