FilmAid International Featured at Golden Globe Awards Ceremony
|Photo: Deborah DeWinter|
FilmAid International was featured Sunday night at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards Ceremony as one of the "worthy" charities supported by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association takes pride that it is able to donate almost three-quarters of a million dollars to more than 30 worthy charities," said Dagmar Dunlevy, the HFPA's president.
"One of these is FilmAid International, whose mission is to deliver feature films and other screen entertainment to refugee camps in hopes of bringing relief, laughter and distraction to the children of war - some of whom are seeing the magic of movies for the very first time," she said.
Clips were shown of FilmAid International's program in the Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya. The footage showed projection equipment being set up for a large, outdoor screening on the side of a mobile cinema truck, a large crowd gathering, and children sitting in the audience, laughing and pointing at the screen.
"The people in this room can take pride in knowing that their work serves as good-will ambassador, providing hope, courage and inspiration to people all over the world," she told the large gathering of actors and members of the entertainment industry."And for that, I can't think of a better reason to celebrate."
FilmAid International, founded in 1999, is a non-profit organization that uses the power of film to educate, entertain and inspire refugees and other war-affected populations. FilmAid works in association with the International Rescue Committee and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
For further information, please contact Deborah DeWinter or Pamela Reis at (212) 253-1122 or visit our website at www.filmaidinternational.org.