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AI / The Constant Gardener

A former member
Post #: 19
Not an event, but I got this email, and thought some of you might be interested:

Dear Elizabeth,

Amnesty International is proud to be supporting the new film The Constant Gardener, based on the John LeCarre bestseller and from the Oscar nominated director of City of God, Fernando Meirelles. This timely film portrays the realities that define life in modern Africa, and the challenges and dangers faced by those trying to address them.

When the activist wife (Rachel Weisz) of a British diplomat (Ralph Fiennes) dies under mysterious circumstances in Northern Kenya, the intricate politics that enmesh big business, poverty, aid, and diplomacy begin to be revealed.

Although the corporation in the film is fictitious and the human rights abuses depicted are dramatized, many multinational corporations operate in complex human rights environments. Amnesty International calls on corporations and businesses across the globe to promote, protect and uphold human rights in every aspect of their operations. As an organization that has been defending human rights for over four decades, Amnesty International believes that socially relevant films are important in educating people about human rights and mobilizing activists to work for the cause. This is why we encourage our members to see this film when it opens nationally on August 31st.

We commend Fernando Meirelles, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Focus Features and all those involved with The Constant Gardener for this brave and compelling work that addresses human rights issues.


Sincerely,

Bonnie Abaunza
Director, Artists for Amnesty
Amnesty International USA

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