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Ethiopia and Rwanda visits
  • After completing filming of the Untitled Mandela Project in late April, Matt and the team from OneXOne visited sites in Ethiopia and Rwanda. Matt met with Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, and visited a Millennium Village, hospitals and clinics in Rwanda in support of OneXOne's partnership with Partners in Health (Boston) and Sick Kids Hospital (Toronto). In Ethiopia they visited clean water sites outside Mekele and a new well sponsored in part by OneXOne and H20Africa/Water Partners. Photos and details from OneXOne, with more photos and videos at the site.

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    Caption from site: Matt visits a well outside Mekele, Ethiopia, as part of a fact-finding trip to Ethiopia and Rwanda. In his right hand he holds a bottle of regular water, in his left is a bottle of dirty water local children here drink everyday.

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    Caption: The OneXOne team visits a school in session in Myange, Rwanda. Attendance rates here have reached 96% since the school instituted a lunch program.

  • Amy Ryan discussed a possible release date for Green Zone:

    Ryan: Then this other project that I made a while ago will be out this fall is a big action thriller called 'Green Zone' with Matt Damon. I think that'll be out by the end of Christmas or sometime around there.

  • Joe Jonas of The Jonas Brothers described Matt as the nicest celebrity he's met in an interview at MyKindaPlace.

    Question: And the nicest?

    Joe Jonas: Matt Damon. He was so nice, he even prayed before we went on stage with us, and just hung out with us and stuff. He was so cool.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Thank you for the news!

    I'll be the first to comment on how great the news and the pictures are and how much I look forward to reviewing this site. Thanks!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thank you for the news!

    Thanks for the comment! Nice to see someone's out there. I thought the photos and videos were great. Matt's doing good.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thank you for the news!

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    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 4th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thank you for the news!

    I'm still here. I lurk! And still very much appreciate this brilliant site. Jan
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Traveling interstate, but here's an update:

    'The Untitled Mandela Project' is now called 'Invictus'.


    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)


    First class title, first class poem, first class cast, and first class sleuthing.
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