09/27/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
San Francisco – Facebook reportedly played an integral part in the release of documentary filmmaker Michealene Risley from an African jail. As reported by AFP, the social networking site will now become an outlet for her in raising awareness about the problems related to AIDS and rape in the documentary “Tapestries of Hope” which she was filming in Zimbabwe at the time of her arrest.
Marian Heath, who works on policy and safety initiatives at Facebook, is quoted in the report as stating of the film, “It’s become common for someone to find a long-lost friend, former love or missing pet on Facebook but this is the first time we heard of Facebook getting someone released from jail… We thought it would interest Facebook employees to know that what they are working on can make a real difference to people in the world.”
More information about the project may be found by visiting freshwaterspigot.com and a “Tapestries of Hope” page on Facebook.
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