Also featuring other artists & activists such as Bill Gates, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep **
Film to be unveiled on the Google homepage when the Global Goals are adopted on the 25th September **
** Check out the promo here! http://wethepeople.globalgoals.org **
“By uniting faces and voices from all over the world, we will create a film with the biggest cast ever. We’ll show it to the world when the
UN Global Goals launch on 25th September to pledge our support for a brighter future.”
Today, the Global Goals Campaign launches “We the People” – a crowdsourced film where everyone is invited to join the world’s biggest cast and star alongside some of the world’s biggest names. The film will be unveiled on the Google homepage when the Global Goals are adopted on the 25th September.
From India, A R Rahman, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan have already contributed and crowdsourced footage for We the People.
They will be joined by other artists and activists such as Alice Braga, Ananda Everingham, Anastacia, Ashton Kutcher, Avan Jogia, Becca, Bill and Melinda Gates, Cate Blanchett, Chelsea Islan, Christina Hendricks, Criolo, Daniel Craig, Diamond, Diego Luna, G.E.M., Gilberto Gil, James Chau, Jamie Oliver, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet, UN Messenger of Peace Lang Lang, Liverpool Football Club captain Jordan Henderson and team mates, Lenine, Mia Maestro, Mafikizolo, Mads Mikkelsen, Mena Suvari, UNDP Champion Michelle Yeoh, Meryl Streep, Malala Yousafzai, Nazanin Boniadi, One Direction, Paloma Faith, Paul Wesley, Phoebe Tonkin, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Richard Branson, Robert Pattinson, Robert Redford, Rodrigo Santoro, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Hawking, Sun Yang, UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder, Tom Hiddleston, Thanh Bui, UNICEF supporter Wagner Moura, Yemi Alade, and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for China Zhou Xun among others.
Written and directed by filmmaker Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Four Weddings and Funeral, Love Actually) and Mat Whitecross (Spike Island, Sex&Drugs&RocknRoll, Road to Guantanamo) and created by The Rumpus Room, people around the world have the chance to co-star alongside some of the world’s most famous people to help ‘Tell Everyone’ about the Global Goals by adding their voice to the film.
From today, people can upload their footage of reading their lines from the script written by Richard Curtis, outlining the ambition and themes of the goals at http://wethepeople.globalgoals.org
They can choose the goal they feel most passionate about – whether that’s having access to good healthcare like Hrithik Roshan, women’s rights like Jennifer Lawrence and Akshay Kumar or life under water like Meryl Streep. Film yourself reading the lines. And upload your footage.
Entries will be edited together into a final crowd-sourced video using footage submitted by people all over the world. The video will feature as many different faces and voices as possible, and will be screened at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on 26th September and included in a 1-hour special TV programme to be broadcast globally in over 20 countries.
We the People is launching with a tutorial video written by players from Get Lit, an education programme that engages urban youth in classic and spoken word poetry in Los Angeles, in a unique collaboration with Richard Curtis.
People can record their lines and submit their videos here http://wethepeople.globalgoals.org
Catch the promo for We the People here featuring Hrithik Roshan:
ABOUT THE GLOBAL GOALS CAMPAIGN
On September 25th 2015, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, fix climate change. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten. Everyone needs to know about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and so the Global Goals campaign – with Global Citizen, action/2015, and UN agency partners – aims to reach 7 billion people in 7 days. Founded by Richard Curtis in partnership with the UN, the Global Goals campaign is the biggest-ever collaboration of NGOs, global brands, public figures, educators, sports clubs, faith leaders, TV and radio broadcasters, cinema advertisers, telecoms operators, digital and social media platforms, creative and media agencies, publishers, space organisations, artists and grassroots organisations.
ABOUT GET LIT
Get Lit – Words Ignite builds scholars, not statistics, by engaging urban youth in classic and spoken word poetry, in Los Angeles and beyond. Their poets have travelled to the Hollywood Bowl, the Library of Congress, and even the White House, as ambassadors for art and social consciousness. Join the #LiteraryRiot at www.getlit.org