American teens' film on India trip leads to global clean-up project
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Washington, March 21 (IANS) "It's like the Sundance or Cannes of film festivals that are open to the public through a government website," joked President Barack Obama as he welcomed young filmmakers to the second annual White House Film Festival. Among the 15 official selections screened Friday at the premiere emceed by Indian-American actor Kal Penn and Terrence J was "Generation Change", a film made by two teenagers after two trips to India. Obama noted how the journey of two young women, Allyson Edwards, 16, and Madison Jaco, 17, led to a global project for a cleaner, healthier environment in five countries. "And now you've got groups in India, France, Nigeria, Benin, Argentina, all getting into the act - cleaning up their schools and beaches and roads -just because of these two young women," Obama said amid applause.
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