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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Kailash: A Participant Media and Concordia Studio Screening

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Session Description

As a young man Kailash Satyarthi promised himself that he would end child slavery in his lifetime. In the decades since, he has rescued more than eighty thousand children and built a global movement. From producers Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, He Named Me Malala), Sarah Anthony and rising director Derek Doneen comes Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner Kailash, a suspenseful yet intimate look at one man’s groundbreaking crusade to liberate every child possible. This kinetic journey through secret raids and quests for missing kids shows how refusing to accept an unacceptable status quo can create sweeping change. Gripping as it is, the film is also the story of spirited children who, released from a nightmare, latch onto a second chance. It is the kids Kailash rescues who prove the absolute necessity of what he does: giving hope to the world one child at a time.

Q&A to follow featuring:

Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Child Rights Activist

Nina Smith, Chief Executive Officer, GoodWeave International

Holly Gordon, Chief Impact Officer, Participant Media (moderator)

Seating is first-come, first-served. The film screening is free and open to delegates as well the public, but members of the general public can reserve their ticket in advance if they wish. Register at the following link to get tickets:

Kailash – A Participant Media and Concordia Studio Screening.

When | Where

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday, April 12 New Theatre


Film Screening

Session leaders

  • Founder, Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation
    The life and work of Kailash Satyarthi is synonymous with the crusade against child slavery. Kailash was born in 1954 in Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh, India. He has a degree in electrical engineering and a post-graduate diploma in high-voltage engineering. After a few years of teaching engineering in a college in Bhopal, Kailash founded Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) in 1980. BBA symbolises the struggle against child labour and child servitude and initiated the South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude (SACCS). Kailash started “Rugmark” in 1994, a social labeling program in which rugs are labelled and certified to be childlabour-free. Recently, he has promoted the empowerment of children through a nationwide crusade for the formation of Child Friendly Villages. Kailash is the founder of GoodWeave, a 2005 Skoll Awardee.
  • Nina Smith Speaker
    CEO, GoodWeave
    Nina Smith is the founding Chief Executive Officer of GoodWeave International. Since 1999, she has developed and led GoodWeave towards its mission to end child labor in global supply chains. A longtime advocate for children’s rights and an expert on supply chain transparency and responsibility,, Nina has spoken about these issues at the Skoll World Forum, The World Economic Forum, Harvard University, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, the American Bar Association, TedX–Dhaka, and other fora. Nina is winner of the Skoll and Schwab Awards for Social Entrepreneurship and also received the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s EXCEL Award for excellence in chief executive leadership. A fair trade advocate and expert for two decades, Ms. Smith previously served as executive director of The Crafts Center and as a crafts export consultant to the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamsala, India, where she oversaw the development of market-driven product lines and artisan training. She has also served as a president and board member of the Fair Trade Federation, and on the board of The Tibet Collection. Currently she sits on the board of the Fair Labor Association, and is a practitioner affiliate of the Social Enterprise Graduate Degree program at American University.
  • Holly Gordon Moderator
    Chief Impact Officer, Participant Media
    Before joining Participant, Gordon co-founded Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education. Selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women and named by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of 125 Women of Impact, Gordon is also an Executive Producer for the Girl Rising film at the center of the movement. Forbes Magazine named the Girl Rising campaign the #1 Most Dynamic Social Initiative of 2012. Gordon serves as Board Chair of Girl Rising and is the co-chair of The Nantucket Project Academy, an accelerator for social change leaders and ideas. Prior to launching the TNP Academy and Girl Rising, Gordon served as Director of Content for the Tribeca Film Festival. She came to Tribeca from ABC News, where she worked for 12 years as a producer and booker for the major news broadcasts. Gordon is a member of the 2015 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, serves on the boards of Unreasonable Group and All In Together and is a strategic advisor to The One Love Foundation.