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Hollywood Foreign Press Awards $500,000 to Kailash Foundation At HFPA/Participant Bash – Cannes


By Pete Hammond

May 14, 2018


The Sunday rain downpours in Cannes didn’t destroy the mood at the annual Hollywood Foreign Press Association party here at Nikki Beach Sunday night where the HFPA donated $500,000 to Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to ending violence against HFPA children and child labor around the world. Jury President Cate Blanchett joined HFPA President Meher Tatna in presenting the large check to Satyarthi, whose lifelong efforts in this regard won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.  A new motion picture which premiered at Sundance, where it won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize, will be shown in Cannes Tuesday,  follows him in this mission and has been produced by Participant Media and Concordia. It is planned for a wide-ranging release in the Fall. Read more