The Hunger Games Cast Reminds the Public the Ebola Crisis Isn't Over

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 3:35PM
The Hunger Games
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 3:35PM
The Hunger Games Cast Reminds the Public the Ebola Crisis Isn't Over

The cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 1, including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, and Jeffrey Wright, teamed up with Dr. Paul Farmer to remind us that the Ebola crisis is far from over, and that West African countries still need international assistance:

 

 

This video is unusually canny about American privilege, recognizing that many have all but forgotten about Ebola now that it doesn't seem to be an immediate threat for most Americans. The actors remind everyone that while Ebola doesn't have to be a death sentence, sufferers in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone "don't have access to the same medical treatment as Americans." And when Josh Hutcherson asks Jennifer Lawrence, "What would happen if you got Ebola?" she replies with a swift and sad, "I'd be fine." 

 

Plus, an unexpectedly good idea from Mitt Romney about what to do with The Interview:

 

 

It's sadly too late for that plan, as The Interview has already been released on VOD, but hopefully the attention the Hunger Games cast brings will encourage more donations.

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