VIDEO: Ryan Gosling's Latest Heroism Takes Him to Congo
After breaking up street fights and saving British journalists from oncoming New York taxicabs, it's time for Ryan Gosling to take his hero act global. The actor has teamed with activist/author John Prendergast to further raise awareness of the ongoing human rights crisis in Congo, helping produce a series of videos documenting "amazing lives in a place the world has left for dead." And perhaps the best part, according to Gosling and Prendergast? "[W]e're not in it."
The actor and activist share the background today at Huffington Post:
On our second trip together to Africa last Thanksgiving, we decided to go to the place where the deadliest war in the world was occurring: the Congo. The entire time we were there, we traveled with an extraordinary Congolese guy named Fidel Bafilemba. His video profile is the first in a new video series being launched by the Enough Project, called I Am Congo.
Most of the stories we hear about Congo are of rape, conflict, and exploitation. Those stories are real and we saw plenty of evidence of them.
But that's not the whole story of Congo. Watching our friend Fidel's video profile helps expand the story of Congo beyond its pain, and highlights what Congolese people all over are doing to create a better future for their country.
Enjoy said video profile below, and check out more from I Am Congo here.