Quotes: Clooney Brings Celebrity Status to Southern Sudan

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George Clooney conducts an interview in the southern Sudanese capital city of Juba. He is flanked by John Prendergast, left, an American analyst of African conflicts and the director of the ENOUGH campaign.

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“We are the anti-genocide paparazzi. We want them to enjoy the level of celebrity attention that I usually get.”

-GEORGE CLOONEY, actor and humanitarian, speaking about his recent charity efforts and frequent travels to Sudan. His work is calling attention to the plight of Southern Sudan in the lead-up to the region’s referendum for independence. Voting begins Sunday morning and will culminate at the end of the week. (via TIME)