People often wonder why celebrities don’t just go out and fix the world. Well, sometimes, they try to do just that.
George Clooney is a household name in the world of acting. He has starred in some of the biggest movies and TV series on the globe.
But it is his involvement with a humanitarian organization that could prove to be the most defining role of his life.
In December of 2010, Clooney helped launch the Satellite Sentinel Project. This project is aimed at bringing to light the human atrocities in Africa, namely Sudan.
DigitalGlobe satellites capture footage of possible threats to civilians, pending violence and detect razed villages in Sudan and South Sudan. These images are then made public to major press and activists via all the media platforms available today.
The Satellite Sentinel Project is the first sustained public effort to make threats to human life known, in real-time.
Clooney is no stranger to being spied on and talked about in public forums. From his viewpoint, he argues, why can’t he be the one with a 400-mile lens, taking pictures of wrongdoings and sticking them on the net? The man has a point and a very good one at that.
One can only applaud Clooney’s efforts in attempting to not only raise awareness about the issues in Sudan, but actively doing something that has never been done before. We congratulate you, Mr Clooney.