G8 – act now

Lawrence (Bill Nighy), at the G8 in the Girl In The Cafe
Lawrence (Bill Nighy), at the G8 in the Girl In The Cafe

The Girl In The Cafe was made in 2005 as a part of the makepovertyhistory.org campaign. The film got broadcasted just before the G8 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the Russian Federation. Together, those countries represent 66.5% of the world economy) meeting in Scotland, and a fictional G8 meeting is big part of the film.

This year the G8 meeting is going to be helt in St. Petersburg in July. A lot of promises were made at the previous G8 meeting. And to make sure those powerful people keep their promises, Sir Bob asks you to send President Putin an email. To remind him to keep Africa on the agenda. If they do, 4 million lives a year could be saved by 2010. If they don’t, many millions will die of preventable disease and hunger.

As Sir Bob writes:
It’s not rock n roll. It’s poverty.

It’s not glamour or celebrity. It’s death and disease.

It’s not Bob and Bono. It’s you and it’s them.

It’s us.

Thank you.
Bob Geldof

I’m sure Bill does approve too.

It would be a total joke, having this website – loving the film this much and not asking you to signup.

So : All it takes is filling out your name and email address, and press send. That’s not too much trouble is it ?

Related links:
One – the campaign to make poverty history
(yes Bono is there, but so is Brat, and Liam, and Tom, and Jamie and Antonio, and Orlando, and George, and Mos Def, and well they are all there.)
Live8.com – maybe you should see this clip too