THE SAME HEART
New York Premiere at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street at 7pm (doors open at 6:30)
Awa Sangho, the "Golden Voice of Mali," Volker Goetze and Yacouba Sissoko 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 filmmakers 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.
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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.
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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.” Desmond Tutu
For more information contact:
Len Morris or Petra Lent McCarron at Media Voices for Children
firstname.lastname@example.org (508) 693-0752