The Power of Words Kicks Off At Midnight Moment

Montblanc presents The Power of Words, a new initiative we kicked off this week in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Times Square Arts Alliance to feature The Power of Words—a short video featuring select quotes from Nelson Mandela's various speeches—as April's Midnight Moment, where several screens in Times Square display synchronized creative content for three minutes at 11:57pm each night.

Think of The Power of Words as a teaser: this video is designed to inform the public about the entire project, which includes an event on April 19 in Times Square during the Tribeca Film Festival and a series of soon-to-be-produced short narrative films by established directors, who will offer modern depictions of the ideas behind Mandela’s words. The first of the five films will screen during an inaugural event honoring Mandela's 95th birthday on July 18.

Stay tuned for more updates on this initiative. But in the meantime, here are some pics from last night's kick-off screening of The Power of Words.


[Photos by Ka-Man Tse]