MTV Documentary GIRLS OF LATITUDE Premieres Nov. 13



    
       MTV Documentary GIRLS OF LATITUDE Explores the Lives of Girls in
                     Haiti, Colombia, and Sudan, Nov. 13

         - MTV original special follows Nicole Holness, Diane Salema,
          and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani as they encounter young leaders
                         affecting positive change -
    

    TORONTO, Nov. 4 /CNW/ - MTV fosters awareness of social issues and the
cultural differences of girls in three different countries in the original MTV
special GIRLS OF LATITUDE. Premiering Thursday, November 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET on
MTV and Friday, November 14 at 1 p.m. ET on CTV, this 30-minute documentary
continues MTV's mission to catalyze conversations by exploring the issue of
gender discrimination through the eyes of three young girls in the developing
world. MTV hosts Nicole Holness, Diane Salema, and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani each
travel to a different country to hear the stories of these women who are
inspiring change.
    "It's important to us that we continually create specials with strong
social messages like GIRLS OF LATITUDE," said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice
President and General Manager, MuchMTV Group, CTV Inc. "This documentary is
eye opening, informative, and real. We hope it gets people talking and
ultimately moves them to action."

    (xx)Media Note: Download GIRLS OF LATITUDE photography at mtvmedia.ca(xx)

    GIRLS OF LATITUDE was filmed in partnership with Plan Canada, an
international development organization, in support of their Because I Am a
Girl campaign. The documentary showcases young women living in
conflict-affected countries such as Haiti, Colombia, and Sudan who are
overcoming great obstacles to inspire positive change in their communities.
These conflicts include wide spread issues of war and poverty to individual
issues such as loss of childhood and little to no education.
    "The three amazing girls we profiled in Haiti, Colombia, and Sudan are in
their communities fighting for their rights," said Producer Steven Theobald,
Plan Canada. "GIRLS OF LATITUDE gives their voices an even greater audience
and will hopefully inspire young people here in Canada."
    Throughout their journeys to Haiti, Colombia, and Sudan, the hosts share
their personal experiences working with young women who are the force behind
the peace and social justice of women in their countries. GIRLS OF LATITUDE is
a celebration of women and their power to make the world a better place.
Executive Producer is Faith Feingold. Producers are Tamara Dawit and Steve
Theobald. Director is Liz Marshall. Director of Photography is Steve Cosens.
    Immediately following the on-air broadcast viewers can head to
mtv.ca/girls to view the episode in its entirety, along with video blogs,
photos, and special behind the scenes footage. Viewers can also visit
mtv.ca/girls or plancanada.ca/youth to find out how they can support Because I
Am A Girl, a global campaign to secure a brighter and safer future for girls
around the world.
    For more information on GIRLS OF LATITUDE, visit mtv.ca/girls.

    MTV in Canada is a Canadian programmed and managed business wholly owned
by CTV Inc., a division of CTVglobemedia. MTV offers a distinctly Canadian
interpretation of the MTV brand across multiple platforms - including a
revolutionary broadband service, MTV.ca - and across an MTV-branded analog
specialty service that delivers innovative lifestyle, talk and documentary
programming with a commitment to 71 per cent Canadian programming in
primetime. The MTV business is powered by an alliance between CTV, Canada's
No. 1 television brand and MTV Networks, the world's most valuable media
brand. MTV in Canada is one of 50 MTV-branded services worldwide serving 171
territories around the world.

    Plan is one of the world's largest development organizations, working in
more than 65 countries worldwide on critical issues affecting millions of
children. It has no religious or political affiliations. Plan works
collaboratively with children, their families, grassroots organizations, local
and national governments, and all members of a community to create and
implement a long-term plan that improves living conditions.






For further information:

For further information: For interviews, screeners and more info, please
contact: Kisha Powell, (416) 332-6885, kisha.powell@muchmtv.ca; For more info,
please contact: Richard Chassie, The Idea Workshop Ltd., Plan Canada, (416)
920-1220, richard.chassie@sympatico.ca

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