GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut film festival has awarded entertainer and social activist Harry Belafonte for his humanitarian efforts.
The Greenwich Time reports (http://bit.ly/1F2PecW ) the Greenwich International Film Festival honored Belafonte with its first Changemaker Honoree award at a gala Saturday night.
Mia Farrow was also an honoree, but could not attend the gala due to a scheduling conflict.
Belafonte says he found the occasion thrilling.
Festival organizers partnered with UNICEF and showed short films from the organization's OneMinutesJr. Program— a project in which children from around the world make short films about their lives and circumstances.
Festival co-founder Wendy Stapleton Reyes says both entertainers have used their platforms to make the world a better place.