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  • Invisible Child: Dasani's Homeless Life
    Photo by Ruth Fremson. Courtesy of The New York Times.
  • Invisible Child: Girl in the Shadows
    Photo by Ruth Fremson. Courtesy of The New York Times.
  • Invisible Child: The Bonds of Siblings
    Photo by Ruth Fremson. Courtesy of The New York Times.
  • Invisible Child: A Neighborhood’s Profound Divide
    Photo by Ruth Fremson. Courtesy of The New York Times.
  • Invisible Child: Reasons to Dream
    Photo by Ruth Fremson. Courtesy of The New York Times.
  • Invisible Child: The Future Rests on a Fragile Foundation
    Photo by Ruth Fremson. Courtesy of The New York Times.
  • Don Cheadle, UN Goodwill Ambassador, giving Keynote Address at Envision 2012
  • Jessica Yu, Academy Award Winner and Director of "Last Call at the Oasis," Opening Night, Envision 2012
  • Envision Host, Scott Tong, Sustainability Correspondent for American Public Media, 2012
  • Mothers with infants at the Maitama General Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • On December 1st, World AIDS Day, a women's group in Egypt promotes health during its meetings.
  • Brandon Litman, Producer and Kyle Ruddick, Director take questions about their film "One Day on Earth," Envision 2012.
  • Eugene Hernandez, Film Society of Lincoln Center, moderates "Stories of the Global Energy Challenge."
  • A young patient receives malaria testing, vaccines and other kinds of care.
  • Roger Blissett, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets, Joana Vicente, Executive Director, IFP, Asha-Rose Migiro, UN Deputy Secretary-General, Orlando Bagwell, Director, JustFilms, Ford Foundation, and Maher Nasser, Acting Head, UN Dept Public Information.
  • Michael Franti, Musican and Filmmaker, gives a closing performance, Envision 2012
  • Keynote Speaker Harry Belafonte, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Envision 2010.
  • Hugh Evans, Co-Founder, Global Poverty Project, Envision 2011.
    Photo: Yves Marie Vilain
  • Mothers with their young children visit a mobile clinic in the Timorese village of Asulau.
  • Kennedy Odede, Founder, Shining Hope for Communities and Lynne Patterson, Co-Founder, Pro Mujer, "The Role of Women in Alleviating Hunger and Poverty," Envision 2011.
    Photo: Phil Stearns
  • Keynote Speaker Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General, Envision 2009.
  • Abigail Disney, Producer of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," Envision 2009. Sarah Jones, Playwright and Performer, UNICEF Spokesperson on Violence Against Children; Envision 2009.
  • "A Small Act" Screening: Patti Lee, Producer: Jennifer Arnold, Director; Harry Belafonte; Chris Mburu, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations. Envision 2010.
  • Jim Clancy, CNN, moderating panel discussion "Food Security and Countries in Crisis." Envision 2011.
    Photo: Phil Stearns
  • Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films introduces opening night screening of "The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical." Envision 2011.
  • Performance by PS 32 Chorus, The Belmont School, The Bronx, directed by Marc Socol, Envision 2011.
    Photo: Phil Stearns

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The UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the connective thread running through Envision's screenings, panel discussions and social networking. The MDGs are to eradicate poverty, achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; and develop global partnership for development.

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About Envision

Founded in 2008, Envision is a unique partnership between the Independent Filmmaker Project and the United Nations Department of Public Information. Our partnership is built on the shared belief that storytelling and documentary film can be powerful tools in building a better future for all people.

Anchored by the Millennium Development Goals, Envision’s annual gathering connects UN experts and NGO advocates with some of the most creative minds in filmmaking and new media, with the goal of finding fresh, compelling ways to create momentum for social change. The gatherings offer a critical opportunity for filmmakers and social change activists to forge creative, cross-sector partnerships to promote their causes and reach wider audiences.