Hollywood, CA, May 08, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Hollywood Star and Activist Q’orianka Kilcher unites Hollywood Celebrities, the Peruvian American Medical Society and the Peruvian community in an effort to bring aid and support to Peru’s flood Victims and Indigenous communities living on the front lines of Climate Change.
What: “Peru Comes To Hollywood” benefit event to feature exclusive benefit pre- screening of the new Motion Picture “Princess Kaiulani” starring Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World) in the Title Role.
Monday’s screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kilcher, Peruvian Entertainment, Guest Speakers, and an VIP after party featuring traditional Peruvian dance and music, Peruvian cuisine, appetizers, and hosted bar with exotic cocktails, Peruvian beer, a silent auction and Traditional Music and Dances of Peru featuring “Raices Peruanas” and the “AtacamaProject”
When: Monday, May 10th. 2010
6:30 pm Doors Open
7:15 pm Movie Screening &Program
9:30 pm VIP Reception and Peru Cultural Celebration.
Where: The Historic Majestic Crest Theater
1262 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90024
Host Committe: Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World), Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Chaske Spencer (New Moon), Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera), Alex Meraz (New Moon), Charles Hambleton (The Cove), Trevor Donovan (90210), Rudy Youngblood (Apocalypto), Sonia Rockwell (Spread), Omar Mora (PAMS/Selva en Action), Atossa Soltani (Amazon Watch), Lauren Selman, Ken Spector (LivingEcho), Hector Perez-Pacheco (HarmonyKeepers), Ralph Kuron (PAMS), Nadine Weil, (Heart of Green) Jodie Evans (Code Pink), Lauren Selman, Fisher Stevens, Mayra Gomez, Milagros Lizarraga, Lukas Nelson, Dixi Belcher (Turning the Tides), Earl Tulley (Navajo Nation), Juliana Hepp (IDEM) plus more to be confirmed.
About the Cause:
Every year during Peru’s cold season hundreds of children freeze to death. Only this year an estimated 80,000 people living high up in the Andes find themselves homeless, while having lost homes, livestock, and crops in Peru’s recent mudslides and floods. Sadly, the two massive earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have left Peru’s humanitarian crisis largely ignored by the international media, making it hard to find aid and support for Peruvians in dire need of a helping hand.
"As the winter season in Peru approaches, it is more important than ever to offer support to the many families who find themselves without homes or shelter. The floods which befell the people of Peru this year will leave countless thousands in dire danger. Many will perish as a result of having their homes destroyed. With no possibility of income and with such lack of funding and support it is up to every single member of the world society to help in any way they can to minimize the loss of life that is tragically inevitable” - Colin Farrell.
“Peru’s children freezing to death is not a yearly emergency, but something absolutely preventable… and together we can prevent the cold of indifference from creating yet another humanitarian crisis for Peru’s mountain people who face a fight for bitter survival in the winter approaching” - Qorianka Kilcher
About the Film:
Set against the dramatic island backdrop of Hawaii and based on the inspiring true story, Princess Kaiulani is a breathtaking romance about an unlikely heroine and her unwavering fight to defend the independence of her people.
“In her short years, Ka’iulani was a principled international diplomat, ahead of her time, who spoke out on behalf of her Peoples and nation. Highly educated, and using the media to highlight her message, the young Ka’iulani traveled to Washington DC at the age of only 17 to address and speak to the United States President, in her effort to stop the Annexation of Hawaii” - Kilcher explained
“Princess Kaiulani” will open in Theaters with a limited release May 14th 2010.
About on-Q initiative
Founded in 2006 by actress-activist Q’orianka Kilcher, on-Q initiative is a youth driven non-profit environmental and human rights organization sponsored by Earthways Foundation. On-Q initiative works to give a voice to the voiceless, especially indigenous peoples, youth advocates and the environment. For more info and background, visit www.QonQ.org.
About on-Q initiative Founder, Qorianka Kilcher:
Kilcher is an not only an award winning Actress with high critical acclaim, but also an award winning Environmental and Human Rights advocate and fearless young force, who has courageously and tirelessly used her voice and privilege of celebrity to speak out for the voiceless and many of today’s most important and relevant issues, while bring the need for universal dignity, compassion and basic human rights to the attention of the international community. She recently was nominated for the Belgium Peace Price 2011 and is the recipient of the Young Hollywood Green Award 2009 and the prestigious Brower youth Award 2007, among many others. Kilcher recently returned from the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where she was invited by Bolivian President Evo Morales as a guest of honor. She is also the Global youth ambassador for Amazon Watch and a youth Ambassador on Woman’s Rights for Amnesty International and was a speaker at the United Nations in connection with the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
At the age of 14, Q’orianka Kilcher emerged into the front ranks of young actors with her portrayal of Pocahontas opposite Colin Farrell and Christian Bale in Terrence Malick’s The New World. Her performance won her the National Board of Reviews best breakthrough performance of 2006 and the 2006 Alma Award for best Latin American actress in a feature film, as well as numerous nominations and rave reviews. She was recently seen in Howard Zinns “The People Speak” on the History Channel as part of the star studded cast and returns to the screen in the Title role of the film “Princess Kaiulani” coming to theaters May 14th 2010.