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Advocacy

GALEN FILMS focuses on advocating for the children whose lives we document in our films.

Director Len Morris has presented our documentaries at The US Department of Labor, The World Bank, The US State Department, USAID and before international conferences and audiences.

Len has made presentations to members of Congress and delivered the Frank Porter Graham Human Rights lecture at The University of North Carolina in 2005. He has also lectured at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

In 2008, Len co-founded MEDIA VOICES FOR CHILDREN, an online community for children’s rights, where he serves as Editorial Director and writes a weekly column. Today, Media Voices has over 120 content contributors.

In 2012, Len was the recipient of The U.S. Department of Labor’s, Iqbal Masih Award “For extraordindary efforts to end the worst forms of child labor.” In 2011, he received the Walter Vronkite Award for, “For his integrity, courage, commitment, leadership and vision for using the power of media to awaken the world to the causes and best practice solutions to child labor, children on the streets and chronic poverty.” In 2010, Len received the Images and Voices of Hope Award for his work on behalf of children’s rights.

Selected screenings of Galen’s documentaries include: UNICEF Headquarters, Fordham University, Harvard University, Yale, American University, Pace College, Brandeis, Boston University among the more than 500 schools that utilize our films in their curricula.

In addition, hundreds of organizations have used the films for presentations and benefits screenings.

If you are interested in arranging for a lecture or a screening with the filmmaker, please contact us at galenchief@gmail.com