Madonna Places Finishing Touches On New Malawi Film
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.