March 11, 2010

Survival International celebrates tribal peoples

Stars line up in West End to celebrate tribal peoplesSurvival is proud to announce 'WE ARE ONE--a celebration of tribal peoples', a fundraising evening in aid of Survival International created and directed by Mark Rylance, on Sunday 18 April at the Apollo Theatre in London.

The evening will be a performance of tribal prose and poetry from some of the UK and Hollywood's leading actors and musicians including Julie Christie, Mackenzie Crook, Sinead Cusack, Colin Firth, Emilia Fox, Michael Gambon, Sophie Okonedo, Mark Rylance, Danny Sapani, John Sessions, Kevin Spacey, Juliet Stevenson, Ken Stott, Zoe Wanamaker, and James Wilby. There will also be a performance by Bruce Dickinson, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

This unique theatrical event is inspired by the words and images of tribal peoples featured in the recently published book 'WE ARE ONE--a celebration of tribal peoples', created and edited by Jo Eede and published by Quadrille Publishing, to mark the 40th anniversary of Survival.

Survival is a human rights organization that campaigns for tribal peoples, helping them to protect their lives, lands and futures. Mark Rylance has been a supporter of Survival for many years. He said: "As a child, I was enriched and inspired by the lives and stories of the world's tribal peoples. As an adult, I have also been inspired by the ceaseless work of the organization Survival International, and their movement to protect these tribes--from the rainforest of the Amazon to the icy reaches of the Arctic."
Comment:  For more on helping tribal people, see Sting and Indians vs. Hydroelectric Dam and Indians Fight Back in Latin America.

Below:  "Mark Rylance has been a Survival supporter for many years."

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