Opening in theatres around the US for a special one night only theatrical event this Thursday, March 31: TO CATCH A DOLLAR: MUHAMMAD YUNUS BANKS ON AMERICA
Gayle Ferraro’s documentary had its world premiere at Sundance last year, bringing the story of Nobel Prize-winning economist Muhammad Yunus and his microloaning Grameen Bank to US audiences. Now, a little more than a year later, Yunus, Ferraro and her team are partnering with Screenvision in an attempt to reach a much wider audience with a special event in theatres in nearly all 50 states.
The compelling TO CATCH A DOLLAR tells the story of Yunus’ development of Grameen Bank, which focused on helping the working poor in Bangladesh by making microloans to poor women. Over the past 30 years, Grameen has changed the lives of millions of borrowers in the developing world. Ferraro’s film focuses on Grameen’s attempt to enter into the first world, beginning in Queens, NY. Ferraro follows Yunus, his staff in Queens, and his new borrowers, showing the real impact that Yunus’ plan can have on what seems like insurmountable poverty.
This special event will include a simulcast panel moderated by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo with Dr Yunus, Suze Orman, and Kiva.org’s Premal Shah, plus celebrity endorsements from Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Russell Simmons, and others.