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Throwback Thursday: Mia Farrow and the Darfur Olympics

In the Summer of 2008, we accompanied Mia Farrow to Darfuri refugee camps on the Chad-Sudan border. As the Beijing Olympics were about to start, we looked to bring attention to the ongoing violence in Darfur and the positive role China could have in stopping it—but we also wanted to show the beauty of the people and the uncrushable spirit of the children. Mia is amazing. She walks the walk. In a camp that is at the edge of the Sahara, with temperatures hovering around 110 degrees, she was tireless. She walked the camp and listened to story after story, connecting with other mothers in the most basic of ways: love for their children, all children, and the passionate will to protect them.

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