Cher Presents 'Love Sees No Color' Premiere at Los Angeles Fundraiser Party

Nov 12, 2007, 00:00 ET from Nassiri

    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cher, the Oscar(R), Emmy(R) and
 Grammy(R) Award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, author and humanitarian,
 and the Cher Charitable Foundation will hold the inaugural west coast
 benefit of the Foundation on Wednesday, November 28, at 2000 Constellation
 Avenue, outdoors in the plaza area, between Avenue of the Stars and Century
 Park East in Century City. The event will include a V.I.P. reception from
 6:00-7:00 pm, followed by an elegant dinner and the premiere of the short
 film "Love Sees No Color."
     "Love Sees No Color" is an ambitious 12-minute film starring
 songwriter, recording artist and international peace activist Nassiri. The
 music in the film is sung by thousands of children in 15 languages in 18
 countries, and was filmed by 18 of the world's most talented directors and
 producers.
     "The premiere of 'Love Sees No Color' will be a joyous occasion to
 celebrate the mission of achieving world peace," said Cher. "As the film
 shows, music can play a vital role in spreading a message of peace, love
 and unity."
     The film will be shown outdoors on a portable screen and projection
 system provided by Open Air Cinema (http://www.openaircinema.us/).
     Tickets are available for $500 each, or $1,000 each for VIP Tickets.
 They may be purchased by calling The Allison Jackson Company at (323)
 549-9920 or emailing allisonjackson@aceweb.com. The event will begin at 7
 p.m. and includes an elegant dinner followed by the screening and celebrity
 performance.
     ABOUT CHER'S PHILANTHROPY
     Cher's primary philanthropic endeavors have included support of health
 research and patient quality of life, anti-poverty initiatives, veterans
 rights, and vulnerable children. Beginning in 1990, Cher served as a donor
 and the National Chairperson and Honorary Spokesperson of the Children's
 Craniofacial Association, whose mission is to empower and give hope to
 facially disfigured children and their families. The annual Cher's Family
 Retreat is held each June to provide craniofacial patients, their siblings
 and parents an opportunity to interact with others who have endured similar
 experiences. Cher also supports and actively promotes Get A-Head Charitable
 Trust, which aims to improve the quality of life for people with head and
 neck diseases.
     Cher has been a passionate and vocal supporter of American soldiers and
 returning veterans. She has actively contributed time and resources to
 Operation Helmet, an organization that provides free helmet upgrade kits to
 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cher has also contributed to the Intrepid
 Fallen Heroes Fund which serves military personnel who have been
 catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those
 severely injured in other operations.
     Cher has engaged in the construction of houses with Habitat for
 Humanity and served as the Honorary National Chair of a Habitat's
 elimination of poverty housing initiative "Raise the Roof," an effort to
 engage artists in the organization's work while on tour. Cher is also a
 donor, fundraiser and international spokesperson for Keep a Child Alive, an
 organization that seeks to accelerate action to combat the global AIDS
 pandemic, including the provision of Antiretroviral medicine to children
 and their families with HIV/AIDS.
     Most recently, Cher has become the primary supporter of the Peace
 Village School (PVS) in Ukunda, Kenya. PVS provides nutritious food,
 medical care, education and extracurricular activities for more than 300
 orphans and vulnerable children, ages 2 to 13 years. Cher's support is
 enabling the school to acquire land and build permanent housing and school
 facilities, and in partnership with Malaria No More and other
 organizations, she is piloting an effort eliminate malaria mortality and
 morbidity for the children, their caregivers and the surrounding community.
     ABOUT NASSIRI'S PEACE MOVEMENT
     As a peace activist, Nassiri focuses his efforts on spreading peace,
 harmony and love to the world. He believes the format to share these
 messages can be done through children, film, music and education.
     Nassiri's peace efforts have been the catalyst to meet with leaders of
 the world including former President Bill Clinton, Nobel Prize winners
 Nelson Mandela, Shimon Peres, and Kim Dae-jung. Nassiri met with Pope
 Benedict XVI in Rome and the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio
 Napolitano. Nassiri devotes endless energy to help bring about world peace
 by enlisting the aid of Senate Majority leader Harry Reid volunteering to
 mediate talks between Iran and the US.
     During the filming there were many obstacles to overcome and the crew
 received warnings of danger in Palestine, Iran, Israel and the DMZ zone
 between North and South Korea; in the midst of flying to Iran, the crew's
 plane had to make an emergency landing and return to Rome.
     While on location in Agra, India, Nassiri adopted a village of 600
 homeless people after he saw the poor conditions and immediately sent in
 food, clothing, blankets, built bathing and restroom facilities, provided
 clean water supplies and maintains a monthly commitment.
     Nassiri worked with the Public Education Foundation and the Clark
 County (Nevada) School District in creating an ethnic diversity curriculum
 that partners songs from his album with character traits focusing on peace,
 harmony, and compassion. This new curriculum played a part in meeting
 higher standards and remains an actively taught program.
     While filming in Rio de Janeiro, Nassiri came across a school where
 children were creating art from items they had found on the street. The
 location was a single room, which was asbestos ridden, smelled of foul
 odors and extremely unsafe. As an artist himself, Nassiri could not turn
 away and he is in the process of creating the "Nassiri Cultural Center"
 where the children will have a safe place to create, and will not be in
 danger or out on the streets alone.
 
 

SOURCE Nassiri
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cher, the Oscar(R), Emmy(R) and
 Grammy(R) Award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, author and humanitarian,
 and the Cher Charitable Foundation will hold the inaugural west coast
 benefit of the Foundation on Wednesday, November 28, at 2000 Constellation
 Avenue, outdoors in the plaza area, between Avenue of the Stars and Century
 Park East in Century City. The event will include a V.I.P. reception from
 6:00-7:00 pm, followed by an elegant dinner and the premiere of the short
 film "Love Sees No Color."
     "Love Sees No Color" is an ambitious 12-minute film starring
 songwriter, recording artist and international peace activist Nassiri. The
 music in the film is sung by thousands of children in 15 languages in 18
 countries, and was filmed by 18 of the world's most talented directors and
 producers.
     "The premiere of 'Love Sees No Color' will be a joyous occasion to
 celebrate the mission of achieving world peace," said Cher. "As the film
 shows, music can play a vital role in spreading a message of peace, love
 and unity."
     The film will be shown outdoors on a portable screen and projection
 system provided by Open Air Cinema (http://www.openaircinema.us/).
     Tickets are available for $500 each, or $1,000 each for VIP Tickets.
 They may be purchased by calling The Allison Jackson Company at (323)
 549-9920 or emailing allisonjackson@aceweb.com. The event will begin at 7
 p.m. and includes an elegant dinner followed by the screening and celebrity
 performance.
     ABOUT CHER'S PHILANTHROPY
     Cher's primary philanthropic endeavors have included support of health
 research and patient quality of life, anti-poverty initiatives, veterans
 rights, and vulnerable children. Beginning in 1990, Cher served as a donor
 and the National Chairperson and Honorary Spokesperson of the Children's
 Craniofacial Association, whose mission is to empower and give hope to
 facially disfigured children and their families. The annual Cher's Family
 Retreat is held each June to provide craniofacial patients, their siblings
 and parents an opportunity to interact with others who have endured similar
 experiences. Cher also supports and actively promotes Get A-Head Charitable
 Trust, which aims to improve the quality of life for people with head and
 neck diseases.
     Cher has been a passionate and vocal supporter of American soldiers and
 returning veterans. She has actively contributed time and resources to
 Operation Helmet, an organization that provides free helmet upgrade kits to
 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cher has also contributed to the Intrepid
 Fallen Heroes Fund which serves military personnel who have been
 catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those
 severely injured in other operations.
     Cher has engaged in the construction of houses with Habitat for
 Humanity and served as the Honorary National Chair of a Habitat's
 elimination of poverty housing initiative "Raise the Roof," an effort to
 engage artists in the organization's work while on tour. Cher is also a
 donor, fundraiser and international spokesperson for Keep a Child Alive, an
 organization that seeks to accelerate action to combat the global AIDS
 pandemic, including the provision of Antiretroviral medicine to children
 and their families with HIV/AIDS.
     Most recently, Cher has become the primary supporter of the Peace
 Village School (PVS) in Ukunda, Kenya. PVS provides nutritious food,
 medical care, education and extracurricular activities for more than 300
 orphans and vulnerable children, ages 2 to 13 years. Cher's support is
 enabling the school to acquire land and build permanent housing and school
 facilities, and in partnership with Malaria No More and other
 organizations, she is piloting an effort eliminate malaria mortality and
 morbidity for the children, their caregivers and the surrounding community.
     ABOUT NASSIRI'S PEACE MOVEMENT
     As a peace activist, Nassiri focuses his efforts on spreading peace,
 harmony and love to the world. He believes the format to share these
 messages can be done through children, film, music and education.
     Nassiri's peace efforts have been the catalyst to meet with leaders of
 the world including former President Bill Clinton, Nobel Prize winners
 Nelson Mandela, Shimon Peres, and Kim Dae-jung. Nassiri met with Pope
 Benedict XVI in Rome and the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio
 Napolitano. Nassiri devotes endless energy to help bring about world peace
 by enlisting the aid of Senate Majority leader Harry Reid volunteering to
 mediate talks between Iran and the US.
     During the filming there were many obstacles to overcome and the crew
 received warnings of danger in Palestine, Iran, Israel and the DMZ zone
 between North and South Korea; in the midst of flying to Iran, the crew's
 plane had to make an emergency landing and return to Rome.
     While on location in Agra, India, Nassiri adopted a village of 600
 homeless people after he saw the poor conditions and immediately sent in
 food, clothing, blankets, built bathing and restroom facilities, provided
 clean water supplies and maintains a monthly commitment.
     Nassiri worked with the Public Education Foundation and the Clark
 County (Nevada) School District in creating an ethnic diversity curriculum
 that partners songs from his album with character traits focusing on peace,
 harmony, and compassion. This new curriculum played a part in meeting
 higher standards and remains an actively taught program.
     While filming in Rio de Janeiro, Nassiri came across a school where
 children were creating art from items they had found on the street. The
 location was a single room, which was asbestos ridden, smelled of foul
 odors and extremely unsafe. As an artist himself, Nassiri could not turn
 away and he is in the process of creating the "Nassiri Cultural Center"
 where the children will have a safe place to create, and will not be in
 danger or out on the streets alone.
 
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