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Earthquake Reduction Fundraiser

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal are each outstanding figures within the movie business taking up various roles as actors, producers and administrators. Nevertheless, Luna and Bernal’s partnership extends past movie and into serving to folks of their native nation. Their earthquake aid fundraiser gained consideration when Luna appeared on Conan recalling his expertise in Mexico throughout the Puebla earthquake and asserting their catastrophe aid marketing campaign.

Collectively as companions, they based a Mexican movie manufacturing firm known as Canana Movies. Alongside together with his profitable movie profession, TIME acknowledged Bernal as a part of the High 100 Most Influential Folks in 2016.Their filmography is intensive with many Hispanic-inspired movies resembling Luna’s “Soiled Dancing: Havana Nights” and Bernal’s “Coco.” Luna was nominated for and gained a number of MTV film awards in addition to a number of others. His most up-to-date blockbusters are “Rogue One”, enjoying Cassian Andor, and “Narcos: Mexico”. Gael Garcia Bernal, his counterpart, is simply as embellished with nominations for a BAFTA Award in 2005 and a Golden Globe in 2016. 

A Transient Historical past

In the course of the Mexico Metropolis earthquake on September 19, 1985, an estimated 10,000 folks had been killed and greater than 3,000 buildings broken. The earthquake left town with out electrical energy, which resulted in a shutdown of public transit, site visitors lights or communication strategies. The aid efforts for this earthquake had been led by native residents who tried to rescue folks from the rubble and redistribute sources.

Though most of Mexico Metropolis has recovered and revamped to turn out to be a vacationer attraction, adjoining areas to the metropolitan had been nonetheless affected by poverty, leaving residents with out public transportation, clear water and healthcare. A grassroots group known as “damnificados” or “victims” emerged, centered on serving to reconstruct the infrastructure of poverty-stricken areas, inspiring different group to stand up and assist. The 1985 earthquake was a wake-up name, exposing the financial disparity in Mexico Metropolis.

Puebla Earthquake Catastrophe

Coincidentally on September 19, 2017, one other large earthquake hit Mexico Metropolis whereas Luna was current. He recollected buildings collapsing and other people working in direction of the destruction to attempt to rescue remaining folks or pets. Luna remembered the catastrophe to be “scary and devastating,” just like his expertise of the 1985 earthquake in Mexico.

Luna, in his interview with Conan, described Mexico as a rustic that wanted its residents to return collectively due to the shortage of presidency funding and assist. Luna and Bernal, in solidarity with their nation, created a platform for folks all over the world to donate and assist. The earthquake aid fundraiser was channeled by way of Omaze,  an internet fundraising platform. By means of Omaze,and Ambulante, a non-profit documentary movie pageant they created to boost consciousness, they raised cash to assist this trigger.

With assist from Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal’s earthquake aid fundraiser in addition to different aid organizations, resembling UNICEF, Mexico Metropolis was in a position to rebuild houses, hospitals and faculties. Luna and Bernal’s visibility as celebrities helped increase worldwide consciousness for Mexico Metropolis’s vulnerability to earthquakes and fund greater than half one million {dollars} that went on to the victims affected.

– Angela Dong
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