A scene from CHILD 31, a film by Charles Kinnane, Michael Campo and Clifford Azize. Picture courtesy Grassroots Films. All rights reserved.
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Child 31 (2012)
Opened: 10/24/2012 Limited
|IFC Center||10/24/2012 - 10/30/2012||7 days|
Trailer: Click for trailer
Genre: Documentary Short
The Story of Mary's Meals
All over the world, there are people who will not accept that any child in this world of plenty must endure a day without a meal.
In a time of unprecedented technological achievements and luxuries, close to one billion people still go to sleep hungry; but there's an organization attempting to change that. In this powerful new documentary film, Grassroots Films captures Mary's Meals' life-changing work in action throughout Malawi, Kenya, and India and its mission to help millions of children around the world realize their dreams. Follow Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow as we get a glimpse into his simple, yet groundbreaking, approach that is working to lift the developing world out of poverty and give a face to hunger's deadly numbers.
About Mary's Meals
Mary's Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world's poorest communities, where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.
The idea behind Mary's Meals is a simple one that works. The charity provides one daily meal in a place of learning in order to attract chronically hungry children into a classroom, where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.
That moment was a key part of the inspiration that led to the founding of Mary's Meals, which began by feeding just 200 children in 2002. Today, ten years later, the charity feeds over 650,000 hungry children every day in 16 different countries across the world, including Kenya, Haiti, Uganda, Liberia and India.
The charity's work is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her child in poverty. Mary's Meals consists of, respects and reaches out to people of all faiths and none. The average worldwide cost for Mary's Meals to feed a child for a whole school year is just £10.70/$16.80/€12.40. Find out more about Mary's Meals at www.MarysMeals.org.