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.