On March 31, theaters across the country will show the film for a special, one-night-only event, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Following the film will be a taped discussion with Dr. Yunus, moderated by CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo and featuring special guests, including Suze Orman and Robert De Niro. There will also be special video appearances by Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Russell Simmons and others.
To Catch A Dollar documents the birth of Grameen America and the effort to bring Nobel Peace Prize winner and Presidential Medal of Honor winner Muhammad Yunus’ revolutionary microfinance program to the U.S.
The film features stories of women borrowers from around the world-with a focus here in the U.S. on the plight of those struggling to save. It proves it is possible to meet the needs of Americans living without access to affordable financial services, and can fuel a social movement campaign that can go even further.
It also educates viewers about the potential for microfinance as a solution to a number of these pressing social challenges.
Lastly, the film provides clear and sustainable calls to action that extend the reach of the film and its stories beyond the theater and into the lives of those who are living in poverty- and those who can help.