Dear Bookers and Programmers,

I'm excited to announce we are premiering A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps on Virtual Cinema beginning May 22. This enlightening documentary about America's signature effort in bringing the citizens of the world together is a welcome counterbalance to the fear and uncertainty we're facing today.

Please consider booking a virtual run on May 22. More about the film, including the trailer, is below, and I'm happy to send a screening link. Our ticket price will be $10.

Marc Mauceri
917-584-8816 |
The Story of the Peace Corps

Narrated by Annette Benning, A Towering Task tells the remarkable story of the Peace Corps and takes viewers on a journey of what it means to be a global citizen.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave young Americans the opportunity to serve their country in a new way by forming the Peace Corps. Since then, more than 200,000 of them have traveled to more than 60 countries to carry out the organization’s mission of international cooperation. Americans—young and old alike—still want to serve their country; current volunteers work at the forefront of some of the most pressing issues facing the global community.

Yet the agency has struggled to remain relevant amid sociopolitical change. More than once it had to fight for its very existence, and now—between COVID, a rise in nationalist sentiment and deep cuts to governmental-agency budgets—the Peace Corps is again confronting a crisis of identity: What role should it play around the world?
"A Towering Task puts a human face on the Peace Corps - and
makes sense
of its history of idealism, improvisation, politics, and at
times its failings.
It is the most coherent and satisfying documentary
I know of the Peace Corps, and I can't imagine a better one.
The film is enlightening, too, for being in large part the portrait
of a period when America was outward looking and uncynical
and shows the roots of such idealism,
which is why it is so enlightening and uplifting."
- Paul Theroux, Travel Writer & Novelist
Among the notable people who have either served as volunteers or worked as staff for the Peace Corps are journalists Bill Moyers, Marco Werman, Maureen Orth, Peter Hessler, George Packer and Chris Matthews; Senators Jay Rockefeller and Chris Dodd; Congresswoman Donna Shalala and Congressmen Joe Kennedy and Christopher Shays; State Senator Jason Carter and his grandmother Lillian Carter; Ambassadors Vicki Huddleston and J. Christopher Stevens; Netflix founder Reed Hastings; novelist Paul Theroux; home improvement specialist Bob Vila; and Hollywood director Taylor Hackford.

Directed by Alana DeJoseph |
Narrated by Annette Bening

107 minutes | English | 2019
To book the film or for more information please contact Marc Mauceri

917-584-8816 |

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