April 07, 2005 02:47:05 GMT
Brad Pitt is one among many other celebs featured in new public service announcements for a campaign led by U2 singer Bono to fight poverty and AIDS
Troy actor Brad Pitt was one among the many celebs featured in new public service announcements for a campaign led by U2 singer Bono to fight poverty and AIDS. Pitt has willingly join the campaign, which Bono said simply raising awareness and recruiting new advocates, because he was struck by the extreme poverty in Africa that made it difficult for the sick to get drugs to minimize the effects of AIDS.
To bring in life his deep concern to poverty and human equality, Pitt said he's returning to Africa in several weeks, but not yet sure what other things he'll do to success the campaign titled "ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History." Joined the two actor were Jack Valenti, the former top lobbyist for the film industry, and actor Djimon Hounsou, a native of Benin.
Promoted in a form of a 60-second ad to air Sunday night on various networks and cable channels, the campign will feature Jewel, Penelope Cruz, Tom Hanks, Mos Def, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx, and Hounsou as well as evangelist Pat Robertson and the Rev. Frank Griswold, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States. Completing each other's sentences, each appear in black-and-white, peering into the camera and saying a few words.