Elisa and Tina Turner: voices of the "Invisible Children"
UN agencies WFP and UNICEF, together with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Department for Development Cooperation, have welcomed the release of "Teach Me Again" by Elisa and Tina Turner, the theme song of the film "All the Invisible Children".
The film, a great success at the last Venice Biennale del Cinema (Biennale Film Festival), will be shown in Italian cinemas from 3 March, just ahead of its international release in countries ranging from Germany to Brazil.
The theme song and video, directed by Stefano Veneruso and award-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, can be downloaded at http://www.messaggeriemusicali.it.
Proceeds from the song, like those from the film, will go to the All the Invisible Children Fund, a special fund created by the Italian Development Cooperation to support joint WFP-UNICEF projects designed to fight child malnutrition in Africa.
"Teach Me Again", written, composed and produced by Italian star Elisa and performed by Elisa and legendary US singer Tina Turner, was recorded to create a high-profile song to accompany the film, and has been released by the Sugar record label.
"All the Invisible Children" was put together by eight major directors – Medhi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Katia Lund, Jordan Scott and Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso and John Woo – who donated their names and immense creative talent to the project.
The film is dedicated to the 300 million children around the world who don't have enough to eat and the 100 million who have never been to school, as well as all the other children and adolescents whose rights are denied by exploitation and conflict.
While the film gives a face to "invisible" children, the song gives those children a voice, with its emotional plea to "Teach Me Again".
WFP, UNICEF and the Italian Development Cooperation wish the song every success, not just because of its indisputable artistic quality but because of what it would represent for the future of "invisible" children everywhere.
The song is part of a broader artistic project that has been supported not just by Elisa and Tina Turner, but also by Caterina Caselli, manager of Sugar records; by the producers of the film, Maria Grazia Cucinotta and MK Film Productions; by Rai Cinema; by the Italian Development Cooperation; and by the UN agencies UNICEF and WFP.