by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

When not recording some new tracks with Justin Timberlake or defending her carbon footprint woes to the press, Madonna has been busy putting the finishing touches on a new film about the country of Malawi.

The singer adopted son David Banda (amidst controversy) from the African country late last year and was immediately inspired to start shooting a small film to shed some light on the woes faced by people there. From the article,

Her spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg tells The Scoop, ‘She’s been working on it for a year. Very intense. And profoundly sad – not for the faint of heart. She did an amazing job, I must say.’”

We have no idea where the film will wind up or if Madonna will align the message with a humanitarian group or her own initiative in the country. We can confirm that she alone financed the more than $1 million it cost to produce the shoot; so the effort she’s putting behind its development is commendable. We’ll drop you more as we hear it, but for some background on her involvement, have a look at this great Time article from August 2006.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.rozedwards.co.uk Roz Edwards

    I have been hearing of this film for some time now and am really looking forward to seeing it. I spend my time between Malawi and the UK and really get a sense of Madonna’s compassion towards the children of Malawi.

  • didier

    What I always admire in Madonna’s actions is her determination to reach her goals; her Malawi’s work is an act of love and compassion. Didier, Brussels, Belgium.

  • http://http//hzidana.tripod.com hastings

    Its nice to have publicity, she deserves a red carpet.