Complex Networks and Global Citizen have released Louder Together: A Global Citizen Documentary; New York to Mumbai – the two-part special focusing on the groundbreaking advocacy work done by Global Citizen to end extreme poverty – on the free streaming video service go90.
The Global Citizen Festival is a moment for music fans and activists to hold world leaders accountable for their commitment towards ending poverty. This documentary gives fans an unprecedented look at the performances and features intimate conversations with the artists filmed during the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in New York and the first Global Citizen Festival India in Mumbai.
Narrated by Hugh Jackman, Louder Together features performances by Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Jay-Z, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, Usher, Coldplay, Eddie Vedder, Major Lazer, and Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Ranveer Singh, AR Rahman, and more. Additional appearances by Forest Whitaker, Bridget Moynahan, Olivia Wilde, Ashok Amritraj, and Indian Member of Parliament Poonam Mahajan.
Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen, said, “In 2016 Global Citizens on different sides of the world – in New York and Mumbai – transformed their cities into arenas of advocacy in the fight to end extreme poverty. The energy, passion, and determination we see throughout Louder Together exemplifies the heart of this movement. We are so proud to be partnering with Complex and Hyde Park to be able to tell this story and highlight the impact of this movement.”
“It’s an inspiring feeling you get when you’re at a Global Citizen Festival, surrounded by thousands of people who all took action to get there,” said film-maker Ryan Gall, a co-founder of Global Citizen. “Our hope in making this film is that we capture some of that energy you feel when you’re there and urge more citizens to start using their voice to create real change.”
Leading up to the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in New York City, 1.3 million individual actions garnered $1.9 billion in total commitments and announcements from world leaders to support campaigns with a focus on gender equality, education, and sanitation. The documentary follows as the Global Citizen Festival expands its international reach with its first-ever event in Mumbai, India. During the inaugural Global Citizen Festival India, 25 on-stage commitments and announcements totaling $5.9 billion were made to ensure basic educational needs were met, improve water and sanitation methods and promote gender equality programs set to affect 503 million lives throughout the country by the year 2030.
Ryan Gall and Marcus Haney directed the project, which was executive produced by Hugh Jackman, Ashok Amritraj, Hugh Evans, Craig Galvin, Kweku Mandela and Eric Ortner. Louder Together was produced by Ryan Gall and Matthew Macdonald-Turner and associate produced by Katie Hill, Andrew Kirk, Priya Amritraj, and Addison Mehr. Davide Beame served as event director. The film is presented by Global Citizen and Hyde Park Entertainment, produced in association with Riot House.
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