Wednesday, June 13, 2007

  • Vanessa Redgrave Combines Lifelong Devotion to Acting and Political Involvement in New HBO Film "The Fever"


    The world-renowned actor Vanessa Redgrave joins us for the hour to talk about her new film "The Fever," premiering tonight on HBO. "The Fever" tells the story a wealthy European woman who is overcome by a sudden illness while visiting an impoverished, war-torn country, leading her to reflect on the privilege of the Western world in comparison to global poverty, violence and injustice. Vanessa Redgrave is one of the most famous of the Redgrave acting dynasty with a career that spans nearly 50 years. She has served as a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador and was a founding member of International Artists Against Racism. Along with her son Carlo Nero, director of "The Fever," Redgrave also talks about her lifelong dedication to political causes, including Kosovo, Palestine and global poverty.

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