Fanfare for all Peoples is a new short film to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Premiering today at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly to an audience of Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Heads of States from around the world, the film is set against the stirring words of the Preamble of the United Nations Charter.
It begins: "We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small."
Fanfare for all Peoples is narrated in the six official languages of the UN and showcases the organization’s work on the frontlines of peace and security, human rights, and development.
It features the voice of UN Messenger of Peace and actor Michael Douglas, as well as footage from internationally renowned French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
An inspiring and original symphonic score, created by renowned composer Rolando Gori, was commissioned for this film and performed by a live orchestra.
The film was produced by me and my colleagues, including editor Ben Lybrand, at the United Nations,