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’A Passion For Giving’ To Be Shown At Ross School

Originally Posted: August 24, 2009

"A Passion For Giving" will be shown on Thursday Sept. 3 at The Ross School in East Hampton. Image courtesy of Ross School

East Hampton - Filmmaker Robin Baker Leacock's new documentary "A Passion For Giving" takes a closer look at the importance of giving and its impact both locally and globally, and will be shown on Thursday Sept. 3 at The Ross School in East Hampton.

The film is produced and directed by Baker Leacock and filmed by Emmy-award winning director/cinematographer Robert Leacock, whose credits include Madonna's "Truth or Dare" and Al Pacino's "Looking for Richard."

"A Passion For Giving" is about the simple gesture of giving," said Baker Leacock. "My hope is that this film will encourage people to act - whether giving of time or money, helping people, animals or the environment. That is the coolest thing, the most fun thing people can do right now or ever is to help other people."

In "A Passion For Giving," Baker Leacock explores the people's passion for giving through a series of quotes, art, music and interviews with a diverse group of people, some famous, some not. Subjects in the film include Ross Bleckner and Bob Colacello board members of ACRIA with Donna Karan; Gael Greene, founder of City Meals on Wheels; Louise Stephaich for Albert Schweitzer Hopital in Haiti; Alexandre De Lesseps, founder of BlueOrchid orphanage in Burma; Run DMC's Darryl McDaniels, founder of The Felix Organization; Henry Buhl, founder of SoHo + Tribeca Partnership; Missy Hargraves for Wildlife Rescue, John Sykes on behalf of VH1's Save the Music; and representatives from the UN Millennium Project and Habitat for Humanity. Baker Leacock also has candid conversations about life and generosity with those who have been helped by others, inspiring viewers to give of themselves.

An established filmmaker, Baker Leacock's credits include "It Girls" for WE: Women's Entertainment Network; "I'll Take Manhattan," which was screened as an official selection at the Montreal World Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival; and a series of documentaries for Plum TV on April Gornik, Donald Sultan, Ralph Gibson, Simon Doonan, Jonathan Adler, Fresco Restaurant and Yogi Rodney Yee.

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