Humanitarian playmates?

“With the growth of the anti-globalisation movement, the record of a star’s journey to a pocket of want is becoming a publishing fashion,” Matthew Campbell argues, in the Herald Sun. Some of Campbell’s examples:

American actress Angelina Jolie produced a book about her travels on behalf of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Ex-Spice Girl Gerri Halliwell and Colombian singer Shakira have also toiled for the UN cause.

[Emmanuelle] Beart’s book, Sous Nos Yeux (Before Our Eyes), shows her tearfully consoling a Thai woman who told the actor her mother sold her into prostitution at age 10.

Elsewhere, she is seen cuddling babies and helping vaccinate children in Mali.

(Via Moorish Girl.)

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