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by Lela Scott MacNeil
April 7th, 2011

Get your pass now for ENVISION: Addressing Global Issues through Documentaries, April 8th & 9th

Join IFP at the TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York City for a special program of screenings, discussions, and presentations, all working towards harnessing the power of media to eradicate poverty and hunger. Use discount code “2406” upon checkout to receive a special discounted IFP Member rate.

This year’s Opening Night of ENVISION will begin with a welcome address by artist, humanitarian, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte, followed by a screening of the upcoming HBO Documentary Film, The Sound of Mumbai – A Musical, directed by Sarah McCarthy.

Lucy Walker’s Academy Award®-nominated Waste Land and a sneak screening of Phil Grabsky’s The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan also anchor the programming for the third annual ENVISION, set for April 8th and 9th at The TimesCenter in New York. IFP partners with the United Nation’s Department of Public Information to present this 2-day public forum uniting the filmmaking community, civil society organizations, and the general public in the shared goal of envisioning a better world and achieving impact through media.

The 2011 spotlight focus 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 and the issue of food security.  Former US Senator, George McGovern, appointed as the first United Nations Ambassador on World Hunger in 2001 and named a 2008 World Food Prize Laureate for his work to promote school-feeding programs globally, will deliver the afternoon keynote address on Saturday. One low-priced pass grants entrée to both days and opening reception. For details of the program and ticket information, click here.

Use discount code “2406” upon checkout to receive a special discounted IFP Member rate.

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