TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - TVO is pleased to announce the launch of
the TVO Doc Studio Screening Series, a showcase of exceptional
documentary programming sponsored exclusively by Toronto Life. The inaugural screening on Wednesday November 21 at 6:15 pm at
Toronto's Bloor Hot Docs Cinema features a pre-broadcast presentation
of Give Us the Money, an inside look at the politics of poverty and the cult of celebrity.
TVO's Ian Brown, host of the evening, moderates a panel discussion on
celebrity activism following the film. The $10 tickets to this
fundraising event are available at tvo.org/docstudioscreeningseries.
From Swedish director Bosse Lindquist, Give Us the Money goes behind the scenes of global campaigns like Live Aid, Drop the Debt
and Make Poverty History that helped popularize the fight against
poverty. By examining the combined efforts of rock stars Bob Geldof and
U2's Bono, leftist revolutionaries and conservative Congressmen, the
film questions how effective celebrity-led activism really is.
Give Us the Money is one of the marquee films in TVO's multi-platform Why Poverty? campaign. Why Poverty? is a cross-media initiative involving 70 broadcasters worldwide aimed
at generating conversation about poverty in the 21st century. Along with Give Us the Money, the screening includes a double bill of TVO-commissioned, Ontario-made
short films exploring local poverty.
"TVO is all about informing and engaging Ontarians on important issues,
and one of the many ways we do this is with documentaries that
challenge the way we think," says Lisa de Wilde, TVO's Chief Executive
Officer. "The TVO Doc Studio Screening Series is a new platform for us
to bring our documentaries to the public while raising awareness that
donor support plays a critical role in helping us deliver great
documentary programming to Ontarians."
Proceeds from the event will help TVO, Ontario's public media
organization and a registered charity, nurture and support documentary
"Toronto Life is proud to partner with TVO in the TVO Doc Studio Screening series,"
says publisher David Hamilton. "As the go-to source for navigating
culture and life in Toronto, Toronto Life is committed to supporting events that enable Torontonians to better
understand and engage in the life of their city."
TVO champions documentaries year-round on air and through Doc Studio. Doc Studio is an online showcase for documentary filmmakers and their
work and serves as a learning community supporting point-of-view
Give Us the Money Screening
Wednesday November 21
Doors 5:30 pm/Screening 6:15 pm
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto
To purchase tickets, visit tvo.org/docstudioscreeningseries
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to
be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded
primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity
supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information,
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