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  • There's a new AP story here. (But Matt was not scouting locations in the April visit...)

    Matt Damon Stumps For Clean Water In Africa

    LOS ANGELES (October 17, 2006) -- Matt Damon went to the Sahara Desert to scout locations for a movie about long-distance runners. But when he got there, he took on another project: helping bring clean water to Africa.

    Damon and the production team behind the upcoming documentary "Running the Sahara" created a charity to accompany their filmmaking expedition in Africa, which gets under way this month.

    During his preliminary visit to the continent, Damon, 36, said he "saw firsthand the effects of one of the largest public health issues of our time -- the world water crisis which is at its worst in Africa."

    H2OAfrica aims to raise awareness about Africa's water needs and support clean-water programs.

    "Running the Sahara" is a documentary that will follow three ultra-marathoners as they attempt to become the first people to run across the Sahara Desert, which spans six countries. Along the way, the film's crew will identify locations in particular need of clean water so H2OAfrica can target its efforts. Damon will narrate the film. No release date has been scheduled.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 18th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    No Photos

    He is shooting TBU, yet there was only one set of photos from the set and that too was long ago. Why the news about him are always so slow? I mean its good for him but its soo bad for us :-((((
    I know that you dont post other's blog entries but can you kindly tell me what blogs to search and where can i see some photos taken by those who have been there at the shooting? Thanks.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 18th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: No Photos

    You can find the blog search engines through any general search.

    I think they've now moved production to Madrid, so there should be more photos.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 18th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Hi, have not posted in a while - been away in London and just got back the other night and could not get on a computer.
    But just to to thanks for the updates that you have done, read them all now i'm up to date :) but thanks - appreciated.

    sonnenschein308 From: sonnenschein308 Date: October 19th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)


    hi mattdamoncolumn,
    I e-mailed you yesterday with a question about Matt for a stupid paper I need to do did you get it?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 19th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: e-mail

    Sorry, no (but I have no access to my home computer at the moment due to modem failure). If it looked like spam (and I didn't know it was coming), I probably would have deleted it.

    Can you make it a really obvious title and re-send it?

    Or you can re-post the question here and I won't make the comment public.
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