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Ben Affleck: Gimme Shelter!

Ben Affleck: Gimme Shelter!

Ben Affleck speaks about the new short film he directed, Gimme Shelter, at the United Nations Headquarters on Wednesday (December 17) in New York City.

The four-minute documentary highlights humanitarian issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“We made this film in order to focus attention on the humanitarian crisis in the DRC at a time when too much of the world is indifferent or looking the other way,” said Ben. “The suffering and loss we’ve all seen first-hand is staggering – it is beyond belief.”

He also poked fun at Angelina Jolie, UNHCR‘s most visible spokesperson: “UNHCR needs to find a Goodwill Ambassador who can get some sort of press attention.”

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31 Responses to “Ben Affleck: Gimme Shelter!”

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  1. 1
    s. Says:

    Love him. Someone who has always done good deeds, been a humanitarian without it being to gain publicity. Way to go, Benji.

  2. 2
    gay power living Says:

    It’s so nice to see him using his celebrity influence to bring exposure as to the what is happening in the Congo. It’s a disaster soon to become another Darfur if the world does not take action.

  3. 3
    Hmmmm Says:

    That’s all well and good, but:

    Why is he everywhere on the other side of the world when his wife is about to pop?

    And, why does he looks like he’s lost 30 pounds ala when Carson first became tanorexic?

  4. 4
    Luiz Rampelotto Says:

    Hey .. I Have More Photos Here..
    http://pa.photoshelter.com/c/hotnycnews/gallery-show/G0000MD1dTzwpJAc/

    Luiz

  5. 5
    Lol Says:

    So obvious looking to be a ambassador.He should be with his wife.

  6. 6
    Shut up Says:

    SHUT UP BEN

  7. 7
    shammy Says:

    If Benny boy ever needs shelter, I would love to help him. lol

    Ben is the ONE leader who can help with direction for these people in such an unfortunate situation. He makes me proud and blush at the same time for being such a beautiful person. You are lighting it up Ben!!!

    Hopefully, help from others across the globe is on the way and PEACE will cover this land soon. PEACE DAY on Sept. 21st!!! Please join this cause with your support.

    Love the smiles and wish much love to him and his familia.

  8. 8
    CLINIQUA Says:

    He’s such a poseur. I think he thinks he can do a short film and then slide into a UN position. He sees his buddy doing great philanthropic things (Damon) and all the other A-listers, and knows he’s coming in late to the whole thing, so he says, ‘Hey! I’ll go ride Angelina’s wake…’ It just seems so obviously not genuine to me.

  9. 9
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  10. 10
    ticksy Says:

    Gimme Shelter from this gay ass queerball Jared!!

  11. 11
    gschock Says:

    so fake….

  12. 12
    Adoring Fan Says:

    So much hate for such a beautiful man. Don’t hate…Congratulate. Kudos Ben…you’re the man! Now get back home before that baby drops lol. Best wishes to the family.

  13. 13
    gerard Vandenberg Says:

    They only sell DILDO’S, ben!!

  14. 14
    sabrina Says:

    Is that all that Ben Affleck could come up with only 4 minutes of film on a war and suffering that has been going on for many years, how insincere and self serving and what an insult to the suffering of the people in the Congo.

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    dianad1968 Says:

    Why does every loser in Hollywood use Angie’s name to get media attention?

  16. 16
    How odd Says:

    So Angie’s people are bashing other actors who actually care and want to bring attention to humanitarian crisis.
    Ben- you are doing a great job. Keep it up.

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    Jenny Says:

    4 minutes is not a documentary it’s a coke commercial and 4 visits hardly qualifies Affleck to be posturing at the UN like some sort of savior of the Congo. When Ben starts walking the talk and puting his time and money where his big fat ego is then I will be the first to say well done unti it’s all arrogance and posturing, jumping on the celebrity charity bandwagon…Clooney did it first with his documentary on Dafur and was so much better, Angelina Jolie has been working for the UN for the past 10 years, Brad Bitt is helping bring shelter to many in New Orleans by building houses for people to live in, Bono has worked in refugee camps and was campaigning for Africa and what has Affleck done made a freakin 4 minute doco. Boo hoo Affleck.

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    jenny Says:

    Four minutes is not a documentary it’s a coke commercial. It’s all bout Ben Affleck, it’s always about Ben he always has to be center of attention wherever his goes and whatever he does. Affleck has never walked the talk it’s all about his ego and publicity. Bono has been working on African issues for years and has spent his time working in refugee camps, Angelina Jolie has been working for refugees for over 10 years, Brad Pitt has built houses in New Orleans and George Clooney made a documentary on Darfur..and what exactly has Ben Affleck done, 4 short visits to the Congo and a freakin 4 minute film. Boo Hoo Ben.

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    Jen the Hag Says:

    How odd @ 12/18/2008 at 3:07 am So Angie’s people are bashing other actors who actually care and want to bring attention to humanitarian crisis.
    Ben- you are doing a great job. Keep it up.
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    uhhuhmm like Ben was not dissing Angelina Jolie when he said “UNHCR needs to find a Goodwill Ambassador who can get some sort of press attention.” He’s a johnny come lately wanna be humanitarian and he got a nerve to poke fun at what Angelina has been doing for the past 10 years?? He should at least study first and research and do REALLY, REALLY WORK on refugees before poking fun at what AJ’s been doing for the past years.

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    bea Says:

    Only forur minutes is enough for center the attention in this problem.

    http://benaffleck.spainforos.com/index.php

  21. 21
    teri Says:

    I don’t find him insulting Angelina, he’s just joking. Everyone knows that Angelina is a very popular spokesperson and brings much wanted attention to world crises. I commend Ben for stepping up, wish more would follow in Angelinas lead.

  22. 22
    Christy Says:

    Ben *wishes* he could get *half* the attention Angelina Jolie does. Won’t happen anymore, Ben, your time is up!

  23. 23
    andamentothat Says:

    coat tail rider.. get in line.. Why does everyone have to use Ange’s name? Do something on your own steam. I get it, you want to get some sort of political coverage – Perhaps when Ted Kennedy retires, you can run for that senate seat Ben.

    Good that you are able to direct a 4 min documentary on the people of Congo and are able to compare yourself to Angelina. There are others too, why dont you compare yourself to the unnamed unsung heroes.. but that wouldnt help your cause would it.. You want the publicity not for the people of Congo or Darfur but for yourself..

  24. 24
    Janeway Says:

    Wow! I am shocked by the level of venom expressed by some of the posters. Who do you people think you are? Ben is a rich actor/director who could sit on his ass and count his money. Instead he is out trying to use his celebrity to help others. We have it so good in this country and most people are out for themselves, why are we not admiring this person for making a short film to try to draw attention to people who are suffering in this world? And since when can people not tell when someone is joking? This is not a contest between actors about who does more. This is a good person trying to do good in the world-let’s all applaud that!

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    xidai Says:

    Surprisingly see so many hates from those did nothing to a guy actually did something.

    Very interesting, they even can’t bear a joke.

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