March 4, 2009
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On the behalf of Not On Our Watch, a celebrity human rights group that uses their “celebrity capital” to draw attention to the world’s suffering peoples, Matt Damon visit Zimbabwe refugee camps in Musina, South Africa while shooting The Human Factor – a film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman – talked to Zimbabwean woman described been raped while pregnant during her journey to cross into South Africa from troubled Zimbabwe.
Jerome Delay / Associated Press
About 3,000,000 Zimbabweans have “fled economic collapse and dire humanitarian conditions at home“, and Damon told the Associated Press that he was “shocked and saddened” by the suffering of those talked to at the refugees camps. To read the full article about the remarkable strength of the Zimbabwean women, children and men, please visit USA Today.
The Human Factor is a film that takes a look at the life of Nelson Mandela after the fall of apartheid in South Africa during his first term as president when campaigned to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup event as an opportunity to unite his countrymen.
Matt Damon is repped by Patrick Whitesell @ Endeavor.