Ben Affleck To Screen Film For United Nations
Posted on Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:26 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Ben Affleck, hoping to draw attention to the plight of refugees in the Congo, will screen a film he directed on the subject at the United Nations, Access Hollywood reports.
"I made a film for the U.N.,â€ Affleck told Access. â€œItâ€™s an issue that I care a lot about which is whatâ€™s going on in the Congo. So, I made this film for the U.N.H.C.R., which is the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.â€
â€œI really am passionate about the humanitarian situation in the Congo, so I made a film about refugees â€“ kind of centered around whatâ€™s happening in the Congo,â€ Affleck said.
â€œIâ€™m screening it at the U.N. on the 17th of December, as the opening to a discussion that theyâ€™re doing there about refugees.â€
Affleck got an assist from one of the world's biggest rock bands.
â€œThe film is set to the Rolling Stones song, â€œGive Me Shelter,â€ which was donated by the Rolling Stones,â€ Affleck said. â€œItâ€™s another step of being active in the humanitarian space and Iâ€™ve been really honored that the U.N. has asked me to make this film and is allowing me to participate in their discussion about refugees which will follow the screening of the film.â€