Friday, May 28th, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire) - Film maker Joel Marsden and Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Executive Producer and chairman of the Audrey Hepburn Children Fund, unveil the film WORLD VOTE NOW and pose the question: What revolutionary global political movement can resonate with such seemingly opposite entities as the European Parliament, socialist leaders Evo Morales, Hugo Chavez and the U.S. State Department? The answer: Global Democracy. The film investigates its feasibility.

The idea of a "one person - one vote" for the entire population of the planet makes sense in a world where problems such as poverty and climate change are no longer confined by borders.

Centerpiece to this global movement is the full length feature documentary film "WORLD VOTE NOW." Shot in 26 countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Senegal, Iran, Oman, Egypt, Kashmir, China, Russia, Venezuela, Brazil and Guatemala, it explores the construction of such a system including a satellite linked voting apparatus.

"Global democracy is the only logical way to tackle these global problems," states director Joel Marsden. "For the first time in human history a World Vote is now technically possible."

Earlier this year, it was screened for the European Parliament in Brussels where Pau Solanilla, representing the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council, stated: "We need to create the conditions for this global democratic process."

It then screened at the World People's Conference in Bolivia where 35,000 attendees from governments, civil society and indigenous rights groups from 140 countries released the declaration that pledges to "Support and promote a world plebiscite referendum." President Chavez added, "Look at something as revolutionary as the global referendum that President Morales proposes. Venezuela will join the effort immediately."

And now a clip of "WORLD VOTE NOW" has been selected as finalist in the 'Democracy Video Challenge,' a competition by the U.S. State Department with partners such as YouTube, NBC, Universal and the Motion Picture Association of America. The public is asked to vote online through a YouTube account until June 15, 2010. The six winners will be invited to Washington, D.C. to meet the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"There is nothing like an idea whose time has come," adds Producer Sean Hepburn Ferrer. "We want to take this message of global equality to Washington and to every World Capital."

To Vote in the Democracy Video Challenge, log into an active YouTube account and go to:

Every YouTube account can vote once a day until June 15th, 2010.

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