Gather friends, family, co-workers, and anyone who loves a good story to watch the critically-acclaimed film NOBLE, which opens in America May 8. Help spread awareness about the Christina Noble Children's Foundation and our mission to alleviate poverty and spread joy.
The film passionately explores the life of our founder Christina Noble, or Mama Tina, as Our Children affectionately call her. Born into the slums of Ireland, Christina knows what it's like to be young, homeless, and desperate. As the hardships mount in her life, she has a dream. Watch that dream unfold on the big screen as you raise funds for Mama Tina's beloved Sunshine Children. Watch the trailer
Organize a #NobleMovieNight in your community. Before the showing, gather at your home or the theater with guests and discuss CNCF's projects, such as our Boys' Shelter or Blue Skies Ger Village. Discuss some ways to GET INVOLVED, such as buying a bicycle for a child.
Set a fundraising goal to inspire yourself and others. Sell tickets, snacks, and beverages at prices that include a donation. Approach a theater about offering a food / beverage/ ticket package or ticket deals.
You'll be raising funds so Children may learn, be well, and grow up safely. Most important, by supporting CNCF, you'll ensure that abandoned and homeless Children finally get the love and attention that every Child deserves. And you'll be entertaining and inspiring your friends. It's a Win-Win situation!
Is your city not on the original release list? No problem! Write us at email@example.com for details on how to organize a #NobleMovieNight and bring NOBLE to your community.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, NOBLE is "a joyful and rousing affirmation of the human spirit that will resound widely....With a style characterized by strong visual storytelling and a seamless rapport with actors both young and old, [Director Stephen] Bradley guides the cast with a gentle hand and a well-defined vision."
The Christina Noble Children's Foundation is not entitled to receive any profit or royalties from the film NOBLE, but we hope viewers will be inspired to support our work.
Starring: Deirdre O’Kane (MOONE BOY, PATHS TO FREEDOM) Brendan Coyle (DOWNTON ABBEY, THE RAVEN, AILSA), Sarah Greene (THE GUARD, PENNY DREADFUL), and Liam Cunningham (GAME OF THRONES, HUNGER, SAFE HOUSE). Buy tickets
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Winner of eight US film festival awards, NOBLE opens in multiple cities across the U.S. on May 8. The film tells the gripping true story of Christina Noble, who rose from the slums of Ireland to become the fearless and loving protector of thousands of abandoned children in Vietnam.
The Hollywood Reporter calls the film "a joyful and rousing affirmation of the human spirit that will resound widely."
The film will open in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Lexington, Los Angeles, Orange County, Midland, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York City, Phoenix, San Diego, and Washington, DC.
The film travels in time among Vietnam in the 1980s, England in the 1960s, and Ireland in the 1950s. Noble’s childhood is grim, but she manages to find hope and joy by singing. Her mother dies when Noble is young, and her brothers and sisters are split apart. Eventually, she ends up on the streets. Noble suffers abuse and extraordinary loss. She finds love and heartache. At one of the darkest times in her life, Noble has a dream.
Inspired by that dream, Noble travels to Ho Chi Minh City and discovers that one fiercely determined person can do the impossible.
“Of course when I began here in Vietnam, people said what I wanted to do was impossible,” said Christina Noble. “‘You are only one person ‘ they said. But when I was a child, I needed only one person to understand my suffering and my pain, one person to love me. One is very important. There are many ones and they add up.”
NOBLE, written and directed by Stephen Bradley, stars Deirdre O'Kane (MOONE BOY, PATHS TO FREEDOM), Brendan Coyle (DOWNTON ABBEY, THE RAVEN, AILSA), Sarah Greene (THE GUARD, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN), and Liam Cunningham (GAME OF THRONES, HUNGER, SAFE HOUSE), and introduces Gloria Cramer Curtis, who plays the young Christina Noble with extraordinary skill and grace.
The music is by two-time Grammy award winner Giles Martin and three-time BAFTA nominee Ben Foster. The cinematographer is Trevor Forrest, who won the Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
NOBLE won the Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema at the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival; Best Foreign Film at the 2014 San Diego Film Festival; the Audience Award at the 2014 Dallas International Film Festival and the 2014 Nashville Film Festival; the Audience Award for Best Foreign Feature and the Jury Award for Best Foreign Film at the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival; and Special Jury Prize and Best Feature at the 2014 Boston Irish Film Festival.
Christina Noble founded the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF), which is committed to alleviating child poverty and giving children the right to a happy and safe childhood. The foundation provides health, residential, educational, vocational, and community development services to children and their families in Vietnam and Mongolia.
In connection with the film, the #sheisnoble campaign has been launched to celebrate other fiercely determined “NOBLE” women. Nominate a woman who works tirelessly, fearlessly, and without recognition to provide assistance, hope, or vision to people in her immediate community or around the world. The winner receives $10,000 to support her work and the person who nominated the winner wins a trip for two to Ireland. For more details, see http://sheisnoble.com
NOBLE is an independent film by Ansty Productions and Destiny Films. CNCF is not entitled to receive any profit or royalties from the film.
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To a poor child, a bicycle is more than a means of transportation. A bike puts you on the road to success. With a bike, a child can go to school far away from home, and with an education, a child can expand their mind and earn a living. The following success story is about Trang, whose name has been changed to protect her privacy. She received a bicycle kit and hope for a better future, from the Christina Noble Children's Foundation.
Trang comes from an extremely poor family. Tragically her father, who is only 45, lost his sight completely in June 2007. The family spent all their money on his treatment and are now in debt. Last year, Trang’s father found work as a massage therapist and was able to provide a little support to the family. Her mother, the main breadwinner, works in her sister's bookstore earning just $130 per month. Trang and her parents live in her paternal grandparents’ house along with other relatives. Every month her parents pay $90 for rent and household costs.
Trang is an excellent student and has ranked in the top three of her class over the past seven years. She receives many compliments from her teachers. Along with her studies, she also goes to swimming class and keyboard playing class. In her spare time, she loves reading books and watching the animal channel. Her dream is to become a veterinary surgeon.
Previously Trang walked around 3 km each way to attend classes and paid around $4.5 per week for a motorbike-taxi to take her to her extra classes. Having a new bike has helped the family save money on her transport costs, meaning less financial stress on the family while enabling her to go to school and attend her after-school classes. The bicycle kit was a wonderful gift for her.
For $120 a child can enjoy independence and freedom and we think every child deserves this.
Buy a bicycle and help a Child succeed.