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Eyes Wide Open is proud to announce it is bringing two thought-provoking documentaries to Wellington, New Zealand – stories from those who are forging new pathways to change their circumstances and how the lives we live may impact that.

More 4 Me

The first movie More 4 Me won the Times Square Audience Award at the New York International Film Festival for best documentary, and Filmaker Lincoln Fenner is being hailed as Australian’s answer to Michael Moore. The documentary will screen at City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand on Monday 2 September, 7pm. Tickets are $20.

In the face of the global financial crisis, More 4 Me follows Lincoln on a journey across five continents in search of why we constantly have a craving for more. “If I was to ask you ‘what’s the one thing you can’t live without?’ you might say your mobile phone or plasma TV. On the other hand you may say a cup of dirty drinking water. It would depend where in the world you were born,” said Fenner.

Half the Sky

The second movie Half the Sky takes it name from the New York Times best-selling book written by Pulitzer Prize winners, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Aiming to turn oppression into opportunity for women worldwide, Half the Sky introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable, and fighting bravely to change them.

Travelling with Nick Kristof are America Ferrera, Diane Lane and Olivia Wilde, as they reflect on viable and sustainable options for empowerment and transformation for women. The documentary will screen at City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand on Wednesday 4 September, 7pm. Tickets are $20.

Eyes Wide Open

“Daya Trust and Global Volunteer Network have collaborated as Eyes Wide Open to bring the only two screenings of these thought-provoking documentaries to New Zealand,” said Rochelle Stewart-Allen, founder of Daya Trust. “We believe in building awareness about life in developing countries, challenging preconceptions, and inspiring generosity and a desire to take action.”

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Buy your tickets online

All proceeds from the Wellington ticket sales go to Global Volunteer Network and Daya Trust’s good work overseas educating girls and providing nutritional programmes to those in need. Tickets are $20 per movie or $38 for both.

We have a special ticket offer for these screenings: if three of your friends pay full-price, then we’ll offer you a FREE ticket. Yes, a great chance to come view a powerful documentary for FREE! Simply email your friends’ names to eyeswideopennz@hotmail.com and we’ll email through your ticket.

Eventbrite - 'More 4 Me' Movie Fundraiser

Eventbrite - 'Half the Sky' Movie Fundraiser

Eventbrite - 'More 4 Me' & 'Half the Sky' Movie Fundraisers