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Movie that Matter Awards will be handed to The Sound of Us and Enough Lebanon's Darkest Hour during the Better World Fund Gala

 

Two films will be honoured at the Better World Fund Gala reception in Cannes, July 12, with the filmfestivals.com  "Movie that Matter Award". The filmmakers in attendance will receive a trophy designed by french artist PAB.

 

ENOUGH Lebanon's Darkest Hour
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Documentary by Daizy Gedeon - second feature documentary
Australia  june 2021 90 minutes Cannes Premiere July 13 PALAIS H 11.30 AM
 

ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour follows Australian-Lebanese filmmaker Daizy Gedeon’s personal and independent introspection into how her ancestral homeland, the place her family was forced to flee in the 1970s because of the Civil War, has ended up in a state of complete catastrophe. It is a story of awakening in which Daizy is forced to abandon her idealism about Lebanon and face the cold, harsh truth about the country’s dark underbelly which is its most sinister enemy.

Daizy prosecutes the case against the corrupt political class which has reduced a proud people to beg for garbage collection instead of greatness and negotiate potholes rather than peace.

ENOUGH! is the plea and the prayer, the feeling and fierce determination of the 4.5 million Lebanese in Lebanon as well as the 16 million members of the Lebanese diaspora scattered around the world, whose hearts continue to bleed for a homeland they are desperate to return to and so deeply want to believe in...once again.

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The Sound of Us directed by Chris Gero

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"The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.

As the world grapples with unrest the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not alone.

The Sound of Us weaves inspiring stories about the beauty and goodness of music with interviews and performances by artists such as Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, Avery*Sunshine, Eric Whitacre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Hiromi, Antonio Sanchez, Butch Walker, Will Wells, Patti Smith, and many more. Combined, these powerful vignettes illustrate how music heals us, gives us hope for the future through our children, keeps our heritage and history alive, allows us to have the most difficult of conversations, sheds light on current struggles, and continues to invite us back to the thing that unites us all - music.

The film is directed by Chris Gero, a Grammy nominated, American music industry executive, concert producer, record producer, songwriter, film director and composer, founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Chief Artist Relations Executive for Yamaha Artist Relations Group

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Two films will be honored at the gala reception with the filmfestivals.com  Movie that Matter Award.
ETHICAL GOLD will be the theme of the event.    

Better World Fund returns to Cannes with a partnership with fimfestivals.com the leading industry media on the festival circuit. Ghana will the country of Honor The gala will honor LEBANON and deliver the MOVIE THAT MATTER AWARDS to "The Sound of us" by Chris Gero and "Enough! Lebanon's darkest hour" by Daizy Gedeon.


PROGRAM JULY 12:
PRESS CONFERENCE 10am

MASTERMINDS 11 am
VIP LUNCH
LUNCH AND NETWORKING 1pm
RED CARPET - VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION 8.30pm
GALA DINNER 9.15pm onwards
FASHION SHOW EILEEN AKBARALY & PIETRO PARADISO 9.30pm

AFTER PARTY until 2am...

booking@betterworld.fund   www.betterworld.fund

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THE MOVIE THAT MATTER AWARD

The concept of the Award, created by Bruno Chatelin, was inspired by his days running Sony in France when the Chairman of the company David Puttnam tagged the Studio's mission with this inspiring mission "Making Movies that Matter" : very relevant, very important and visionnary.

Since its creation the award has only been handed (in Cannes) to a very small number of films. All films awarded meant a lot to Bruno, all were bringing strong and positive messages, showing the brighter side of human soul: films which inspire, call for action and change, and make an impact.

A prestigious and rare honor handed by filmfestivals.com to selected filmmakers with a strong message.

I will hand you the award at the Better Word Forum gala may 12, and will be making the Cannes trip specially for that occasion

 

Bruno Chatelin stated "I am the founder of filmfestivals.com, a former distributor with Sony then Fox Studios in France,  but the idea of honouring movies that matter sparkled when speaking in Cannes 1987 with my boss David Puttnam who was the Chairman / CEO of the Sony Studio.

He boldly tagged  the Sony studio “Making Movies that Matter”. Which intrigued me a lot for a Hollywood studio organized around commercial tentpoles, blockbusters, action films etc… I am proud of his inspiration.

Since the creation we have only given such awards on very few occasions in the last decade. Films honored were Bilal , Junod, Release from Heaven in 2016, Iqbal (2017), Yellow Submarine (2018,) Pope Francis a man of his word 2019.

 

Filmfestivals.com last offered a 'Movie That Matter' "Power Panel" with Wim Wenders and the Director of Communication of the Vatican (around his film on Pope Francis)

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PAB Interviewed on camera

 

 

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Pictured prizes for Bilal, Yellow Submarine, Boyz'n The Hood, Release from Heaven and Iqbal

 

 

 

 

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