Actor and Activist Rachel Brosnahan to Narrate Climate Change Doc, Paris To Pittsburgh

By Etan Vlessing 12/12/18 |

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan voices Paris to Pittsburgh documentary — photo courtesy of Rubenstein.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan, a Global Citizen ambassador and anti-poverty activist, will narrate the upcoming climate change documentary, Paris to Pittsburgh, from Radical Media and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The National Geographic Documentary Films project will air worldwide tonight (Dec. 12).

Paris to Pittsburgh shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Brosnahan in a statement.

“I’m proud to be part of this poignant and powerful documentary, and admire the pro-active approach Bloomberg Philanthropies has taken with this project and this issue. We need meaningful change," she added, as she cited former New York City mayor's Michael Bloomberg's charitable arm.

According to its boilerplate, "Bloomberg Philanthropies works in 480 cities in more than 120 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $702 million (USD)."

Paris to Pittsburgh, co- directed by Sidney Beaumont and Michael Bonfiglio, chronicles climate change-fueled disasters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The film features stories behind climate-related recovery and resiliency, and efforts to reduce carbon emissions. It also pays particular attention to  Pittsburgh, which U.S. president Donald Trump cited when he announced a withdrawal from the worldwide Paris Climate Agreement. 

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is featured in Paris to Pittsburgh, as he affirms his support for energy efficiency goals.  

At the recent Emmy Awards, Brosnahan used her acceptance speech to urge Americans to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections. "One of the things that I love most about this show, is that it's about a woman who is finding her voice anew, which is something that is happening across the country right now...  Vote, show up and bring a friend," she said on-air after winning for best actress in a comedy.

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