Last summer actress Eva Mendez came to Vancouver to film a TV show called 4Real. The t.v. series highlights young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are affecting real change on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Episodes are shot in Brazil, Hati, Peru and Vancouver's DTES, to name a few.
4REAL is a project that began as a documentary television series and has expanded to include an online global community (4REAL.com), educational materials (4REAL School), the 4REAL Foundation and special events.
The full DTES Vancouver episodes air: March 12, 2008 Wednesday 7:00 PM & March 13, 2008 Thursday 11:00 AM on CTV. Check it out.
The television show, 4REAL, is a series of half-hour episodes hosted by Sol Guy that takes celebrity guests on adventures around the world to connect with young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are affecting real change on some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Celebrity guests for Season One are Cameron Diaz, Mos Def, Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Casey Affleck, K'NAAN, M.I.A. and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The shows take you on unique adventures with these celebrities, but ultimately it's the young leaders who emerge as the stars. 4REAL inspires viewers with stories of their courage, creativity and dedication to tackling issues such as poverty, environment, health, children's and indigenous rights, drugs and violence in their communities and beyond.
Beyond the exposure that 4REAL provides, these young leaders are partners in the show, with 50 per cent of the show's profits going directly to their initiatives.
4REAL airs nationally on MTV and CTV starting April 2008. Also in April, 4REAL will air globally on National Geographic Channels International (not including Canada, U.S., and U.K.) in 166 countries and 35 languages.
4REAL is created by Sol Guy and Josh Thome. Executive producers are Chris Haddock, Laura Lightbown and Joaquin Phoenix. 4REAL is produced by Vancouver-based Direct Current Media.
Last update : 13-03-2008 15:44