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Can Viral Power Help Haiti’s Cholera Victims Get Justice?

Anastasia Moloney,  AlertNet News June 16, 2012 A child receiving treatment for cholera is seen at a centre run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince November 27, 2011. REUTERS/Swoan Parker An American filmmaker is hoping to use the power of viral video to raise awareness about Haiti’s cholera epidemic in much the same way the surprise Internet sensation Kony 2012 got the world talking about the plight of child soldiers under Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. If David Darg’s award-winning documentary, “Baseball in the time of Cholera”, gets even a fraction of the 100 million hits the Kony video received, there could soon be a lot more people demanding action on Haiti’s epidemic. Darg’s hard-hitting film aims to heap public pressure on the United Nations to take responsibility for the outbreak which began in October 2010 and continues today. It […]

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