Directed by: Andrew Huang
Produced by: Michael Catucci, Sean Lee, Elis Ortiz
Distributed by: MTV
Running Time: 22:10 minutes
The moving diary of Angelina Jolie and Dr Jeffrey Sachs while visiting some projects in Africa that make a real difference in combatting poverty. Their visits illustrate not only the necessity but also the feasability of the UN's Millennium Development Goals, agreed on by all the member states in 2000.
As the forum where the voice of all nations - great and small - can be raised and heard the UN (minus the Security Council) is the hope for the world and must be the agency through which all major international problems will be resolved.
The documentary was filmed in 2000 and had a small release at first but was released again in 2005 to coincide with a UN summit in New York on meeting the millennium development goals. Dr Jeffrey Sachs is an UN adviser and economist whom Angelina got to know in her work for UNHCR.
Angelina Jolie, Dr Jeffrey Sachs
"Africa is beautiful, marvellous, smart people, strong people, strong country and has a potential to be so much. I’d love to see Africa flourish. It’s magnificent and it has so much hope, so much possibility.”
- Angelina Jolie
"We are at a unique threshold in human history, where the crisis we face in Africa is matched only by our degree of hope that we can and will be a force for positive change. I'm certain the stories in this special will inspire viewers the same way these experiences have inspired me, and I'm hopeful that increased awareness of the issues in Africa will bring about a new wave of progress and activism among young people everywhere."
- Angelina Jolie
"Angelina wouldn't take any money and said she was going to come back and help the refugees. Fair play to her, she came back. Every single thing she said she'd do she did. She's the real deal."
- David McCourt, after meeting Angelina Jolie in Tanzania