Best Photo Essays 2011 Movie

CNN just released the incredible portraits of reconciled Rwandans shot by our friend, celebrity portrait photographer Jeremy Cowart.  During the recent shoot for our new documentary on Rwanda women entrepreneurs, Jeremy joined our team to produce this gorgeous photo essay entitled “Voices of Reconciliation.”  We are incredibly thrilled by the beauty of his photos and honored to get a mention on CNN’s World photo blog.  Please click here to see the CNN photo essay and make sure to click on the “Story” tab at the top right of each photo to read the translation of the messages written by the Rwandans.  Below is the first photo in the essay.  Innocent, left, killed the brother of Gasperd, right during the 1994 genocide.  Today, after participating in the As We Forgive Rwanda Initiative, they have reconciled and even consider one another friends.  The message written on their arms reads, “Love is a weapon to destroy evil.”

The Social Network

Year: 2010
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake
Recommended by: Bob Dammon, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business; Judy Olian, dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management; and James W. Dean Jr., dean of the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flager Business School

A timely look at the inception of Facebook and social media, the story demonstrates both the power and profitability of a great idea, as well as some real-world entrepreneurial challenges.
—Bob Dammon

A must-see primer on how the millennials think, invent, and connect—and how bumpy the ride can be from rags to riches.
—Judy Olian

This entertaining movie about the creation of Facebook is based on the book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, by Ben Mezrich. While a box-office hit, the film's accuracy was questioned by industry insiders, including journalist David Fitzpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect, who had access to Facebook's leadership while researching his book. Quote: "You are probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you're going to go through life thinking that girls don't like you because you're a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won't be true…"
—James W. Dean Jr.

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