“North Carolina Giving” Included In National Film Festival
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Posted by: Cindy Verity
From: NC Gives
RALEIGH / STATEWIDE - The documentary North Carolina Giving: Philanthropy Across Cultures & Communities was selected for inclusion in the 2011 Council on Foundation's Film and Video Festival, held last weekend (April 9-12) in Philadelphia.
Featuring an introduction from Bill Friday and narration by Ambassador James Joseph, this documentary travels across the state of North Carolina, uncovering stories of "ordinary people changing lives in extraordinary ways.”
The Council on Foundations’ annual film festival promotes the support of creative, high-quality productions that expand the boundaries of the use of media for social good.
Philanthropy Across Cultures & Communities was commissioned by the statewide organization NCGives to recognize and celebrate the diverse giving practices found throughout the state. A trailer, behind-the-scenes photos and more are available at http://ncgives.org/documentaries.
"These stories of giving are representative of how North Carolinians are generous in their support of each other, through both the good times and the bad," said Donna Chavis, NCGives’ executive director. "This honor from the Council is a strong affirmation of the importance of our message of diverse and inclusive giving, and of the quality of the work that brought these stories to light."
The giving stories were documented in many different North Carolina communities -- Cherokee, Asheville, Waynesville, Kernersville, Charlotte, Pittsboro, Durham, Raleigh, Greenville, Hollister and Wilmington. The documentary, crafted over an 18-month process of traveling throughout North Carolina, was produced by the Emmy-award winning production company Minnow Media (based in Carrboro, North Carolina).
During the film festival, NCGives’ executive director Donna Chavis spoke on a panel about the use of targeted media to make powerful points for the social good.
NCGives (www.ncgives.org) is a statewide organization on a mission to celebrate and strengthen the giving of time, talent and treasure in North Carolina—particularly among women, young people and communities of color.
For more information about the Council on Foundation's Film & Video Festival, visit:
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Note - The film festival's catalog is available at http://ncgives.org/uploads/CoFFilmFestCatalog.pdf (see the top of page 17 for NCGives' documentary).
Public Relations & Communications Director, NCGives