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David Duchovny and son Miller at American Idol Audience

Here are a few screencaps I got of David and little Miller in the 'American Idol' audience on April 22:

A mention at

'All of these you saw on the tee-vee, along with the night's most unexpected guest, David Duchovny, who accompanied his son, Miller. Both dashing gentlemen had donned sportcoats for the occasion, and Miller brought a lovely handmade sign voicing support for both David A. and David C., a dual loyalty that was echoed across the room. Note to prospective signmakers: There is no apostrophe in "Davids," plural. Young Miller did not make that mistake (must be the Ivy League blood), but several others did, and it upset me.'


David Duchovny walking in Malibu

David Duchovny walking in Malibu on April 19, 2008:

David Duchovny Interview in NY Post


April 20, 2008 -- 'X-Files' star returns to his roots as Agent Fox Mulder, but doesn't buy into 'truth is out there' mythology

So what if it's been a decade since "The X-Files: Fight the Future" graced the silver screen and six years since the hit paranormal investigation series went off the air? All that time, X-Philes have been fidgeting with excitement over the day when they'd finally see iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) back in action. Now, the truth is out there. The wait is almost over.

"The X-Files: I Want to Believe" is scheduled to land on July 25, and it's destined to make a believer out of you. Fresh off the movie's four-month shoot in and around Vancouver, Duchovny, a recent Golden Globe winner for his portrayal of a cynical, oversexed writer in Showtime's "Californication," hints at what we can expect to see in the sequel, why there was such a big delay between flicks and what makes him feel like a "sissy."

What took you guys so long to make this sequel?

It seems like forever, but it's not that long for any of us who were actually making it. After 200-and-some-odd episodes, everybody was very excited to go off and find the next phase of their career, discover their life, raise their children, whatever it was. It took a couple years to get everybody back on the same page, but now here we are and we've done it.

What's with all the secrecy shrouding "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" plot?

Much like "The Sixth Sense" or some other movies that have simple, yet beautiful plot turns, there's a core idea that's much better left unsaid before the movie comes out. That's the inspiration for keeping it all secret, not that it's in the tradition of "The X-Files" or a conspiracy and all that.

Speaking of conspiracies, should we expect to see more government cover-ups, creepy aliens or killer viruses in this movie?

It's a stand-alone movie in the tradition of our stand-alone episodes, so it doesn't center on what came to be called the 'mythology of the show' or the alien conspiracy or whatever you want to call it. It really harkens back to the first three years [of the series], where a thriller, horror movie-style idea sustained an hour of television. Leaving the mythology out makes it accessible to people who have never seen "The X-Files."

Guess that means you didn't have to go back and watch "X-Files" DVDs to brush up on all that mythology then.

I never knew what was going on anyway, it became very ornate by the end. As an actor, you go into the scene with your emotional truth, rarely did we need informational brush-ups or fact checks. Sometimes, even in the episodes that weren't conspiracy oriented, you'd go, 'What the hell am I referring to?' But that's just the nature of series television.

A lot of fans thought they'd never see Mulder again. Any truth to rumors you were totally over the role?

I never felt like I didn't want to play Mulder. The only thing that got to me was the network television schedule of shooting 22 to 25 episodes a year, which took 10 months. I was always very hopeful of taking the series into a movie incarnation and, in fact, when I was leaving the show, that was really an express concern that I had with [series creator] Chris [Carter]: Let's make sure that we don't run the television show into the ground and not make it possible for us to continue into movies.

How does "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" compare to other summer blockbusters?

Chris is making a movie that's more in the thriller tradition than an explosives-filled, CGI, summer blockbuster. It's probably a headier experience than just sitting back and watching things blow up.

No gratuitous explosions? What about stunts, will we get a lot of those?

Sure, stunts are cheap. It's cheap to put your lead actor up in a harness somewhere and dangle him over something. One stunt I had to do was climb a pretty vertical, icy rock face and I have no experience doing that, I actually didn't think that anybody could do that, but the stuntman did a pretty good job. I started it off, got about 10 or 15 feet up the rock face, and then he took over and went up pretty far. I felt like a big sissy.


"I miss walking, I miss New York all the time. I think we are going to move back in September."

"I'm a Yankees fan, but I'll root for the Mets if the Yankees are out of it. I'm also a Knicks fan. I'm trying to stay with them through their time of need."

"There's a certain area in the Village, where if I get stopped, it's usually about my mother [a retired NYC private school teacher]. They'll make it very clear: "I'm not talking to you because of what you do, I just want you to know that my cousin was taught by your mother and she's a fantastic teacher.' "

"We shot about a third of ["The X-Files" movie sequel] north of Whistler [in British Columbia]. The movie's beautiful looking because it's shot on a white landscape of frozen ice, it's kind of majestic - I've never seen landscape like that, it's one of the most beautiful areas of the world I've ever seen. My family came when we were up in Whistler and that was really the sweetest part of the shoot for me, because my kids were enjoying learning how to ski, and being on this beautiful mountain. I'd go off to work and come back and they were just blissfully exhausted."

On finishing his English Literature doctoral studies at Yale, where he was ABD (All but Dissertation): "I have immense desire to do so and no capability of ever actually achieving it. It's like brain surgery once you've forgotten how to do it, you have to go back to school all over again to figure it out."

"I play basketball every once in a while, but I play more in New York than I do here [in Malibu]. There are guys that I know that rent an hour a week at a gym and have 12 guys that rotate around and play."


David Duchovny at 'Le Pain Quotidien' in Santa Monica

David Duchovny with electric car leaving french bakery Le Pain Quotidien in Santa Monica on April 16, 2008:

X-Files movie title is out there: "I Want to Believe"

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The truth is finally out there about the new "X-Files" movie title.

The second big-screen spinoff of the paranormal TV adventure will be called "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," Chris Carter, the series' creator and the movie's director and co-writer, told The Associated Press.

Distributor 20th Century Fox signed off on the title Wednesday.

The title is a familiar phrase for fans of the series that starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents chasing after aliens and supernatural happenings. "I Want to Believe" was the slogan on a poster Duchovny's UFO-obsessed agent Fox Mulder had hanging in the cluttered basement office where he and Anderson's Dana Scully worked.

"It's a natural title," Carter said in a telephone interview Tuesday during a break from editing the film. "It's a story that involves the difficulties in mediating faith and science. `I Want to Believe.' It really does suggest Mulder's struggle with his faith."

"I Want to Believe" comes 10 years after the first film and six years after the finale of the series, whose opening credits for much of its nine-year run featured the catch-phrase "the truth is out there."

Due in theaters July 25, the movie will not deal with aliens or the intricate mythology about interaction between humans and extraterrestrials that the show built up over the years, Carter said.

Instead, it casts Mulder and Scully into a stand-alone, earth-bound story aimed at both serious "X-Files" fans and newcomers, he said.

"It has struck me over the last several years talking to college-age kids that a lot of them really don't know the show or haven't seen it," Carter said. "If you're 20 years old now, the show started when you were 4. It was probably too scary for you or your parents wouldn't let you watch it. So there's a whole new audience that might have liked the show. This was made to, I would call it, satisfy everyone."

Hardcore fans need not worry that the movie will be going back to square one, though, Carter said. The movie will be true to the spirit of the show and everything Mulder and Scully went through, he said.

"The reason we're even making the movie is for the rabid fans, so we don't want to insult them by having to take them back through the concept again," Carter said.

Carter said he settled on "I Want to Believe" from the time he and co-writer Frank Spotnitz started on the screenplay. It took so long to go public with it because studio executives wanted to make sure it was a marketable title, he said.

The filmmakers have kept the story tightly under wraps to prevent plot spoilers from leaking on the Internet, a phenomenon that barely existed when the first movie came out in 1998.

"We went to almost comical lengths to keep the story a secret," Carter said. "That included allowing only the key crew members to read the script, and they had to read it in a room that had video cameras trained on them. It was a new experience."

20th Century Fox is owned by News Corp.

Source: AP

Interviewing David Duchovny

You may know him as Fox Mulder
By: David Frank | Wednesday, April 16, 2008

We've pushed two plastic refectory tables together and called dibs on our seats like children at lunch, aiming to score the chair next to the cool kid. Word is David Duchovny is rolling in early just to jam with us as only a busy, world famous actor and 15 lowly entertainment journos can. He's the first interview and we hear he's coming soon; he may already be here. And then we wait very quiet like for minutes, as if the slightest conversation will propel Duchovny to his trailer and fortify it with mace and tire iron. The soundstage is nothing more than a dank warehouse, and when the industrial sliding door scrapes opens, a tower of light cascades in and blows out my retinas. Amongst the pinwheel of spots Duchovny strides in, wearing a taupe leather jacket and clipping his sunglasses to the collar of a white T-shirt. He takes a chair, all business except for the wad of gum he's chewing. And we lob our voice recorders his way as if they're roses to a victorious bullfighter.

During the gang interrogation, he stares down at the recorders most of the time, and when he's not sitting on his hands, he karate chops the table to emphasize points. In person Duchovny doesn't come off aloof as some have characterized him. Rather, there's a shyness to the man that thaws as the interview nears conclusion. Upon penalty of eternal exile to comic con autograph tables, Duchovny's mouth is rag-gagged and duct-taped from spilling specifics on the plot of X-Files 2: Stand-alone Boogaloo. However, he articulates his thoughts on Fox Mulder, returning to the franchise, typecasting, the Saw films, and how working with a director is like saying no to getting corn-holed by a lover.

When the series started, it sort of captured the zeitgeist in the country in a way other shows hadn't before. How is the X-Files different now that the world has completely changed since the last film?
David Duchovny (DD): Has the world completely changed?

Since 1998, I say it has…since 9/11.
DD: People say the world has changed--it's all different. Yet, human nature remains the same. Good stories are going to be the stories people are going to see. I don't think people go to movies because of what's going on in the world. I think people want escapism in a way and that usually remains the same. I think what changed is the size of our cell phones.

Artistically, why now for you is it the right time to make this movie?
DD: I don't know. I felt always at any time it would have been fine. Whenever Chris [Carter] was ready to come up with a script. Whenever his burnout was over. You know, as actors our burnout was probably a little shorter than his. I think he carried a heavier load producing and writing, directing. I know it took me about a year to feel, you know, whole after the show was over. So, after that point I was waiting. It was always my intention, my desire, that the show would continue on in movie form. It was never my intention, when I wanted to leave the television series, to sabotage the show in any way. It was, yes we've done all we can on television. Let's take this into movies like we always said that we would.

Do you see it as a series of X-Files movies, maybe?
DD: Yeah. I wouldn't see any reason to do it unless it were. It's a serial show by its nature. It starts as a television show, which is a serial. The frame and the characters throw up an infinite number of stories and situations. You know, it's a classic, archetypical relationship with a believer and a nonbeliever with this kind of unrequited love in the middle of it. And that all works. That can work forever, as long as your stories are good.

How excited where you to get back into the character again?
DD: Well, I was very excited to do it, and then as the date approached nearer, I started to wonder if I needed to start to work more to kind of get back here. So there was a certain amount of fear that because I had maybe changed -- to go back on my word. What I think happened is my facility and maybe my range or my interests might have changed. And so this character might have represented a narrower Fox than the one I had been working in the last 4 or 5 years since I left. So it was how to bring what I've learned in the last 4 or 5 years into this Fox. And you know, it was interesting last night, they have Internet access here and somebody pulled up one of these homages to the show that has a song, a romantic song, and all these kisses between Gillian and I. And that was actually really helpful for me to kind of feel the show again. Because it was kind of this overview, you know. And it was very romantic. And it was very sweet. And it was like, oh I could watch that and then that would help me get into character. So maybe I'll do that. Maybe I'll watch -- whoever put that together, I thank them.

Is there any input you had in the writing of this script?
DD: Not in the initial conception or the first writing of it and hardly at all. We kind of signed off on the script right as the writer's strike happened. So, we had discussions about particular scenes and things we might try once we get there. But, you know, it's a tightly plotted thriller. In essence, there's very little -- if you have a tightly plotted thriller, there's not a lot of rewriting that should be done, hopefully. There's not a lot to do. The story drives forward. If you fuck around in the scenes, you don't drive the story forward. So it's not really a form that tolerates improvisation. And it was well enough put together when it was presented to me and Gillian; I thought there was really nothing to add.

Rumor has it that this one goes for more of a supernatural feeling, more back to the horror, scary roots of the show. What kind of a relief was that for you to kind of break outside the mythology?
DD: Well, I like the mythology stuff. I always liked it actually more when we were doing the show because it usually gave Mulder kind of an emotional stake, either through his sister or he was personally involved in the episode. And that was a relief and more fun for me as an actor to approach. During the yearly grind of the show, so it was like 'oh, you know, I understand this one. I can chew that up a little bit rather than just being a Law and Order procedural -- did he do it, did he do it? He didn't do it. This is my theory. Get out of this.' So, in a way, I think I had the opposite reaction. So, you know, I wish this was more about me. [Laughter.] But [the sequel is] more about the show. It's about establishing the parameters of the show for those that don't know it, for those who have forgotten it, and even for those who love it will get that part as well. So, if there is another one -- and I hope there is -- I think we would get into a story with more of the mythology because I think that is the heart of the show.

You directed an episode of the series. You directed your own movie. How interested would you be, if there is a next X-Files, in taking the helm?
DD: Yeah, I'd be interested but it's not in my wheelhouse to direct a big action film like this. I would feel out of my element, which is probably a good thing. I wouldn't offer it to me. I might try to get it. I don't know. No, I think I'd stay away from this. I might be interested in directing an action film, but I don't think it'd be wise to direct myself in an action film or to screw around with this actual franchise. I don't feel like I need to. I feel like there are other opportunities for me to direct, and I have other interests. If it was like my only way in to directing and like, 'Please let me,' then I might. I don't think so. I think it'd fun and great, but I think there are better people.

A lot of actors who headline hit series often worry about being typecast for the rest of their careers. Coming back into this, you apparently are comfortable now that you've moved on and done other things.
DD: Well, it's interesting. I get asked questions by you guys. The first question is 'Have people forgotten?' And the second question is 'Well, nobody's forgotten. Aren't you typecast?' I don't know. I gave up a while ago worrying about the whole phenomenon of typecasting once I realized that it happens across the board. It doesn't just happen in terms of television shows. So, comedy actors get trapped in there and dramatic actors can't do comedy and, you know, all this stuff with people -- or even movie actors who have had long careers have 2 or 3 roles that they get stopped for, unless you're Brando. There's only a couple that have done so much that it's even hard to yell something stupid to them on the street. So, I don't worry about that. I think what overcomes that is just my kind of sense of love for the show and belief in its legitimacy as an interesting movie franchise with a lot to offer -- the thriller aspect and the horror aspect and also an intelligence and, like I said, this great frame of man and woman and the believer and the nonbeliever. I think all those things make it a very kind of fertile area to move on it.

Why do you think people love the characters of the show? Could you speak a little about your character and why people love the character?
DD: That's more for you to speak of. I think it was a very classic, not a contentious love relationship between Mulder and Scully... I think why I love Mulder is because first and foremost it was always the truth and the case and yet he wasn't so single-minded that he it was kind of a drag; he was never a drag. It's that kind of character. So, I always liked that he was so kind of narrow minded in his pursuit. And I think that's attractive. I think people respect that in somebody. And I think they also yearn for it. He's a guy on a quest. He will always be.

Will you get beat up and lose your gun in this movie?
DD: I can't answer that, but I'm sure if I ever get my hands on a gun, you can be pretty sure that somebody will take it out of my hands.

How do you relate to working with Gillian on this now?
DD: Yeah, it's good.

Was it very different from what it was working on the series?
DD: Yeah, it's probably different in that we are not both exhausted all the time. We're kind of excited to come and do what we think is the heart of the movie -- we think is the relationship. So, we'll do these scenes that are action-orientated and has to do with this particular plot and Billy Connelly. Then we come back to scenes like what we're doing today, and we're aware that this -- we feel like this is where the heart of the movie is and that we have to trust each other and hold each other up in these scenes and to bring back whatever it was that was there.

Is there still a sense of discovery? Is there still a journey for you guys in doing productions like this, reuniting with Gillian and Chris or is like you guys are back in you're groove?
DD: No, I think there's a real sense of which we don't just want to cash in on the past. We want to all do something new. We all want to make it good. We don't want to throw a piece of crap out there and grab people to go look at it for nostalgia's sake… When I started there was certainly a boyishness to the guy, which I feel I can't play anymore physically.

Has it changed any working with Chris?
DD: Yeah. I have ways I like to work. And he has ways he likes to work. And they are not always the same, with respect. And probably we deal with it. That's a matter of getting older too, being a professional. It happens. It's not a big deal. It's like telling a lover, 'You know with that finger there? That wasn't great. I know a lot of people like it. But me personally? Not me. Just so you know. Somebody else may love that.' So I know how I like to work now. I know how I like the director's hands on me.

Does this film strike a balance between the shout outs to the series and then like in the first film kind of making it accessible for people who've never seen it?
DD: Well, I'm not a fan of the shout outs. But they're just little things. They're like little "Where's Waldo" things. I think this movie is actually a lot more accessible to the nonfan in terms of story, plot, everything else. In terms of maybe this water bottle having the name of one of our producers on it, this movie probably has tons of those things. I'm not even paying attention…There's a lot of that going on and I think it's fun. And for most people it just going by the boards, and for people that are into it are going to love that, I guess.

[After a few banal question and answers regarding the scariness of the film, someone asked if the film will be PG-13?]
DD: What was the first movie? PG-13? I think it was. It's so confusing to me.

There were episodes that bordered on near R sometimes.
DD: In a way you could do more on TV. You could almost do R stuff on -- like some of those TV shows probably would've been getting close to an R. But I know the mission is to make a PG-13 film here. So I assume we will. But it's more the ideas behind it. What is Saw? Saw is R?

Would you say this is Saw?
DD: It has some of, you know, there's some danger in there. There's some twisted, weird --

-- Torture?
DD: I said danger. No. There's no torture because there's always, you know like to me Saw doesn't really have a point. It's like a guy teaching somebody a lesson. Right? Torturing them.

And that's entertainment.
DD: Well, obviously for a lot of people it is. I think The X-Files was never just about the nasty stuff. Hopefully there was a story behind it. You'll know we'll always torture for a reason. We're like the American government. We want something; we'll torture for it. [laughter]

When the episodes of the old show come on, do you watch them or do you flee like hell?
DD: I don't flee. I don't seek them out. I'm not an appointment television watcher. I guess I'm a child of the '70s television watcher. I'll leave myself sometimes open to watching an X-Files because I'll be just flipping around. And I don't TiVo or anything. I'm really silly that way. So if something comes on, I won't watch it alone. But if I'm in bed with [my wife] Tea [Leoni] and we're just going to sleep and just watching, maybe watching 10 minutes before we go to sleep, and it comes on she'll say, 'Oh I've never seen that one.' And I say, 'Yes you have. I think you've seen them all.' 'No, no, I've never seen this one.' And I say, 'No, you've just forgotten. No you really have seen this one.'

Are you planning for any DVD extras?
DD: Yes. A lot. Because I think there is a lot of extra gore and stuff.

What's next after this?
DD: I have to go back and we'll do another year of "Californication" starting late April.

Will it change at all in the second season?
DD: In what way? It'd be better?...It lives right in between comedy and drama. Comedy tends to maintain the same characters and the same situations. Dramas tend to change. So I think we'll change a little bit. You know, it's still a new show and, especially on cable, you only do 12 a year. I think we're still finding our way.


David Duchovny Prepares to Californicate Again

The X-Files star gets ready for Season 2 of his Showtime series.
by Todd Gilchrist and Eric Goldman

April 15, 2008 - IGN spoke to David Duchovny on the set of the recently wrapped new X-Files film, and the actor said that his next project would be the second season of his Showtime series Californication, which begins filming in late April. Said Duchovny, "We got pushed a month, from the writers' strike, which is okay, 'cause then I'll end up getting a little break after [X-Files]."

Duchovny said a few changes in Season 2 of Californication were probable, noting, "It lives right in between comedy and drama and you know comedies tend to retain the same characters in the same situations and dramas tend to change, so I think we'll change a little bit. But it's still a new show and especially on cable, you're only doing 12 [episodes] a year, so I think we're still finding our way."

Californication's second season is expected to debut in late summer.


Stars sound off on their skills and failures: David Duchovny

By LUAINE LEE - McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Have you noticed that some people are good with computers, while others are dynamite in the kitchen or quick with crossword puzzles? Some people have no sense of direction while others can find their way out of a San Francisco fog. Celebrities are no different. Following are examples of where some of them excel and where they don't measure up.

David Duchovny ("Californication") is good at sports or "anything like that. I'm terrible at anything mechanical. I can't work anything. I'm stupid at it, and I'm impatient and every machine we get breaks. Both of us (he and his wife, actress Tea Leoni) - every computer, every television, every phone breaks. And we do not know how to work it. Not only do we not know how to work it, but we break it. Tea is terrible too. I'm not even good with cars. She can fix a car. It's pretty impressive. I make a good sandwich."


David Duchovny out with friends in Brentwood

David Duchovny with friends in front of A Votre Sante Restaurant in Brentwood, LA on April 10, 2008:

UNICEF Launches Initiative to Provide Assistance to Children With Disabilities in Vietnam

$1 Million Grant From the Ford Foundation to Leverage U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Goal of One-To-One Match From Donors

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF announced today the launch of a fundraising campaign to raise $1 million to bring quality healthcare and education services to all children living with disabilities throughout Vietnam, including many that may be affected by exposure to dioxin left over from the spraying of Agent Orange during the war.

All donations to UNICEF's program will be matched dollar for dollar by a $1 million grant from the Ford Foundation, which has been funding work that addresses the environmental and health legacy of Agent Orange/dioxin since 2000.

The funds raised will help UNICEF coordinate a community-based pilot intervention program in the south-central city of Da Nang, providing healthcare, nutrition, clean water and sanitation, as well as training to social workers, teachers and welfare workers.

Actress Tea Leoni, who is a U.S. Fund board member and who recently visited Da Nang, said: "As a mother, after seeing the pain of children and their families, I implore others to join this important campaign so that no child lives without the care and assistance so desperately needed."

"We are thrilled to have developed a partnership with The Ford Foundation to make an impact in the lives of the estimated 1.2 million children with disabilities in Vietnam," said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. "We are committed to building an environment where top quality services are available to every child in the country."

UNICEF has a long history of cooperation with the Government in Vietnam and has been implementing successful programs in the country since 1975.

The exact number of children with disabilities in Vietnam is unknown, as many parents have never sought treatment for their children, enrolled them in school or inquired to see if they qualified for social support. As such, in order to have an accurate count of children that require assistance, as well as a clear understanding of their needs, UNICEF and its partners will first work towards identifying all of the disabled children in Da Nang.

Added Ms Leoni: "The situation for children with disabilities is extremely difficult. With few care options, many are confined to their beds with little or no prospects for their future. Families without assistance are relegated to their homes to care for their children -- depriving them of the opportunity to work, earn a living or interact with their communities. Caring for children with disabilities is literally a 24-hour-a-day job."

The community-based pilot program will provide a comprehensive package of services specifically designed to be inclusive of children with disabilities. This program will, include: training health workers and caregivers to properly monitor the health and nutrition status of children living with disabilities, developing water and sanitation facilities in schools that specifically focus on meeting the needs of disabled children, training social and welfare workers to better understand how to assist families caring for disabled children and supporting respite centers by providing rehabilitative aids such as wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs and more.

"Although there are already two respite centers in Da Nang, they serve just a fraction of the people living with disabilities in the area because many families are unaware of the services or find traveling to and from the centers too difficult a journey," said Stern. "It is therefore essential to the program's success that we educate the community about the resources that are available to them so that they can take advantage of these services."

UNICEF will also work closely with the government to improve legal policies and standards that promote the inclusion of the rights and specific needs of children with disabilities. Where possible, the program will work to leverage existing structures, such as the Vietnam's Women's Union, in order to help prevent the exclusion of disabled people from the country's national policies.

Vietnam is home to a disproportionately large number of people with disabilities (approximately 7% of the entire population), including many affected by exposure to dioxin. The majority of these are children, who are unable to care for themselves and therefore live with their families indefinitely. One-third of families with disabled children have never sought treatment for their disabilities while only one-fifth of disabled children use the proper rehabilitative aids such as wheel chairs, prosthetic limbs, or hearing aids. Only a small number of children access the social assistance to which they are entitled and the vast majority of disabled children in Vietnam do not finish primary school.


For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world's leading international children's organization, working in over 150 countries to address the ongoing issues that affect why kids are dying. UNICEF provides lifesaving nutrition, clean water, education, protection and emergency response saving more young lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. While millions of children die every year of preventable causes like dehydration, upper respiratory infections and measles, UNICEF, with the support of partnering organizations and donors alike, has the global experience, resources and reach to give children the best hope of survival. For more information about UNICEF, please visit

About The Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than half a century it has been a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide, guided by its goals of strengthening democratic values, reducing poverty and injustice, promoting international cooperation and advancing human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Russia.


David Duchovny and daughter West in Malibu

David Duchovny, fresh from filming the much awaited X Files movie, is seen with his daughter in Malibu on March 31, 2008: