NEWS Facing Up To Poverty
THE sails of Sydney's Opera House will be covered by thousands of faces next week.
Projections and video footage of faces from around the nation will be beamed onto the Opera House sails on July 6.
Colours have been beamed on the sails but it is a first for photo imagery and video footage.
The faces mark the start of the Make Poverty History Face Up To Poverty campaign and the culmination of the linked Zero Seven Roadtrip.
Hugh Evans, director of the Oaktree Foundation and organiser of Make Poverty History, said the initiative would send a message to the world that Australians were serious in the fight to end poverty.
"This is truly an amazing thing. Just imagine the impact thousands of faces on the Opera House is going to have in the battle against poverty," Mr Evans said.
Make Poverty History co-chairman Tim Costello said: "This is a significant opportunity for us to show Australia's leaders that we are watching their commitment to the Millennium Development Goals."
The Australian Make Poverty History Coalition is part of the international Make Poverty History alliance and has more than 60 not-for-profit organisations.