US actor Sean Penn has held a fundraiser at the Cannes Film Festival to raise money for survivors of the Haiti earthquake.
More than 200,000 people were killed in the 2010 disaster and millions more were displaced.
Hollywood favourites Ben Stiller, Ewan McGregor and Gerald Butler turned up for Penn’s benefit dinner. Guests were treated to performances from Haitian dancers and musicians. Among the items up for auction was a meet and greet with U2’s Bono.
Oscar winning Penn, who has spent a lot of time raising awareness about the earthquake’s devastation, has slammed world leaders for abandoning the country.
He called on US President Barack Obama to meet Haiti’s new leader to discuss further aid projects.
The charity night raised 1.3 million euros.
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