Houston, TX, August 26, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Endeavor for Hope Foundation is proud to introduce Houston audiences to the acclaimed documentary "Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love." An audience sensation at film festivals worldwide, I Bring What I Love takes you behind the scenes and into the world of Africa’s most famous musician: Youssou N’Dour. The never-before-told story follows N’Dour at a turning point in his life and career, as he releases his most personal and controversial album, Egypt. Experience the singer’s hope for promoting a more tolerant face of Islam erupt in scandal and outrage in his native country that rejects the album and denounces it as blasphemous. Part explosive documentary, part stirring drama, I Bring What I Love is an unforgettable musical journey with an artist whose courage and conviction shook the music industry and ultimately awakened the world.
The film screened in Toronto International Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival and has won multiple awards worldwide including ‘Circle Audience Award’ Film Fest DC 2009, ‘Impact of Music Award’ Nashville Film Festival 2009, ‘Special Jury Prize’ Middle East International Film Festival 2008, ‘Audience Award’ Bahamas International Film Festival 2008, ‘Spirit of Freedom Award’ Bahamas International Film Festival 2008, ‘Audience Award’ Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2008. For additional information on the film please visit www.ibringwhatilove.com.
The film is currently playing in Dallas (Angelika Film Center) and opens in Houston on Friday, August 28, 2009. The award winning film is currently in release throughout the US and is distributed by Shadow Distribution. ‘Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love,' is directed by Chai Vasarhelyi, who also acts as a producer on the film. The film’s cinematographers are Nick Doob (From Mao to Mozart; an Academy Award winner® for Best Documentary Feature), Jojo Pennebaker (The War Room), six-time Emmy® winner Scott Duncan (Olympic Games, Survivor), and Hugo Berkeley. The film’s original score was composed by Emmy ® winner Martin Davich (Trinity) and six time Academy Award ® nominee James Newton Howard (Blood Diamond). The film is executive produced by Edward Tyler Nahem, Jennifer Millstone, Patrick Morris, Jack Turner, Kathryn Tucker and Miklos C. Vasarhelyi, and co-produced by Sarah Price, Scott Duncan and Hugo Berkeley and is a Groovy Griot Film in Association with 57th & Irving Productions.
The EFHF’s mission is to promote, support and provide access to education in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to educating moviegoers about Youssou N’Dour, the musician and the activist for many African issues such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and about life in sub-Saharan Africa, The EFHF also believes that this event will help spread awareness regarding the many challenges the region faces (including poverty, disease, and religious intolerance) and how education is the key to overcoming these issues.
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