Production begins on CTV documentary as Nelly Furtado joins Artbound and Free The Children in Kenya

CTV, in association with Artbound and Free The Children, announced today that production is underway on a new documentary featuring multi Grammy and Juno Award winner Nelly Furtado.

The documentary will chronicle Artbound’s first assignment in Kenya as 20 young professionals including Artbound’s Honourary Chair Seamus O’Regan, Global Ambassador Dayle Haddon, and Free The Children’s founder Craig Kielburger, head to Kenya on a Me to We Trip, to build Free The Children’s first arts school.  An air date has not yet been announced.

“The arts have the power to inspire children and see themselves and their world differently,” said Nelly Furtado.  “My goal is to help raise awareness for this incredible new, Canadian-based organization that stands to make an incredible difference in the lives of young people and their communities in places like Kenya and other developing nations.”

“We are thrilled to have Nelly Furtado join Artbound’s first assignment,” said Seamus O’Regan, Honorary Chair, Artbound and co-host, CANADA AM. “We hope her involvement inspires other artists in Canada and around the world to work with Artbound.”

With the end goal of creating sustainable change in developing countries through the arts to help break the cycle of poverty, Artbound’s three-part mandate is: first, to enrich students by teaching them various art forms – including arts and crafts, visual arts, pottery, music, dance and drama; second, to empower students by providing them with platforms to showcase their talent and generate a sustainable source of funding; and third, to engage a local and global audience to take action through financial support or volunteer work that will directly improve the lives of the students.

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