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WE CAN DO NO GREAT THINGS.
ONLY SMALL THINGS WITH GREAT LOVE.
MOTHER TERESA
Z A R I YA F O U N D AT I O N
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On the occasion of Mother Teresa’s centenary birthday in 2010, the Zariya Foundation
was established.
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It aims to alleviate the suffering of the poor, abandoned, sick and dying and to uplift
the standards of health and education for the youth across the world.
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To that end, the foundation was registered in Switzerland and will create a movie
based on Mother Teresa’s life to inspire future generations. All proceeds will be given
to charitable organizations.
Z A R I YA F O U N D AT I O N
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The Zariya Foundation is domiciled in and has been registered as a non-profit Swiss
foundation with the Registry of Commerce of the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Contributions
from Swiss donors are tax deductible. The foundation is also in the process of
establishing a charitable trust in India and tying up with a 501(c)(3) recognized public
charity in the US that will allow donors the same benefits.
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Assurance and advisory company Ernst & Young has been retained as auditor of the
foundation and film production company.
YESTERDAY IS GONE. TOMORROW HAS NOT YET
COME. WE HAVE ONLY TODAY. LET US BEGIN.
MOTHER TERESA
OUR TEAM
Thierry Cagianut
President of the Zariya Foundation and senior associate and Partner with
Baldi & Caratsch. He has 15 years experience as a Film Producer New York
for which he has also won awards (Henry Fool, Best Script, Cannes Film
Festival 1998).
Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz
An actress and producer of Swiss origin with over twenty years of acting
experience., Jacqueline has appeared in theatre productions, television
soaps, commercials and short films. She has worked with Klaus Maria
Brandauer, M.K. Lewis, John Costopoulos, Elisabeth Kemp and Susan
Batson. She is multilingual and has had extensive training in method
acting, dance and vocals. (www.jfritschi-cornaz.ch).
OUR TEAM
Anaita Daruvala
Project Manager of the Mother Teresa film, she has been involved with the
film project from its inception. Her current responsibilities include global
fundraising, developing PR instruments, creative contribution and selection
of key technicians, and establishing a charitable trust and obtaining tax
exemption for Indian donors.
Kamal Musale
The Swiss Indian filmmaker obtained his degree in film direction and
scriptwriting at the prestigious national film and television school in
London. The successful filmmaker has made over 30 short and featurelength films that have been showcased at festivals like Cannes and Locarno
and also films documentaries
STILLS
STILLS
C U R R E N T S TAT U S
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After producing a 3-minute demo reel, the Zariya Foundation is focussing on research
and development. Writer-director Kamal Musale has created a treatment that will act
as the basis of a script.
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Since 2010, the Zariya team has made several visits to India, speaking with those who
knew Mother Teresa well, volunteering with the Missionaries of Charity, conducting
extensive research and building a donor network comprising of individuals and
organizations who have supported us in cash or kind.
NEXT STEPS
$ 500,000
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PHASE 1: Development and Screenplay
Define story; identify screenwriter; develop script
$ 7,900,000
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PHASE 2: Production
Preparation; set design; sub-heads
Sign cast and crew; produce film
$ 1,600,000
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PHASE 3: Post-Production
Editing
Sound, Background score and dubbing
Marketing and Publicity
TOTAL ~$10,000,000
WORKS OF LOVE ARE WORKS OF PEACE.
MOTHER TERESA
FILM
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The film adheres to the tenets of modern
cinema: it is not intended to be a documentary
– it is a dramatized tale that with the help of
parallel stories attempts to capture the
essence of Mother Teresa and includes the
continuing efforts of the 5,000 Missionaries of
Charity and their vision today.
SYNOPSIS
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With only 5 Rupees in her pocket, 36-year-old Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, better known as
Mother Teresa, then a geography teacher and principal at Loreto Convent School
leaves behind her 300 schoolchildren to follow the call of God into the slums of
Calcutta. Along with the Sisters of the religious order she builds from the ground up,
she works for the poor, the sick and the dying, changing the lives of thousands.
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This dramatic biopic is a gripping recreation of the life and times of a pioneer of
international humanitarian work and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
PA R A L L E L S T O RY
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A young Indian woman who grew up in the
modern West with all that that means!
struggles to find her way in life. Inner conflicts
drive her to seek out her roots in Calcutta and
lead her on a journey where she discovers
Mother Teresa and a new found purpose.

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