The Search for a Meaningful Life
Mia Farrow was born in to an Irish movie star mother, Maureen O'Sullivan and an Australian Academy award winning writer, director JOHN Farrow. From her childhood in Beverly Hills and a convent school in England, she gained national attention through her role in the television classic Peyton Place and went on to star in more than 50 movies, including such classics as Rosemary’s Baby, The Great Gatsby and Hannah and Her Sisters. As successful as her professional life was, her personal life was marked with many struggles. Early on she began her search for life that would be meaningful. In this poignant program, Ms. Farrow speaks candidly about choices, her blessings and blunders, what sustained her, and maintaining a theater and film career while raising 14 children as a single mother (ten children were adopted and with disabilities).
Be the Change You Want To Happen
A fierce advocate for human rights, Mia Farrow travels extensively in her own capacity to help raise awareness about humanitarian issues in such places as Darfur, Chad, Rwanda, Central African Republic, Uganda, Congo, South Sudan, Kenya and Haiti. In an absolutely unforgettable and challenging program, Ms. Farrow candidly discusses her life experiences and extensive work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, addresses what compels her toward humanitarian causes despite personal risk, and shares how every individual can effect change.
An Evening with Mia Farrow
A successful actress, devoted mother and committed spokeswoman for children, Mia Farrow has absolutely done it all. Overcoming a childhood battle with polio and a much-publicized, tumultuous personal life, Ms. Farrow has emerged victorious and remains one of Hollywood’s most extraordinary women. Mother of fourteen children (ten of whom are adopted), Farrow has devoted her life to humanitarian efforts and the care of a truly remarkable family. As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Farrow has been a high profile advocate for children’s rights, working to raise funds and awareness for children in conflict-affected regions, predominantly in Africa. Ms. Farrow’s fascinating and inspirational real-life story is a stunningly open, frank and funny account of a vigorously embraced life.
A Life in Film
Mia Farrow has appeared in more than 50 films, winning numerous awards. With sparkling wit, candid insights, and entertaining anecdotes, Ms. Farrow takes the audience on a memorable journey behind the scenes of some of Hollywood’s classic films.
Mia Farrow has appeared in more than forty films but she is equally known as an fierce advocate for human rights. She has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2000, with a focus on children in conflict zones, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
She is active on Twitter and her website (http://www.miafarrow.org), contains entries from Darfur, Chad, Rwanda, Central African Republic, Uganda, Congo, South Sudan, Kenya and the Syrian border in Lebanon. Her op-ed pieces and photographs have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and numerous publications and exhibitions around the world. She has traveled to the Darfur region of Sudan 13 times and spoken extensively about genocide and human responsibility across the United States as well as at Senate and Congressional hearings and at the United Nations Security Council.
In 2008 Mia Farrow was selected by Time magazine as one of the’ most influential people in the world. She has been the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards including the Refugees International McCall-Pierpont Award for “extraordinary services to refugees and displaced people," the Tiananmen Square Award, the Leon Sullivan International Service Award, and the Marian Anderson Award in 2010.
Her ongoing project , The Darfur Archives, documents the cultural traditions of Darfur’s major ethnic tribes. It is preserved at the Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut.