GARY CLARK JR’S “BRIGHT LIGHTS” CHOSEN AS MUSIC FOR THE ASSEMBLY – A FILM ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
as some of the music in a short film which will takeviewersbehind the scenes look at the United Nations General Assembly. The video, which launches today, will offer all-access footage of what goes on at the annual meeting of the world’s leaders, The Assembly. Click here to view
the 70th General Assembly and share!
The following information has been provided by the UN
: Every year, you hear grumblings and mumblings about gridlock and security when world leaders come to mid-town Manhattan to attend the UN General Assembly in September. A sweep of motorcades, security teams and a throng of media descend on this little stretch of Turtle Bay.
This year, we give you a sneak peek into what goes on behind the scenes when Presidents and Emirs, Prime Ministers and Nobel Prize winners, celebrities of all shades and stripes joined hands in one of the most uplifting and historic sessions that kicked off with a memorable visit by Pope Francis.
With thousands of leaders and representatives from governments, civil society and media outlets congregating at the UN General Assembly at UN Headquarters, the gathering is one of the most heavily-covered international events on the global calendar. The Secretary-General, indefatigable and upbeat, attended hundreds of meetings and exchanges thoughts with over 150 world leaders.
At the high-level segment of this year’s Assembly in September, some 5,000 journalists from all over the world sought media accreditation to cover the events as well as the issues and themes being debated, discussed and deliberated on.
The high-point was the adoption of 17 goals to make sustainable development a reality; more than two dozen countries signing up to treaties to protect children’s rights, ban cluster munitions or tackle nuclear terrorism; over 180 countries submitting their national plans to fight climate change; and dozens of countries pledging to send 40,000 peacekeepers to conflict zones.
According to some who might otherwise take a jaded view of the world, this was the place to be, especially as history was being made.
In other Gary Clark Jr. news, his recent electrifying performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live
from Dec 16th
, will rebroadcast on Tues. Dec 22nd
. Check local listings for details. Clark & company perform Grinder
and The Healing
from his new Warner Bros. Records album, THE STORY OF SONY BOY SLIM
, out now!
Expect fresh Gary Clark Jr news to be revealed soon.Until then, visit:www.garyclarkjr.com
About The Assembly:
Descriptor:A behind the scenes look at the United Nations General Assembly.
With all-access footage of what goes on at the annual meeting of the world’s leaders, The Assembly follows a UN Photographer, Interpreter, Spokesperson and Youth Advocate on a journey around one of the most secure and high-profile events of the year, all intersecting with the role of the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.
Executive Producer: David Ohana
Producer: Angus Ingham
Cinematography: Thomas Maddens, Nathan Beriro, Oscar Brett
Editing: Thomas Maddens
Motion Graphics: Ellen Andries