'Inconvenient Truth' producer brings next project to Toronto

    TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Centennial College is hosting the North American
launch of The Global Poverty Project 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 launch will feature the premiere of 1.4 Billion Reasons, a
presentation similar to and inspired by An Inconvenient Truth, presented by
Hugh Evans, Australian author, humanitarian and founder of The Global Poverty
Project. Evans was a member of the team behind the Australian Make Poverty
History campaign featuring U2's Bono.
    The Global Poverty Project aims to assist the planet's poorest 1.4
billion people living in extreme poverty, defined as those living on less than
a dollar a day. With the support of actor and Global Poverty Project
spokesperson Hugh Jackman, the initiative advocates the United Nations' eight
Millennium Development Goals, developed in 2000 and adopted by 189 countries
with the objective of improving the lives of the world's poorest people by
    Chris Adams is the co-founder of film company Participant Productions
with well-known Canadian philanthropist and eBay's first CEO, Jeff Skoll.
Participant's film credits include Syriana, with George Clooney and Matt
Damon, North Country, with Charlize Theron, and Good Night and Good Luck with
George Clooney.
    The Centennial College presentation is timed to coincide with the Toronto
International Film Festival and may draw some surprise guests. The free
90-minute presentation has been showcased in major centres in Australia and
New Zealand. Centennial's event partners include The Canadian Film Centre, Hot
Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Interactive Ontario, Outward
Bound Canada and WNED/PBS.
    Media are invited to witness this powerful and inspirational

    Date:         Friday, Sept. 11 at 11 am
    Location:     The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Paul Koidis, Manager,
Communications, Marketing and Development, pkoidis@centennialcollege.ca/(416)
289-5000 ext. 8609

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