Groundbreaking Film on Efforts to Provide Credit to America’s Unbanked Screening in 250 Cities
RESULTS Joins National Campaign to Leverage “To Catch a Dollar” to Address Poverty in the United States
Washington D.C. — Gayle Ferraro’s historic documentary To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, chronicles the inspiring, logic-defying, yet true story of Yunus’ idea to bring his model of microlending to the United States and depicts the millions of lives it has changed in the process. On March 31, this exciting documentary will be screened in 250 cities across the United States. Visit www.tocatchadollar.com to find the theater nearest you.
RESULTS is a proud partner in nationwide release of To Catch A Dollar, the cornerstone of a national campaign to address poverty in the United States. RESULTS is a U.S. advocacy group that harnesses the voices of individuals across the United States who speak up in solidarity with all people who need basic health care, education, and the means to rise out of poverty. Along with partners like Operation Hope and Dress for Success, and more traditional microcredit networks like the Association for Enterprise Opportunity and Grameen America, RESULTS is bringing attention to the struggles of those living in poverty in America and highlighting innovative asset-building policies that can break the cycle of poverty. RESULTS chapters in over 25 communities across the country are helping to host local screenings on March 31.
What: Special Screening of “To Catch A Dollar” — a brand new documentary on bringing microfinance to unbanked Americans.
When: March 31, 2011.
Where: 250 theatres nationwide. Full listing at http://www.screenvision.com/s/showing/ToCatchADollar.
Why: Because millions of Americans live in poverty, and it is time to promote practical solutions that help people create a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.
For more information, please contact Meredith Dodson, RESULTS Director of Domestic (U.S. Poverty) Campaigns, cell: (202) 263-9108.
Note: for RESULTS groups hosting local events, see our To Catch a Dollar Resources page for materials.