Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gimme Shelter, short docuvid by Ben Affleck about Congo

This is the write up;

Actor-director Ben Affleckand Sir Mick Jagger have launched a short film for UNHCRs new Gimme Shelter campaign to help raise funds and awareness about the crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the work of the UN refugee agency.

In November, Affleck visited Africa to shoot footage in DRCs strife-torn North Kivu province, where tens of thousands have fled their homes since fighting resumed in August. He also visited Uganda, where some 30,000 people have sought refuge and are receiving help from UNHCR. The result is a short film entitled Gimme Shelter, set to the classic Rolling Stones song of the same name, which Jagger and the group donated to the campaign.

UNHCR hopes the Gimme Shelter campaign will help raise US$23 million in 2009 to pay for clean water supplies and emergency humanitarian assistance kits in the region.

The film - Gimme Shelter - was directed by Affleck and filmed by John Toll, both Academy Award winners. The footage was shot in the strife-torn North Kivu regionof the DRC in November, where thousands have fled their homes since fighting resumed in August.

- For more information about the Gimme Shelter campaign go to

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Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

I am proud that he filmed this...powerful. War always creates havoc and trauma...always.

12:05 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

Cool like a Canadian Christmas!

Nice profile photo Ingrid ...I've been meaning to comment.

6:38 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

don't you love it when famous people do something with so amazing...

10:40 PM  

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