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A Seed of Maize

24 minutes. Tomori Films, 2017

Producer: Ofir Kedar

Director: Topaz Adizes


Tickets for this event are sold out, but you can still make a donation to empower families to lift themselves out of poverty. Due to space limitations, only pre-registered guests will be admitted into the event. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept walk-ins.


A Seed of Maize is a powerful short film by Emmy award-winning director Topaz Adizes. Filmed in his unique docudrama vérité style, A Seed of Maize follows a poor farming family as they face the biggest dilemma of their lives. Shot in rural Zambia, this raw and honest story explores some of the most pressing issues of our time—poverty, health, and girls’ education—against the backdrop of tradition, community, and family.

The event supports KickStart International, a nonprofit organization that empowers entrepreneurial farmers across Africa to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. KickStart's work has been recognized by Forbes, Fast Company, Newsweek, PBS, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times.


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Program

  • 6:00 pm: Welcome cocktails and tasting stations

  • 7:00 pm: Film screening and Q&A with KickStart CEO Martin Fisher, film producer Ofir Kedar, and film director Topaz Adizes

  • 8:00 pm: Toast with speakers, filmmakers, and host committee

  • 9:00 pm: Event concludes


Host Committee

  • Becky Straw, Co-Founder and CEO, The Adventure Project

  • Carl Haney, Executive Vice President, The Estée Lauder Companies

  • Dr. Eva Kedar, CEO, eCoach

  • Idil Ibrahim, Filmmaker and Producer, redfitz

  • Ife Babatunde, Manager, LinkedIn

  • Kevin Greene, Managing Partner, James Alpha Management

  • Kiva Iscol, Vice Chair, IF Hummingbird Foundation/Hearts on Fire

  • Ofir Kedar, CEO, Tomori Films

  • Regan Solmo, Board Member, Girls Leadership

  • Robert Meaney, Board Member, KickStart International

  • Ryan Rafferty, Director, Nielsen

  • Sara Arlotti, Executive Director, IF Hummingbird Foundation/Hearts on Fire

  • Teresa Connor, Senior Director, Global Impact

  • Terry Oppong, Founder, Chalé Global

  • Topaz Adizes, Founder and Creative Director, The Skin Deep

With special thanks to KickStart's Young Professionals Board: Andrew Nollman, Elliott Wall, Enyinnaya 'Naya' Egejuru, Karen Fan, Melissa Hou, Rachel Zabronsky


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New York, NY 10003

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