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58:THE FILM Trailer Unveiled

August 3rd, 2011

Ten major international Christian organizations unite to bring 58:THE FILM to worldwide audiences as part of global grassroots effort to end extreme poverty in our lifetime.

              

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 28, 2011:  Producers of 58: THE FILM have released the first look of the much-anticipated feature documentary on global extreme poverty at www.live58.org/thefilm. Following two years of principal photography in more than 15 countries, 58: THE FILM is set to be released this October in select theaters, on television, on iTunes, and in major church screening events across the country.

 

58: THE FILM is distributed through Compassion International and is the centerpiece of a multi-year, ten-organization world-wide Christian initiative to end extreme poverty by honoring the True Fast of Isaiah through poverty-eradicating action. 58: was created to join communities of Christians to cohesively work together to end extreme poverty in our lifetime. For more on the initiative, please visit www.live58.org .

 

Two weeks ago USA Today featured the "audacious optimism" of the initiative, which includes short films, a book, an online action and giving portal, and other grassroots strategies designed to inspire Christians to accelerate the end of extreme poverty. These organizations include Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, Compassion International, ECHO, Food for the Hungry, HOPE International, International Justice Mission, Living Water International, Micah Challenge, Plant With Purpose and World Relief.

 

Inspired by Isaiah 58, the film features life-changing stories of the poor, inspiring words from leaders, eye-opening facts and statistics, and examples of what Christians are doing to change the course of history.

 

"The film is a catalyst for action," said director Tony Neeves. "It will move people to respond together; therefore the distribution plan is designed to allow as many groups of people to experience the astonishing stories of the global Church rising up to do the unimaginable in our lifetime."

 

SYNOPSIS

58: THE FILM is the inspiring true story of the global Church in action. Witness bravery and determined faith in a journey from the slums of Kenya to the streets of New York. Confront the brutality of extreme poverty and meet those who create stunning new possibilities for the future.

   

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