by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes
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During his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Ryan Gosling took the opportunity  to talk about his recent trip to the eastern Congo. The actor discussed how some of the everyday products we have in our homes are the reason behind one of the biggest wars in the world.

Gosling said, “In our cell phones and our computers and in our ipods there are these minerals, minerals that come from the Congo and our consumption of these products is fueling one of the worst wars in the world. We want our products conflict free.”

The 30-year-old actor plugged the organization Raise Hope For Congo and urged Jimmy Kimmel‘s viewers to visit the site and send letters to companies that use the minerals at the heart of the conflict.

During his trip the star met with civil society organizations, human rights defenders and survivors. He even took footage of the people and places, with the plan to cut it together and share some of what he has seen with the world. If you watch the video below, you’ll see some adorable footage of a little girl dancing. Gosling even tries to get the audience to emulate the dance moves.

Being ever modest, when Kimmel said that “Most actors only care about themselves,” Gosling replied, “I just did it for the applause.”

Well, I’m certainly clapping my hands! Check out the clip below.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Sonia

    That little girl was adorable. I laughed my butt off at the dance move! You gotta give her props for being so unique:)