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Ben Affleck testifies about the atrocities in The Congo

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ben-affleckBen Affleck, the superstar actor who has played many roles and known for his role in Good Will Hunting and the upcoming Batman movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has come out to Washington to talk seriously. He went in front of the Senate State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee to talk about his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He arrived there with fellow philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife, Jennifer Garner. In his speech, he addressed the important matters that needed to be addressed to help Congo further its development via the use of U.S. foreign assistance. Ben Affleck first visited The Congo seven years ago, and has fell in love with the country and has been working to help it ever since. Affleck released several years ago a short film about the conflict in Congo called Gimme Shelter. He is currently working on another film, Deadline, which he has described as an examination of the moral ambiguities of how philanthropy and foreign assistance veers into modern-day neocolonialism. Ben Affleck has successfully traveled through politics during his work to help Congo, getting big names in both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party to offer support to his cause, which is fantastic especially for someone who has thrown his support to the Democratic Party. In addition to all the seriousness, Ben Affleck quickly poked fun at Senator Leahy who has appeared in a few of the Batman movies in minor roles. Watch the entire video by C-SPAN below.

 

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