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The 86-minute feature-length film portrays and discusses philanthropy and giving through the perspectives of a wide variety of people from across the country. Subjects include Alex Smith, quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs; Senator Charles Grassley; Mike Farrell, Emmy-nominated star of M*A*S*H* and Providence; Nell Newman, President and co-founder of Newman's Own Organics; Evelyn Lauder, of The Estee Lauder Companies; Civil Rights Leader Dr. William G. Anderson; and Amber Kriech, a young super volunteer from Indiana.
"The purpose of the film is to enhance our understanding of the concept of philanthropy and its role in American culture and society,"said producer Salvatore Alaimo. "It seeks to broaden our perspectives for giving, enhance our understanding for philanthropy's capabilities and shortcomings, and provoke us to reflect on our giving."
The film premiered at the Queens World Film Festival in Long Island City, New York on March 8 and was also screened at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma on April 5 where it was nominated for Best Educational Documentary.
Producer Salvatore Alaimo will engage a Q&A session after the film.