DBP Sponsors Life-Changing Documentary “I Am A Girl”

Mar 16, 15 DBP Sponsors Life-Changing Documentary “I Am A Girl”

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Thursday evening arrived with much anticipation of a fun New York City evening atthe American premier of the film, I Am A Girl, hosted by Girl Be Heard and sponsored by Duggal Big Picture Foundation. Excitement was high as we entered Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas and were greeted by 6 beautiful GBH posters produced by Duggal Big Picture.A red carpet was rolled out by a stunning step and repeat backdrop also produced by Duggal. Guests were interviewed before and after, adding to the festive mood of the much anticipated premiere. None in our group, however, anticipated how profoundly affected we would feel after watching filmmaker Rebecca Barry’s powerful opus. The film “I Am A Girl” follows the lives of seven girls from across the world and the hardships and struggles they all have to face. Some stories, around issues like extreme low self-esteem, possessive or abusive boyfriends, loss of family members—are relatable. Others, like a young Cambodian woman forced to prostitute herself to support her family, are deeply shocking. Everyone agreed after watching the film that it put our lives and our struggles into perspective. Each first-world woman faces obstacles specific to her gender, and while it isn’t right to downplay or diminish these hurdles, it is certainly a wake up call to see what women in countries like Papua New Guinea, who give birth alone; or in Afghanistan, who risk their lives to get an education each day, have to endure. Suddenly, it seems like a luxury that the Australian upper-class girl in severe depression is able to get medical treatment for that. There was hardly a dry eye in the theater after the performance, which ended with a standing ovation. After a rousing rap/song performance by Breani, a Girl Be Heard member and the US representative in the film, it was time for a “Talk Back” with a GBH panel of Rebecca Barry, Breani, and her mother, who was featured prominently in the film. Audience members asked questions like, “how did you...

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Pelotonia

Mar 09, 15 Pelotonia

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Duggal is thrilled for a second year to saddle-up and ride with the Limited Brands and Bath & Body Works cycling team supporting Pelotonia, the Ohio-based charity committed to ending cancer. In 5 years, Pelotonia has attracted tens of thousands of riders and raised more than $73 million, with every dollar going directly to cancer research. The model of Pelotonia remains simple: the organization’s operating expenses are covered by funding partners so that 100% of every dollar raised by Pelotonia riders, virtual riders and volunteers goes directly to funding cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. A record 7,200+ fundraising cyclists joined in this year’s ride through scenic Ohio, including Duggal Visual Solutions CEO Mike Duggal, VP of Creative Services Jerid O’Connell and Senior Consultant Marina Stark. While the three-day race weekend is over, the 2014 ‘ride’ continues; Pelotonia is accepting donations through October 10, 2014. Duggal’s charitable arm, the Duggal Big Picture Foundation, proudly donates to Pelotonia. This year, our money contribution was accompanied by auctioned prints by our good friend, Michael Dweck. For more information and to make a donation, please visit pelotonia.org. Ride...

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N.P.H. Italia Haiti

Mar 09, 15 N.P.H. Italia Haiti

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For the 3rd time, Duggal has worked with curator, Virginia Villari, to produce several graphics and imagery. This time Duggal worked with Villari to produce images for an event to help raise money for Haiti, organized by creamhotel (which Villari is curator for). The event is being presented in the United States for the first time and will be showcasing the work of Italian photographer Stefano Guindani. Guindani launched his photographic book “Haiti – Through the Eye of Stefano Guindani” (Electa Mondadori Publishing), which was accompanied by a one-month long exhibition of the photographs he took during his numerous trips to Haiti. For the last two years, the proceeds from the book and the photographs have been used to raise funds for the Francesca Rava Foundation NPH Italia, whose latest project is to build a new orphanage for Haitian children. The Francesca Rava Foundation is an Italian non-profit organization that was founded in 2000. The Foundations mission is to help children in need across the globe. Duggal contributed to this great cause by printing 27 matte gallery digital c-prints and three 6’x9’ stretch frames of Guindani’s photographs for the exhibit. The photographs are on view by appointment only, now through March 16th, 2011 at Canoe Studios in Chelsea. Canoe Studios is located at 601 West 26th St., Chelsea, New York. For more information regarding the exhibit please contact: info@creamhotel.com to make an appointment. www.creamhotel.com www.canoestudios.com...

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Hearts of Gold Kids Walk

Mar 09, 15 Hearts of Gold Kids Walk

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Duggal Big Picture worked with Hearts of Gold at their recent Kids Walk by printing a 30” x 8’ banner for their fundraiser as well as designed and printed pin-on numbers for each of the kids to wear during the race. The Hearts of Gold Kids Walk for Kids worked to raise critical funding for their children’s programs including school supplies and clothing after – school activities, tutoring, meals, day trips to cultural attractions and summer camp scholarships, All proceeds went directly to fund kid’s programming at Hearts of Gold 3 New York City shelters. http://www.heartsofgold.org/upcomingevents.html Text for the home page recent news DBP helps sponsor Hearts of Gold Kids Walk Fundraiser...

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LI2Day

Mar 09, 15 LI2Day

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Duggal Visual Solutions helps Massapequa High School deck the halls at Westfield Sunrise and for a good cause Students from the Fashion Marketing Class will be at Westfield Sunrise to put together a holiday window display for the LI2Day Breast Cancer Walk. Students from the Fashion Marketing Class at Massapequa High School were Westfield Sunrise on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 to put together a holiday window display for the LI2Day Breast Cancer Walk. Westfield Sunrise extended window space to the not-for-profit to help raise breast cancer awareness and promote the Annual LI2Day Breast Cancer Walk. Twice a year the windows are updated and over the past few years, LI2DAY has enlisted the support of the Fashion Marketing Class to help keep the windows fresh and in season. Duggal Visual Solutions has donated their time, talent and services for over the past five years by donating 6-foot banners. This year LI2DAY used the oversized banners as backdrops in the window display put together by the students. LI2DAY to use LI2Day Executive Director, Ginny Salerno said, “LI2DAY is fortunate to have the support from Duggal Visual Solutions, John Venditto, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor, the Massapequa High School, Denise DeLury, School to Career Coordinator and Marianne Conte, Fashion Marketing Teacher. For the past three years the Fashion Marketing Class has put together our “Spring” window displays and now they have agreed to help put together the “Holiday” window displays. Chris Brivio, General, General Manager, Westfield Sunrise, Massapequa, NY, said, “Westfield recognizes the high rate of breast cancer on Long Island and is compelled to do our part in raising awareness. The window displays help the LI2Day Breast Cancer Walk reach a greater number of people. This year Westfield reached out to retailers and I am happy to say that JC Penney’s and Lane Bryant have agreed to provide apparel for the students to use in putting together the window display.” About the Long Island 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk The LI2Day Breast Cancer Walk is a not-for-profit...

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