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Alongside the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival, actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna have recorded a message asking that anyone who is able donate to their crowdfunding campaign following this week’s 7.1 earthquake in Mexico. Watch below.

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“As many of you know,” Bernal begins in the brief video, “the past 19th of September, a major earthquake struck Mexico at its core.” Luna then chimes in: “As of recent reports, 273 people have died. More than 100 people are still missing. They’re estimating that it’s hundreds of thousands of people that have lost everything.”

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“Already we have so much to be grateful for,” adds Bernal. “Across all divides, Mexican society has responded to this earthquake with powerful and inspiring solidarity. »


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