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LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Premiere Welcome

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Introduction at the Premiere of “A Whisper to a Roar” from "A Whisper to a Roar" Documentary on Vimeo.

Although Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had to miss the October 3 premiere, that didn’t stop him from making an appearance.  He was called away at the last minute to attend the first presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney, but filmed this video in advance to introduce “A Whisper to a Roar” at the Director’s Guild Theatre in Los Angeles.

Official Premiere Photos

“A Whisper to a Roar” had its official premiere at the Directors’ Guild of America Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 3rd.  Hosted by Los Angeles’ Mayor Villaraigosa, Burt Sugarman & Mary Hart & Rabbi Marvin Hier.  Presented by the Museum of Tolerance & Human Rights Foundation with opening remarks by Prince Moulay Hicham!  Thanks so much to our generous hosts – it was a phenomenal event for the 600 wonderful guests in attendance!

Photos from the event by Ruth Andal Photography and Tom Biagini Photography:

Host Rabbi Marvin Hier and Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah
From LtoR: Film’s Andriy Shevchenko, Host Burt Sugarman, Host Rabbi Marvin Hier, Host Thor Halvorssen, Host & Emcee Mary Hart, Special Guest Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah, Executive Producers Larry Diamond & Lynne Moses, Writer/Producer/Director Ben Moses
Writer/Producer/Director Ben Moses interviewed by AP at Oct 3rd Premiere
Executive Producers Lynne Moses & Larry Diamond interviewed by AP
Host Rabbi Marvin Hier greets Princess Malika Benabdelali, wife of Special Guest Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah of Morocco
Event Host and Emcee, Mary Hart, making introductions.
Museum of Tolerance’s Rabbi Marvin Hier makes welcoming remarks
Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah makes Opening Remarks
Host Human Rights Foundation’s Thor Halvorssen making his welcoming remarks