The Cinema for Peace foundation which “promotes worldwide peace and understanding through the support of cinematographic works” held a gala event tonight attended by Thandie and her husband Ol Parker. The foundation awarded Ben Affleck it’s humanitarian award for the work done by the Eastern Congo Initiative, which Affleck established to create a sustainable and successful society in Eastern Congo through local and community-based approaches. Prior award recipients include Sean Penn and Angelina Jolie.
Thandie has long been an ardent supporter of V-Day in fighting violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most recently, she made an appearance at the Hope Rising concert to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation which is dedicated to “turning the tide of AIDS in Africa.” You can read about this in my previous posts on ‘ V-Day‘ and ‘Stephen Lewis Foundation‘
Video clip of Thandie and Ol arriving (credit- youtube):