Sean Penn on applying the art of filmmaking to disaster relief management in Haiti

0 Posted by - July 13, 2010 - Blog, Conversations, Screen

Activist and actor Sean Penn talks with Democracy Now‘s Amy Goodman about the situation in Haiti, and on his role as an Emergency Tent Camp Manager of 55,000 people. The characteristically no bullshit artist compares the behind-the-scenes management of the camp to being on a movie set, only with “stakes that are a lot higher.” He also has some deserved criticism for the international community of aid-pledgers, aid organizations, governments, and the corporate media. We’re sharing this clip because Haiti has largely vanished from mainstream news headlines and, Penn is an artist and a political one at that. For more info on the non-profit Penn co-founded, visit the J/P Haitian Relief Organization’s site.

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