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Bollywood Artists Lend Their Voice For A Noble Cause
September 7, 2015 | 1:24 PM
by Times News Service
The Global Goals Campaign has attracted several actors from both Hollywood and Bollywood, as well as sport celebrities. Photo: UNDP
 
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Today, the Global Goals Campaign launches “We the People” - a crowdsourced film where everyone is invited to join the world’s biggest cast and star alongside some of the world's biggest names. The film will be unveiled on the Google homepage when the Global Goals are adopted on the 25th September.

From India, A R Rahman, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan have already contributed and crowdsourced footage for We the People.

Speaking about We the People, Akshay Kumar who champions Goal 5 Gender Equality said: "2015 is a historic year and we have the chance to stand together and give all we have to end every form of inequality. I am supporting Goal 5, Gender Equality as I believe women should have equal rights, and equal opportunities. I started my self-defence classes for women as I believe every woman in this world should have the right to feel safe. Choose the goal you're passionate about by adding your voice to the 'We the People' video. This is our generation's chance to truly save our planet!”

They will be joined by other artists and activists such as Alice Braga, Ananda Everingham, Anastacia, Ashton Kutcher, Avan Jogia, Becca, Bill and Melinda Gates, Cate Blanchett, Chelsea Islan, Christina Hendricks, Criolo, Daniel Craig, Diamond, Diego Luna, G.E.M., Gilberto Gil, James Chau, Jamie Oliver, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet, UN Messenger of Peace Lang Lang, Liverpool Football Club captain Jordan Henderson and team mates, Lenine, Mia Maestro, Mafikizolo, Mads Mikkelsen, Mena Suvari, UNDP Champion Michelle Yeoh, Meryl Streep, Malala Yousafzai, Nazanin Boniadi, One Direction, Paloma Faith, Paul Wesley, Phoebe Tonkin, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Richard Branson, Robert Pattinson, Robert Redford, Rodrigo Santoro, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Hawking, Sun Yang, UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder, Tom Hiddleston, Thanh Bui, UNICEF supporter Wagner Moura, Yemi Alade, and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for China Zhou Xun among others.



Written and directed by filmmaker Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Four Weddings and Funeral, Love Actually) and Mat Whitecross (Spike Island, Road to Guantanamo) and created by The Rumpus Room, people around the world have the chance to co-star alongside some of the world’s most famous people to help ‘Tell Everyone’ about the Global Goals by adding their voice to the film.

From today, people can upload their footage of reading their lines from the script written by Richard Curtis, outlining the ambition and themes of the goals at http://wethepeople.globalgoals.org

They can choose the goal they feel most passionate about – whether that’s having access to good healthcare like Hrithik Roshan, women’s rights like Jennifer Lawrence and Akshay Kumar or life under water like Meryl Streep. Film yourself reading the lines. And upload your footage.

Entries will be edited together into a final crowd-sourced video using footage submitted by people all over the world.

The video will feature as many different faces and voices as possible, and will be screened at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on 26th September and included in a 1-hour special TV programme to be broadcast globally in over 20 countries.

We the People is launching with a tutorial video written by players from Get Lit, an education programme that engages urban youth in classic and spoken word poetry in Los Angeles, in a unique collaboration with Richard Curtis.

People can record their lines and submit their videos here http://wethepeople.globalgoals.org

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