Speaker

Richard Harding

Richard Harding
By spreading life-saving bed nets, Richard Harding is helping to rebuild a continent stricken with malaria, the disease that kills more children in Africa than any other.

Harding is president and chairman of End Malaria Now, a nonprofit organization that helps provide life-saving bed nets to African families, helping to end the spread of malaria. Harding founded Sixth Sense Productions, a film and television production company. He studied film at the University of California Los Angeles and has worked in the film industry for more than 10 years with companies such as BBC Films, Kennedy/Marshall (“Jurassic Park,” “ET” and “Indiana Jones”), Silver Lion Films (“Crocodile Dundee,” “Death Wish”) and Samuel Goldwyn Films (“The Preacher’s Wife”).

Harding’s most acclaimed accomplishment was playing a key role in financing the 2005 Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated film, “Hotel Rwanda.” His greatest and proudest accomplishment to date is producing “The First Grader,” the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time and get the education he could never afford.