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Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

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Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

Post by Katiedot on Tue Sep 27 2011, 18:22

And finally, here's a good example of someone using George's name to get attention. Posted here because IMO they deserve all the attention they can get.

From Satellite Sentinel

Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

9/27/11 | Mollie Zapata

George Clooney is used to being the center of attention both onscreen and off. But he has been playing some particularly relevant roles of late—both in the real world and on screen.

In Hollywood he is making a splash with the newest political thriller, “The Ides of March,” which screened at a SSP benefit event last night at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and opens in theaters on October 7. Playing a presidential hopeful in a film released as the U.S. election season is heating up, Clooney’s “Governor Mike Morris” will no doubt resonate with audiences. But his work with the Satellite Sentinel Project is generating ample real-life significance as it spotlights human rights abuses in Sudan.

Clooney’s performance in “The Ides of March” has prompted questions about his political ambitions. But when asked if he would ever consider running for office, Clooney told the Los Angeles Times, "I don't wake up in the morning and say, 'I wish I had President Obama's job.'" Clooney elaborated:

I'm not getting in politics. I have no interest in politics — because of the compromises you have to make. I don't have to make those kind of compromises when I get to go to the Sudan or Darfur. I get to come back and sit down in front of the Security Council at the United Nations and say, 'This is right, and this is wrong. Now how you deal with it, I don't know, but this is right and this is wrong.'

This uncompromising dedication is apparent in Clooney’s work in Sudan. With five other celebrities he founded Not On Our Watch, a group committed to “robust international advocacy and humanitarian assistance.” And in 2010 after a trip to Sudan with Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast, Clooney launched the Satellite Sentinel Project to cast a spotlight on atrocities against civilians being committed in in real-time.

On Sunday, Parade magazine, which is distributed in over 500 of the country’s biggest newspapers, highlighted Clooney’s humanitarian work. In the article Clooney talked about his four trips to the Sudan, saying, “Two million people were killed in the north-south war in Sudan before 2005. I wasn’t going to stand on the sidelines and not participate.”

SSP is a collaboration between The Enough Project, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, or HHI, DigitalGlobe, and Trellon. HHI analyzes the imagery obtained by “Clooney’s satellites” — actually the keen, clear eyes of DigitalGlobe's constellation of three satellites — and writes reports, which the Enough Project then uses to advocate for policy recommendations. In less than a year, the SSP has reported on attacks in Abyei, evidence of mass graves in South Kordofan, and troop build-ups in Blue Nile.

Clooney’s participation is the driving force behind the Satellite Sentinel Project. In his interview with Dave Gerggen for Parade, Clooney explained, “I set up this satellite system on the border of Abyei, and we’ve had incredible success in photographing mass atrocities. The idea is, we’re just going to keep the pressure on. Turning the lights on doesn’t mean anything stops. But it makes it harder, and that’s our job.”


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Re: Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

Post by pattygirl on Tue Sep 27 2011, 18:29

A good read and deserving cause that is worth reading about.

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Re: Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

Post by MyGirlKylie on Tue Sep 27 2011, 18:52

I wish more celebs would notes from G on how to handle being famous. At least DO something meaningful while they are milking the Hell out of their 15 minutes.

"The world is full of people who talk the talk, but how many of us can walk the walk?" -Madonna

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Re: Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

Post by sisieq on Tue Sep 27 2011, 19:11

Of course on the opposite end, George and other celebs get the "shut up you're just a celebrity!".

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Re: Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

Post by MyGirlKylie on Tue Sep 27 2011, 21:54

Exactly, Sisieq. They are damned if they do and damned if the don't.

I personally respect them a little more though for bringing an issue to light and making people aware of it even if they personally can't solve the problem.

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Re: Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

Post by Cinderella on Tue Sep 27 2011, 22:54

Yes, MyGirlKylie, and that makes it more important to continue the walk! You cannot just act your way through a humanitarian effort. It takes dedication! Which I think George continues to show! Yay, George!

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Re: Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

Post by it's me on Wed Sep 28 2011, 00:02

bravo George
go ahead
but keep safe too

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Re: Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

Post by Atalante on Wed Sep 28 2011, 11:11

Found the link on the facebook of Not on our watch. Link

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Re: Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

Post by lolo"layla" on Wed Sep 28 2011, 15:16

but i hope he don't come to Sudan these days our countries in the middle east not calm as usual !

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Re: Clooney Capitalizes on ‘Ides of March’ Buzz to Spur Attention for Sudan

Post by Katiedot on Wed Sep 28 2011, 15:53

Sudan's not in the Middle East, it's in Africa. Doesn't make it any safer of course, but I just wanted to mention that.

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