Filmmakers’ Work Showcased at TedxChange

Posted on September 17, 2010

ITVS-funded filmmakers Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen will have some of their latest work presented this Monday, September 20th at the TedxChange event in New York. Co-hosted by TED and the Gates Foundation, Monday’s event will showcase a short film extracted from the filmmakers’ upcoming feature project, The Revolutionary Optimists

The documentary is currently in production and profiles Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned-social entrepreneur who has made significant impact in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health and sanitation. Monday’s event, convened by Melinda French Gates, will feature some of the world’s most inspired thinkers and doers and marks the anniversary of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals: Ten years in, where does the global community stand in the work to save and improve lives around the world? Be sure to catch Monday’s event, streaming live here. Nice work, Nicole and Maren!


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