31 October 2013
An exclusive screening of the documentary “GOLD YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK“ and the signing of a Letter of Intent between the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace and Parapictures Film Production GmbH (Parapictures).
GOLD – YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK is the emotional story about three outstanding top Athletes: Henry Wanyoike, a blind Marathon runner from Kenya, Kirsten Bruhn, paralyzed Swimmer from Germany, and Kurt Fearnley, Australian Wheelchair racer. For over a year the film team around Michael Hammon followed these three Athletes on their daily routines while preparing for the Paralympic Games in London 2012. The UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke is also one of the patrons of the documentary. The film was first presented during the Berlin International Film Festival (“Berlinale”) in February 2013.
The joint venture between the UNOSDP and Parapictures will look to focus upon the promotion of social inclusion through sports and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The two parties also plan to make the feature documentary GOLD available to a worldwide audience. The Letter of Intent will be signed at a private event, but there will be an opportunity to discuss its contents at a question and answer session at the German House before and after the screening.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 6:00 p.m.
· Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace.
· Film Producer Mr. Hendrik Flügge
· Film Producer Mr. Andreas F. Schneider
German House, Auditorium
871 United Nations Plaza
First Avenue at 49th Street
New York, N.Y. 10017
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