Producer Covitt Looking to Place His Film “333” in Schools Here and Abroad

 

By Charles Sosnik

 

When I first met Michael Covitt and he told me about his film, “333,” I just had to ask: “What’s a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn doing in a place like this?”

The place I was referring to was Mali, a small country in Africa which for hundreds of years was the wealthiest place on Earth, and Michael’s answer was simple if unexpected. “I’m interested in world peace.”

For some of us, talking about world peace is a joke, like something a beauty pageant contestant would say. But for Michael Covitt, it’s serious business. So serious that he put his money where his mouth is, spending seven years of his life and more than two million dollars of his own money to make a film. Now, Covitt is ready to make some final cuts and distribute the film where it will do the most good – in schools here in the US and abroad, especially in the Middle East.

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