Casey Affleck ‘amazed’ by the racism in AustraliaMarch 5th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Mar 5 (ANI): Casey Affleck said that he was so amazed by seeing racism in Australia that he was inspired to do something about it.
After seeing the plight of Australian Aborigines, the Oscar-nominated actor was inspired to raise awareness of struggling indigenous cultures in a new television series called 4 Real.
“We drove from Sydney out to Alice Springs and kind of all around the outback, and I was amazed at how much it was like the old wild west in America,” The Daily Telegraph quoted him, as saying.
“This was just in the 1990s, and there was little wooden signs nailed to the trees on the outside of town that would say ‘Abo’s go around’ and I just couldn’t believe that kind of stuff still existed, he added.
The 32-year-old, whose brother is actor Ben Affleck, said he signed up to 4 Real to help turn the spotlight on some neglected communities.
Series producer Josh Thome said they were considering filming an episode in Australia in the second series. (ANI)
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