George Clooney's Sudan Video Diary

'Syriana' star witnesses rocket attacks and war crimes; so can you.

If you calculate that women and babies, plus bullet scars, add up to war crimes, then you and George Clooney have something in common. (Photo: Enough Project)

Allan MacDonell is TakePart’s News + Opinion editor, with a focus on social justice.

Say what you will about George Clooney (great dimples, fantastic role selection, more charm than a leprechaun), he is consistent in putting himself on the firing line, in the media and on the ground, to highlight the ongoing grave situation in Sudan.

“How Many More Bodies Until the Nuba Mountains Become the Next Darfur?”

Following an October 2010 trip to South Sudan, Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast launched the Satellite Sentinel Project, which monitors indications of armed conflict and atrocities between Sudan and South Sudan.

Clooney recently visited Sudan’s Nabu Mountains region, along with Prendergast (who is also cofounder of the Enough Project). The activist/actor returned with a video diary that brings home the reality of living under daily bombardment and threat of extinction.

Warning: The four-minute film exhibits Clooney’s considerable charisma and earnest commitment, and a few very graphic scenes of physical trauma and death.

The clip ends with a question: “How Many More Bodies Until the Nuba Mountains Become the Next Darfur?”

Reach out to Enough Project, and maybe that question will never be answered.

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