WEIRDLAND: Invisibles Screening at Tribeca Cinemas

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Invisibles Screening at Tribeca Cinemas

"What Bardem, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in last year's "No Country for Old Men", could do was cast a light on the human crises in some of the world's most forsaken and war-ravaged regions. Upon returning to Spain he set about recruiting directors, including Wim Wenders and Isabel Coixet, to work on documentaries that would tell the stories of people whose suffering has gone largely unnoticed in developed nations.

The result was "Invisibles", a collection of five short documentaries that looks at such issues as the failure of pharmaceutical companies to develop effective medicine for poor people beset by viruses in South America, the kidnapping and violent indenture of children in northern Uganda by rebel militias, and the systematic sexual violence against women in Congo.

Producing the film turned out to be the beginning, not the end of Bardem's involvement. He is now focusing on the plight of women in Congo. He has joined forces with John Prendergast of the Enough Project (, a D.C.-based human rights organization created to combat genocide and crimes against humanity".

Download "Invisibles" Screening (right click and save as) at Tribeca Cinemas in New York, with actorsEmile Hirsch and Robing Wright Penn, among others, talking about this project.

Also Watch Ryan Gosling & John Prendergast of ENOUGH! - End genocide video.

1 comment :

moviemadame said...

I was unable to get this video to play for me.

The video extension was the hurdle.

Do you know where else we can view this, please? Thx.