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Clooney, Cheadle, Ocean's Thirteen Help Darfur

Clooney, Cheadle, Ocean's Thirteen Help Darfur

George Clooney continues to use his star power for good. He recently produced and narrated a documentary about the atrocities in the Sudan's western region Darfur, titled Sand and Sorrow, which will be screened at a film festival in Monaco.


What's more, the premiere events for Ocean's Thirteen will help raise money for relief efforts in Darfur. Ocean's Thirteen producer Jerry Weintraub is throwing a launch party for the humanitarian aid organization Not On Our Watch (also the title of Don Cheadle's book) later this month, and benefit premieres for Ocean's Thirteen will be held in Las Vegas and Chicago. This is such an excellent idea: taking big-budget movie premieres and using them to do good rather than using them to bring more attention to an already heavily promoted movie.

Don Cheadle was prompted to write his book Not On Our Watch after filming Hotel Rwanda and hearing firsthand accounts of genocide in Rwanda. Now, Cheadle is committed to spreading awareness of similar horrors occurring in Darfur.

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Hope5 Hope5 8 years
This is cool!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
I think its really smart of Don and George to use their star power for good. Applause! =D>
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Their humanitarian efforts are sincere, which is what makes Clooney and Cheadle such wonderful role models.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
That is awesome!
amangel amangel 8 years
Me too! It's so nice to see that some celebrities actially do follow daily world politics and that they are using every opportunity to raise awareness of people that conflicts are still happening and that innocent people are getting hurt.
lemuse20 lemuse20 8 years
I'm so happy to hear this, especially since Im a big Oceans fan. :)
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