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Trinity34
11th Sep 2005, 15:53
The Diary of Angelina Jolie with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs in Africa premieres on September 14 at 7 PM, coinciding with the United Nations World Summit on Poverty.

Extreme poverty means walking long distances barefoot to collect safe drinking water. It's a hospital overflowing with patients dying from diseases that are treatable and preventable. More than 1 billion people face extreme poverty living on less than one dollar a day, and more than 22,000 people die every day from extreme poverty and preventable diseases - needlessly.

The facts are staggering - but there is hope. There is a now feasible plan to end extreme poverty in our lifetime, and Sauri, a cluster of villages in Western Kenya, helps to show the world how we can make that happen.

In this special think MTV episode of Diary, actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie journeys to Kenya with the world's leading expert on poverty, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. On their journey, they witness how the challenges of hunger, disease and isolation in Africa are being overcome in this small village beset by hunger, AIDS, and malaria.

Spending two long days in Sauri, Sachs exposes Jolie to every corner of village life to reveal his vision for ending extreme poverty by 2015. In a small hut, he demonstrates how a simple $10.00 bed net keeps families safe from Malaria, a disease that kills over three million people every year. In an open field, Jolie learns how basic instruction in proper farming techniques and fertilizer use can produce enough food to keep villagers alive on land that has failed to yield sustainable crops for generations. And, in a moving sequence featuring the town's young people, Jolie discovers how free school lunches are giving children a reason to come to class and learn - and that one computer is connecting this tiny village to the rest of the world.

The images and stories that often emanate from Africa are bleak. But, The Diary of Angelina Jolie with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs in Africa offers actual solutions to famine, plague, and conflict. Thanks to the vision of Dr. Sachs and the humanitarian concerns of Jolie - Sauri has a message for the rest of the world - it is alive and fighting back.


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http://www.mtv.com/thinkmtv/features/global/diary/angelina_jolie/


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This episode of Diary documents actor/UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie and world leading economist Dr. Jeffrey Sachs as they journey to Sauri, a village in western Kenya, to investigate possible solutions to reducing extreme poverty.

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Wed 09/14
7:00 PM

Fri 09/16
1:00 PM

Fri 09/16
8:00 PM

ELEN
12th Sep 2005, 16:40
More than 1 billion people face extreme poverty living on less than one dollar a day, and more than 22,000 people die every day from extreme poverty and preventable diseases - needlessly.

This is so sad :( People who have the power to help, they must do it. AJ tries a lot :thumbsup:

CatSuit&Ponytail
13th Sep 2005, 10:16
:thumbsup: It's a good use of fame, to highlight the plight of those who are suffering.


It's unfortunate that it needs to be done at all though. :rolleyes:

Trinity34
17th Sep 2005, 15:00
Hi.

The MTV special is available for download. YAY. I recommend everyone watch it. :)

CLICK HERE (http://www.absolumentjolie.com/videos/MTVdiary.wmv)


Thanks to absolumentjolie.com for hosting the video.