Sunday, 12 August 2007

'Y Tu Mama Tambien' stars promote Human Rights

The stars of Oscar-nominated film Y Tu Mama Tambien ('And Your Mother Too') [one of my favourite films] have said they will use cinema [via making documentaries] to highlight "injustices" in their native Mexico. Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal held a gala dinner as a way of raising money to support human rights causes.

"Each day it's harder to live in this country," said Luna. And Garcia Bernal described how "documentaries show us the injustices in the country where we live, that this problem exists". He added: "We can't escape it."

Proceeds will go to Mexico's Commission for the Defence and Promotion of Human Rights and to Witness, an organisation founded by singer Peter Gabriel which promotes the use of video and film to document human rights abuses.

The actors have vocally backed other social and political causes such as Mexico City's new law legalizing gay civil unions.

(news and picture via BBC)

Thumbs up to you, guys!

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