Syriana  

Posted by Big Gav

TreeHugger's Michael Richard and WorldChanging's Jamais Cascio both feature on the Participate.net site for the Oil Change campaign that accompanies the new movie "Syriana".

Participant Productions was created by Jeff Skoll, ex-President of eBay and now Philanthropic billionaire. "Our goal is to deliver compelling entertainment that will raise awareness about important social issues, educate audiences and inspire them to take action."

For more info on their last movies follow these links: Good Night, And Good Luck, the "media" movie with George Clooney, North Country, the "sexual harassment" movie with Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson, and Syriana, the soon to be released "oil" movie with George Clooney and Matt Damon. Each of these movies has a community website/blog where actors, producers, guest bloggers and regular visitors can post and discuss things related to the subject of the movie.

Today, Participate.net launches its campaign for Syriana: Oil Change. I will be guest-blogging there for the foreseeable future and I hope that some of our readers will take the plunge, create an account and participate. Participant Productions are doing good things and bringing important issues to the mainstream consciousness. I seriously encourage people to see their movies (bring friends).

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I tried to go to that website to see the trailer a couple of days ago and it crashed my computer. I don't know what happened but I'm afraid to go back to the site and try again.

No doubt you'll see the trailer in the cinemas pretty soon - its not all that long anyway, so you haven't missed out on much.

The clip played OK for me but I've got a fialy new and high spec machine...

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