The stars of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” came together to film a PSA about Ebola for the Ebola Survival Fund, with a focus on spreading knowledge and information over fear.
The short video opened with quick cuts of major U.S. news media sources covering the Ebola story in a frantic and rapid pace before breaking to a woman who was a survivor. It then presented hard numbers to show that America should not fear an outbreak of the virus as there have been only isolated incidents here, and these have been wholly contained.
Jeffrey Wright, Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, Mahershala Ali, Liam Hemsworth, and Julianne Moore were joined by Partners in Health founder Dr. Paul Farmer for the black-and-white PSA. While they didn’t shy away from the seriousness of the outbreak, which is the largest in history, they made it clear why it hasn’t been contained so successfully in West Africa. It has much to do with their lack of access to modern medical equipment, medicine, and even basic necessities like food.
“What would happen if you got Ebola?” Hutcherson asked Lawrence.
“I’d be fine,” she said.
“You have a lot of doctors,” Hutcherson agreed.