Remember when everyone was worried about an Ebola outbreak in America then right after mid-term elections no one talked about Ebola…odd right? Any who that is a different story, but Ebola is still a huge problem in other parts of the world, namely West Africa. Well some members of the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 got together to shine light on the Ebola outbreak in a new PSA for the Ebola Survival Fund, watch below:
The PSA was produced by Hunger Games star and Beetee himself, Jeffrey Wright. Wright recruited Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Mahershala Ali, and Julianne Moore. The actors were joined by Dr. Paul Farmer, the founder of Partners in Health. Wright has been working for the past 13 years to help improve natural resource development in the Sierra Leone region of West Africa.
Wright even connects the themes within Hunger Games to the PSA. Here is what he had to say:
The Hunger Games allegory aligns with this Ebola outbreak in that we, the United States, the West, relative to this, is very much like the Capitol and Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, are very much like the outer districts. I thought, well, let’s play with that idea as a way of highlighting the stark contrast between we, the Capitol, and they, the outer districts, and using some of the constructs from the movie as a way of shining additional light on some of the contrasts.
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