Magazine article Screen International

Penn to Attend Cannes Haiti Benefit Gala

Magazine article Screen International

Penn to Attend Cannes Haiti Benefit Gala

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The event, hosted by Giorgio Armani, will be in aid of the ongoing operation in Haiti following the earthquake in 2010 and will also support charities set up by Paul Haggis and Petra Nemcova.

Sean Penn will be at the Cannes Film Festival to attend a benefit event in aid of his Haiti charity J/P HRO on May 18.

Penn set up the charity to support Haiti in the wake of the earthquake which devastated the country in 2010.

The gala fund raising event event will also be in aid of Canadian director-screenwriter Paul Haggis's Artists for Peace and Justice, and Czech super model and humanitarian Petra Nemcova's Happy Hearts Fund.

It will be the first benefit event at the festival since the screening of Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's film Elective Affinities in 1996, in support of the reconstruction of the Fenice.

The gala evening, presented by Giorgio Armani, will feature a fund raising dinner at the Festival Agora and a Haitian show entitled "Carnival in Cannes". …

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