Monday, July 04, 2005

"The Girl in the Cafe"

2:00 a.m. I missed the first few minutes, but what a wonderful movie!!

BBC: Africa Lives: The Girl in the Cafe introduction "The Girl in the Cafe is a tenderly funny and poignant love story for BBC ONE, commissioned as part of a range of programmes the BBC is making to celebrate Africa in 2005."

HBO: The Girl in the Cafe "He's a shy civil servant working for the British delegation to the 2005 G8 Summit. She's an alluring young woman he meets at a café - and invites to the Summit on a whim. Together, this unlikely couple might just change history. Written by award-winning screenwriter Richard Curtis. Directed by David Yates."

Update 10:20 PDST: In the real world- "Britain is confident of progress on its African agenda -- EU states have pledged to boost aid to 0.7 percent of national income by 2015 and 100 percent debt relief has been agreed for 18 of the world's poorest countries while Washington has promised to double aid to Africa, albeit from a low base.

But much of that money may not come through for 5 years, something aid agencies say will cost countless lives."

By the way, I read about the movie on The Obvious  and though I sent a trackback, I forgot to credit his brief post as giving me a heads up. Thanks, Euan.

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