World-renowned journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault to moderate film premiere.
Documentary film THE SAME HEART
Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm
(doors open at 6:30)
The New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street
New York, NY
Q&A to follow, moderated by the film's narrator, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault
With a background in the Civil Rights Movement, Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist and author, working in all media. With a career spanning reporting for the New Yorker, Harlem Bureau Chief for the New York Times to 20 years on PBS, then NPR, CNN, and a return to NPR as Special Correspondent, Charlayne is the winner of Emmy's, Peabody's and other prestigeous awards, holds more than three dozen honorary degrees and in 2015, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Washington Press Club Foundation.
THE SAME HEART
New York Premiere
with World Music Concert Featuring Awa Sangho, "The Golden Voice of Mali"
Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm at The New York Society for Ethical Culture
This beautiful film was recently featured on the closing night of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis, and we are proud to present the New York premiere of
The Same Heart at the New York Society for Ethical Culture with panel moderator, Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
Awa Sangho, the "Golden Voice of Mali," Volker Goetze, Yacouba Sissoko and Daniel Moreno will kick off the evening with a world music concert.
After the screening of The Same Heart, there will be a Q&A with the filmakers Len and Georgia Morris, Reid Maki of the Child Labor Coalition, Karen Orenstein of Friends of the Earth and Dean Baker of the Center for Economic Policy and Research.
A reception follows for VIP guests, who will receive a copy of the film and soundtrack and will meet the musicians, panelists and filmmakers and Ms Hunter-Gault.
The evening is co-sponsored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture, Media Voices for Children, the Child Labor Coalition and Friends of the Earth.
Why do half of the world's children live in grinding poverty?
The Same Heart
features a growing number of global economists and moral leaders who agree that an extremely small financial transactions tax, the "Robin Hood Tax," could place the needs of all children at the heart of the global financial system for the first time. The film includes interviews with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureates Kailash Satyarthi, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Mairead Maguire, ethicist Peter Singer and Nobel economists Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman. Suggesting a sustainable approach, The Same Heart follows a dynamic Kenyan community organizer who devotes his life to making programs work from the bottom up.
In an unequal world where so few control so much at the expense of so many, Desmond Tutu lends his moral authority in the film.
"These children are not numbers on a page, they are flesh and blood.
Think of a child you love. Think of your own child."
For more information contact:
Len Morris or Petra Lent McCarron at Media Voices for Children