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Forest Whitaker: “I seek the light of each individual”


MAINTENANCE – The famous actor is in Paris to participate in the Unesco Peace Forum. Its humanitarian foundation, created ten years ago, is launching a development project in Seine-Saint-Denis.

Forest Whitaker, the unforgettable on-screen incarnation of Charlie Parker and Lee Daniels’ film ‘Butler’, is in Paris to participate in the Paris Peace Forum and the celebration of UNESCO’s 75th anniversary. “Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation”. Founder ten years ago of the NGO Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, he is now launching a development project in Seine-Saint-Denis. His organization, which trains young people from areas affected by exclusion, violence and even armed conflicts, in mediation and conflict resolution techniques, is present in eight countries and has already reached 1.5 million young people in suburbs of Los Angeles in South Sudan. In an exclusive interview, the famous African-American artist, very committed to the battle against racial discrimination in America, tells us how in his profession as an actor, as in his humanitarian activity, he seeks to touch the “foundation” and “the

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