Film of the week: Imagine the world's largest sing-along by Unicef

Film of the week: Imagine the world's largest sing-along by Unicef

21 Nov 2014
Tags: Films

Unicef is calling on people to record their own version of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to be used in multi-lingual version of the song, and Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman and Priyanka Chopra are among those that have appeared in a video to inspire people to take part.


Film of the week: Imagine the world's largest sing-along by Unicef

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