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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Help Raise Awareness For Our Fellow Africans...

I had a small blurb about this earlier in the week, but most of y'all probably missed it, so I'll reprint the post my blogging buddy Yobachi wrote over at Black Perspective:

HBO did a commendable thing recently in purchasing what is purported to be a powerful documentary on the history leading to the Darfur crisis. Yet then with something as time sensitive as present genocide, and despite the rising crescendo of public outcry here in the U.S. and elsewhere for something to be done in Darfur; HBO decided to shelve the doc until December.

The documentary, "Sand and Sorrow", which is narrated by George Clooney “provides an inside look at the situation on the ground and examines the international community’s “legacy of failure” to respond to such profound crimes against humanity in the past”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In conjunction with Darfur: An Unforgivable Hell On Earth and UltravioletUnderground we want to launch a letter writing campaign to HBO, urging them to air the documentary now. The people of Darfur don’t have the time to wait for support that is already years too late. They need the public consciousness awakened now, and HBO could help with that by simply airing a property they already own.

It is of no undertaking for HBO to simply put something on air; so we are not asking anything the least bit extraordinary or burdensome of them.

Please take a couple of minutes and call or write:

Richard Plepler VP Admin Service/Public Relations1100 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 212-512-1000

If your not very familiar with the Dafur issue you can get a synopsis in my post A Million Miles Away

If you’re reading locally here in Nashville, you can join with: TAG: Tennesseans Against Genocide


Shelia said...

Great post, will make the call.

Invisible Woman said...

I'm glad!

Yobachi said...

Thanks for reposting this.

The more we can get the word out the better.

That's what I like about your entertainment blog, you add some social content as well.

Invisible Woman said...

Thanks Yobachi. I appreciate the work that you do as well...