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Ted Leonsis makes movies with a purpose

He’s widely known as an internet pioneer, sports team owner and a high-stakes investor, but by the time he got into the movie business Ted Leonsis shifted from trying to make a fortune to trying to make a difference. Ted’s work is part of new genre of movie making known as “filmanthropy,” a style that recruits the audience to play a role in battling social issues.  With topics ranging from violence in the once war-torn China to homelessness in South Africa, his films shed light on tough subjects with the aim of activating discussion, motivating volunteerism and boosting charitable giving.

Ted turns his camera lens on powerful stories that he says need to be told. Now, My Generation turns its lenses on his story of compassion and inspiration.

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