Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Blood Diamond for Public Screening Tomorrow

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in conjunction with Warner Bros will Tuesday show on screen the movie "Blood Diamond." This movie which, according to Josette Sheeran, the WFP Executive Director, "opened the world's eyes to the tragic suffering endured by so many people across the country," will be shown for free at the British Council on the 8th and 9th of May and on the 10th at the Family Kingdom.

WFP which is the world's largest humanitarian agency is currently providing food assistance to over 300,000 people in Sierra Leone in its effort at reconstructing the country after a decade long civil war.

The movie "Blood Diamond" in its global distribution has helped to raise awareness of hunger and poverty, something which has wasted more than 850 million people globally.

The film includes scenes depicting realistic aid operations as undertaken by WFP in the 1990s while feeding the thousands who fled from and within Sierra Leone and neighboring countries.

Link to allAfrica.com: Sierra Leone: Blood Diamond for Public Screening Tomorrow (Page 1 of 1)