A potent look at civil war in Sudan, "Madina's Dream" provides eyewitness reportage of an ongoing, lesser-sung African regional/ethnic conflict.
The producers of “The Good Lie” said they made the harrowing drama to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan. They’re doing more than just shining a light on the war-torn region. They’re…
When it comes to causes, Hollywood is engaged. But look for celebs to grapple with an unexpected issue next: wrestling.
Reese Witherspoon is in talks to topline indie drama "The Good Lie" with Philippe Falardeau ("Monsieur Lazhar") directing from Margaret Nagle's screenplay.
The Sandy Hook massacre Dec. 14 captured headlines in South Africa. But for that country and the rest of the continent, tales of horrific violence are nothing new. Many African nations — with their…
Photojournalists who brave war zones are a different breed, and their fearlessness and willingness to put themselves in the line of fire serves as the spine of "Witness," four HBO documentaries…
The general public seems to think showbiz people are shallow and self-absorbed. Frequently that's true -- let's compare notes sometime! -- but many individuals and companies are caring and generous.
Nothing But Nets -- a campaign of the Ted Turner-founded U.N. Foundation -- boasts impressive numbers: The org has helped cut malaria fatalities nearly in half, having distributed 1 million mosquito…
Life is often absurd, which explains how I went directly from a refugee camp near the South Sudan border to the Cannes Film Festival.
Marc Forster's "Machine Gun Preacher" is a blunt, morally confused portrait of Sam Childers, the Philadelphia ex-con who found Jesus and has since devoted his life to rescuing children in war-torn…
The celebrations ran deep into the night in Juba, the capital of the newly independent South Sudan, after the country declared its independence July 9.