Last night I attended a screening at American University of a new documentary film, “When the Night Comes.” Directed by Bobby Bailey (who you may know through his work with Invisible Children), the film follows Bobby and two friends as they learn about malaria when traveling through northern Uganda meeting mothers, youth, health workers, and children who are all affected by this disease. The film is incredibly compelling – funny at times and tragic at others – but most importantly I walked away feeling inspired and hopeful that we can come together and work to end malaria deaths by 2015.
“When the Night Comes” will soon be available on the Nothing But Nets Store, but you can watch the film trailer at www.WhenTheNightComes.com.
I talked to several students after the screening, and it is clear that the film’s main message had hit home: now is the time to take action. The UN Foundation and Nothing But Nets are working with Bobby Bailey and his team to reach youth across the country and invite this powerful generation to join us in the Sleep Out to End Malaria on April 24, 2010 – a moment when we will unite to commit to save lives through malaria prevention — and call on world leaders to do the same.
Join the Movement: Sign up to Sleep Out to End Malaria on April 24 by creating a NET-Raiser Team, and show world leaders you are committed to saving lives! We are United Against Malaria!