Cinema for Peace’s Gala for Humanity honored Eastern Congo Initiative’s Founder, Actor/Director Ben Affleck at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday, January 11, 2013. Recognizing artists that extend a helping hand worldwide, this event spotlights foundations that are near and dear to artists such as Nicole Kidman (UN Women), Matt Damon (Water.org), Alicia Keys (Keep a Child Alive) and George Lucas (Edutopia).
This event not only raised awareness, but also raised over a million dollars. The Cinema for Peace Foundation provides support through the funding, production, and worldwide distribution and promotion of film projects focusing on humanitarian and justice issues.
Make-Up Designory (MUD) was in attendance to help celebrate the efforts of the recent Golden Globe’s winner for Best Director and Best Drama for his latest movie Argo. The MUD Cares organization was there to support their outreach partner and the gala’s host, Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder of the Georges Malaika Foundation http://www.gmfafrica.org. Noella’s awareness of the challenges that girls face in her home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo inspired her to create an organization devoted to helping girls achieve their goals through education.
Make-Up Designory’s very own, Denise (Dee) Zamora was the artist behind the make-up of international model, Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder of the Georges Malaika Foundation and Carla Kompany, wife of Belgium soccer player, Vincent Kompany.