TORONTO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - It is estimated 1.4 billion people live in
extreme poverty. Meanwhile our world leaders continue to shell out only a
fraction of the $21.5 billion promised to improve the situation. Yet these
same leaders released $8.5 trillion in bailout money to help the world's
These mind-numbing numbers form part of the North American premiere of
The Global Poverty Project, hosted by Centennial College in partnership with
Chris Adams, executive producer of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, on Friday,
Sept. 11 at 11 am at The Danforth Music Hall.
The event will feature 1.4 Billion Reasons, a 90-minute presentation
similar to and inspired by An Inconvenient Truth, presented by Hugh Evans,
Australian author, humanitarian and founder of The Global Poverty Project.
The Global Poverty Project aims to shed light on the planet's poorest
inhabitants living in extreme poverty, defined as those surviving on less than
a $1.25 a day, and what we can do to correct the situation. With the support
of actor and Global Poverty Project spokesperson Hugh Jackman, the initiative
advocates the United Nations' eight Millennium Development Goals, with the
objective of improving the lives of the world's poorest people by 2015.
The free public presentation will coincide with the Toronto International
Film Festival and may draw some surprise guests. Centennial's event partners
include The Canadian Film Centre, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary
Festival, Interactive Ontario, Outward Bound Canada, Torontoist.com,
Waterkeeper and WNED/PBS.
Media are invited to witness this presentation and speak to attendees.
Date: Friday, Sept. 11 at 11 am (doors open at 10 am)
Location: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
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