HBOs Perplexing Move Is Another Blow To The Movement
posted in Politics, Action Alert |via Black Perspectives.
HBO did a commendable thing recently in purchasing what is purported to be a powerful documentary on the history leading to the Darfur crisis. Yet then with something as time sensitive as present genocide, and despite the rising crescendo of public outcry here in the U.S. and elsewhere for something to be done in Darfur; HBO decided to shelve the doc until December.
The documentary, Sand and Sorrow, which is narrated by George Clooney “provides an inside look at the situation on the ground and examines the international community’s “legacy of failure” to respond to such profound crimes against humanity in the past”, according to The Hollywood Reporter
In conjunction with Black Perspectives and UltravioletUnderground we want to launch a letter writing campaign to HBO, urging them to air the documentary now. The people of Darfur don’t have the time to wait for support that is already years too late. They need the public consciousness awakened now, and HBO could help with that by simply airing a property they already own.
It is of no undertaking for HBO to simply put something on air; so we are not asking anything the least bit extraordinary or burdensome of them.
Please take a couple of minutes and call or write:
VP Admin Service/Public Relations
1100 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
If your not very familiar with the Dafur issue you can get a synopsis in Yobachi’s post A Million Miles Away
Peruse the sidebar but get calling and writing folks.