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Australia Premieres Global Citizen Documentary ‘Louder Together’

Officially launching the documentary and Global Citizen’s ‘Be the Generation’ year of campaigning in Australia, Global Citizen hosted two premiere events for a documentary called “Louder Together.”  Held in Melbourne and Sydney, these screenings brought together business leaders, campaign partners, entertainment industry representatives and a rising hip hop star who all share the belief that we truly are ‘louder together’.

Louder Together screening at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Photo Credit: Joseph Cuzzocrea for Global Citizen

The film — narrated by Hugh Jackman — was produced by Global Citizen and Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group about The Global Citizen Festival, a moment for music fans and activists to hold world leaders accountable for their commitment towards ending extreme poverty.

This documentary gives fans an unprecedented look at performances and interviews with Rihanna, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Eddie Vedder, Demi Lovato, Metallica, A.R. Rahman, Usher, Ellie Goulding and more.

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Hosted at the iconic Cinema Nova in Melbourne and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, both events featured exclusive insights from Global Citizen Co-Founder and Managing Director, Simon Moss, and other supporters.

Simon Moss, Heloise Pratt, The Hon Philip Dalidakis and Sarah Meredith. Photo credit: Justin Pearson for Global Citizen.

Generously sponsored by Live Nation Australia, Heloise Pratt, philanthropist and Chair of The Pratt Foundation spoke in Melbourne about why the Foundation was compelled to support the first Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York, back in 2012.  The Hon Philip Dalidakis, Victorian Minister for Trade & Investment, Innovation & the Digital Economy and Small Business, having attended the 2017 Festival, shared his pride in Global Citizen’s Melbourne roots and urged the audience to get behind the movement in Australia.

In Sydney, the screening fell on the occasion of the UN’s World Water Day, 22 March worldwide. The opportunity was taken to draw on themes in the documentary relating to clean water and sanitation (WSH) by hosting a senior representative from the Australian government to deliver a message on behalf of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in addition to generously sponsoring the event.

Michael Wilson, Acting First Assistant Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, highlighted Australia’s commitment to achieve access to clean water and sanitation for all in an open letter co-signed by 10 other world leaders, prioritising investment in this issue as well as launching the International Decade for Action on Water. Additionally, Australia has announced a new innovation challenge that will allow innovators in this space to make use of affordable and current water data in striving to address these global challenges.

Michael Wilson, DFAT. Photo credit: Joseph Cuzzocrea for Global Citizen

The event was hosted by Sky News journalist, Jacinta Tynan, a long-term Global Citizen supporter having launched Australia’s #levelthelaw campaign in 2017. Guests enjoyed refreshments kindly sponsored by Young Henry’s, a local Sydney brewery and Wild Oats wines, produced at nearby Robert Oatley Vineyard.

Rising hip hop star, Kirklandd, rounded out the night with an exclusive and intimate live performance of his newest singles, including RISE and Faded. Global Citizen is delighted to be working with Kirklandd as our newest artist ambassador, embodying the power of music in creating change “...nothing excites me more than being able to use music as a platform to draw attention towards issues as broad as these..”.

Kirklandd. Photo credit: Joseph Cuzzocrea for Global Citizen

The documentary is available now on Youtube in Australia.

Ryan Gall and Marcus Haney directed the project, which was executive produced by Hugh Jackman, Ashok Amritraj, Hugh Evans, Craig Galvin, Kweku Mandela and Eric Ortner.

“Louder Together” was produced by Ryan Gall and Matthew Macdonald-Turner and associate produced by Katie Hill, Andrew Kirk, Priya Amritraj, and Addison Mehr. The film is presented by Global Citizen and Hyde Park Entertainment, produced in association with Riot House.

Global Citizen campaigns on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, including Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. You can join us and take action on this issue here.