Doctors Without Borders/MSF and VII Photo present "Starved for Attention: The Crisis of Childhood Malnutrition", a multimedia campaign exposing the neglected crisis of childhood malnutrition. Photojournalists Marcus Bleasdale, Jessica Dimmock, Ron Haviv, Antonin Kratochvil, Franco Pagetti, Stephanie Sinclair, and John Stanmeyer traveled to malnutrition "hotspots" around the world to produce a series of documentaries that shed light on the underlying causes of malnutrition and innovative approaches to address the crisis. The "Starved for Attention" exhibit launch will include screenings and panel discussion with global health experts, activists, MSF aid workers and VII photographers and will be moderated by NBC News Anchor, Ann Curry. Exhibit opening and reception is located at The TimesCenter at 242 West 41st Street in Manhattan. The Open and Reception are from 6-9p with panel discussion beginning at 7p.
I've been to Doctors Without Borders documentary events before and they are excellent. Subjects hard to hear about but hopeful in that something can be done about these crises.
The launch unfortunately conflicts with the Media That Matters Film Festival this Wednesday, June 2, 2010, but I plan to attend the "Starved for Attention" exhibit following the opening night festivities which runs June 4th through July 2nd at the VII Gallery at 28 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn.