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CROATIAN MUSICIAN NENAD BACH PROVIDES ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR ALL STAR WE ARE
FAMILY FILM SELECTED FOR SCREENING AT SUNANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Globalvision is pleased to announce that its new documentary film WE ARE
FAMILY, directed by company Executive Producer Danny Schechter, with music by
Nenad Bach, has been selected for screening in the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL.
The screening will be part of a special program showcasing films produced in
response to the attacks of
WE ARE FAMILY, available in 60- and 90-minute versions, chronicles the
remaking of the classic 1979 hit song WE ARE FAMILY by more than 200
well-known artists, actors, sports figures and other personalities, as a call
for tolerance and healing on a global
basis. The song, by veteran record-maker NILE RODGERS (Madonna, Chic, David
Bowie, etc.), is released in association with Tommy Boy Records. The film
also incorporates a music video directed by Spike Lee.
"The stars behind the remake of "WE ARE FAMILY" wanted Nenad Bach to
appear in it and were thrilled when he provided original music for the
documentary," says Director Danny Schechter. "They all knew of Nenad's
haunting anti-war anthem "CAN WE GO HIGHER?" released during the war against
Croatia and Bosnia, and his participation in
Pavarotti's internationally broadcast charity concert for the children of
Bach is one of 200 artists who sing on the record, and is also featured in
the documentary comparing the shock of the attacks of September llth, to the
pain suffered by the Croatian people when they were attacked so savagely. WE
ARE FAMILY offers a searching exploration into the feelings people all over
the world .
The WE ARE FAMILY project will benefit various organizations, including the
Red Cross, that are directly serving victims of the September 11th attacks.
It is also helping fund groups that defend victims of prejudice and racial
attacks and promote tolerance in the
wake of the incident.
Globalvision's cameras covered recording sessions in New York and Los Angeles
that drew stars from popular music like Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Patti
Labelle, Jackson Browne, Roberta Flack, Little Steven and Run DMC; actors
such as Macaulay Caulkin, Matthew, Modine and Rosie Perez; and athletes like
baseball player Gary Sheffield, tennis playerJohn McEnroe and basketball
stars Rebecca Lobo and Mark Jackson.
"WE ARE FAMILY has a message and a mission: to build bridges between
our communities and to reaffirm that we all live in a global family," says
Globalvision President Rory O'Connor. "It's the kind of coming together of
great artists with a great cause that our company has worked on throughout
"We are thrilled to show WE ARE FAMILY at Sundance because it is a
contagious experience," adds Tom Silverman, founder of Tommy Boy
Music and co-executive producer of the film project. "We value their
creativity and commitment."
Director of Production Kelly Sheehan has supervised a dynamic team
that includes Senior Producer and co-Director Patrice O'Neill, known
for the film "Not In Our Town" and many other PBS specials, Producer
Brian Dentz, and Globalvision's chief editor, Kozo Okamura.
Director Danny Schechter is an Emmy award-winning veteran of CNN and
ABC's 20/20 and has produced profiles of such musicians as Bruce
Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Tina Turner. He shared an International
Documentary Association Award for "The Making of Sun City," the hit
song by artists protesting South African apartheid in l986. He is
the director of numerous other award-winning documentary films,
including "The Making of Give Peace a Chance" and five films with
then-South African President Nelson Mandela. Schechter's latest film
in production is "Counting on Democracy," the untold story of the
Florida Presidential election in 2000.
For more information about Globalvision, visit www.globalvision.org.
For more about WE ARE FAMILY, visit www.wearefamilyfoundation.com.
Executive Editor Mediachannel.org
Executive Producer, Globalvision.Inc
1600 Broadway, #700 NY NY 10019 USA
Executive Producer, Globalvision
Executive Editor, THE MEDIA CHANNEL
1600 Broadway #700
New York, N.Y. 10019
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