"Ebola: Waiting" is a star-studded call for action

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Matt Damon: features in the film directed by Mike Christie
Matt Damon: features in the film directed by Mike Christie

Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman are among the celebrities appearing in a new film urging global leaders to do something about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa

The One Campaign, the poverty and health advocacy group co-founded by U2 frontman Bono, has created a short video demanding that politicians do more to fight the spread of Ebola.

"Ebola: Waiting," available on YouTube, was produced by Irresistible Films and directed by Mike Christie. The copywriters were The One Campaign’s Roxanne Philson and Meagan Bond.

Celebrities in the two-and-a-half-minute video include Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Thandie Newton, Connie Britton, Vincent Cassel, Ellie Goulding, John Oliver, Akon, Will Ferrell, Tiesto, Bono, Per Mertesacker, Danai Gurira, Ben Affleck and Angelique Kidjo.

Also in the video are Liberian health-care workers Dr. J Soka Moses and Louise Gaye.

The One Campaign has also created an online response tracker, bringing together information such as the amount of money that has been pledged to fight the disease and the number of health professionals working in the affected countries.

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