Cinema for Peace Gala 2013




Founded by Ben Affleck, the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. 




RDC! Ben Affleck's Eastern Congo Initiative raised over $1million at the Cinema for Peace gala Jan 12th 2013, hosted by Noella Coursaris Masters.Noella, founder of the GMF, cohosted the Cinema for Peace Gala in Los Angeles this past Friday.  Noella proudly represented the DRC and advocated for peace within Congo. Her message was well received and garnered a passionate response from the audience. Some of the attendees included Cindy McCain, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfie Woodward, Kristen Bell, and Dax Shepard.