Brad, George and Matt shine spotlight on Darfur

Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon and Don Cheadle have agreed to use the publicity for their upcoming film Ocean's Thirteen to draw attention to the genocide in Darfur. The foursome have partnered with the International Rescue Committee to launch www.notonourwatchproject.org, a website dedicated to raising funds to help the thousands of people uprooted by the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region. "All the guys have been to the Sudan this year. They saw this huge genocide and nobody doing anything about it," said the film's producer on Thursday. "Clooney got attention earlier, but it faded. What we are trying to do here is bring our celebrity to raise money and bring a spotlight on Sudan again. We decided to dedicate ourselves to this. The thing I am most proud of by far is that these events will benefit a cause that is very important to me and my colleagues."

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Candace said...

Matt, George, Brad, and Don---Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am one little person with a husband and three children and I feel so helpless to make a difference. I've followed the crisis in Sudan for a few years now and I wear the savedarfur.org bracelet and send info to my friends and I have a sticker on my car, but what can these small things do really. I am sooo grateful to all of you for using your celebrity to get the word out. I get so frustrated sometimes that the people of Darfur are getting so little coverage in the media. I have a constant heaviness in my heart for these innocent victims of politics. Thank you thank you thank you.