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Everyone talks about what’s wrong with the world -- but where is a vision for how we can fix it?  As we emerge from a time of division and strife here is a story that can give us a “road map to a better future” says Martin Sheen.  He introduces this epic true story of the daring, controversial and decades-ahead-of-his-time World Citizen #1, Garry Davis.  Danny Kaye’s Broadway understudy, Garry, was so distraught after he bombed a city in World War II -- and so desperate to prevent World War III -- that he pulled off a startling act of political theater that galvanized war-weary Europe.  Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre and 20,000 people rallied with him in Paris to demand that the United Nations replace war with world law -- to protect the life and rights of all humanity.  The very next day, December 10,1948, the United Nations finally voted unanimously to pass the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).   Albert Einstein hailed Garry for “the sacrifices he made for the well-being of humanity” and said that he grasped the key "to whether mankind...will disappear by its own hand or continue to exist.” And to Garry’s surprise, Eleanor Roosevelt, the architect of the UDHR, goaded him to start “a worldwide international government"!

Garry, who lived 65 years of his life as a citizen of no nation, only the World, inspires us with his startling vision:   By rising above the borders that divide us, and interactively bringing together the hopes and aspirations of each person, humanity will find the power to outlaw war, oppression and environmental devastation.

Director Arthur Kanegis and Producer Melanie Bennett brought Garry back to the stage to tell his story, skillfully interwoven with pristine historic footage documenting practically every step in his journey.  After Garry warns that we face extinction, Kanegis asks Leonardo DiCaprio “who is the hero who can save us”?  See the film for DiCaprio’s inspiring answer.  When Garry died at age 91 two weeks after the final filming, the New York Times front-page obituary headlined it: “Man of No Nation Saw One World of No War”.  https://www.theworldismycountry.com/garryinthenews