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Oscar Winner Matt Damon Talks About Water.org Campaign | TODAY


>>>HES ONE OF THE BIGGEST>>>HES ONE OF THE BIGGEST STARS IN HOLLYWOOD WITH AN STARS IN HOLLYWOOD WITH AN ACADEMY AWARD, TWO GOLDEN
GLOBES, WHOS COUNTING AND MORE GLOBES, WHOS COUNTING AND MORE
NOMINATIONS THAN WE CAN COUNT. NOMINATIONS THAN WE CAN COUNT. YOU KNOW WHO WERE TALKING
ABOUT.OW WHO WERE TALKING ABOUT. ITS MATT DAMON SITTING RIGHT ITS MATT DAMON SITTING RIGHT HERE. HERE. PRETTY SOON YOULL SEE MATT ON PRETTY SOON YOULL SEE MATT ON THE SMALL SCREEN FOR WATER.ORG. THE SMALL SCREEN FOR WATER.ORG. MATT IS THE CO FOUNDERFOUNDER GA
WHITE.S THE CO FOUNDERFOUNDER GA WHITE. FIRST OF ALL, MATT, CONDOLENCES
TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ON THEES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ON THE
LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED DAD. LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED DAD.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>THATS JUST ABOUT A MONTH
AGO, RIGHT?ST ABOUT A MONTH AGO, RIGHT?>>YEAH, IT WAS DECEMBER 14.>>YEAH, IT WAS DECEMBER 14. YOUR BELOVED DAD, NEVER AN EASY
THING.ELOVED DAD, NEVER AN EASY THING. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD
SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT?OPLE WOULD SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT?
I WOULD FORGIVE THIS MAN IF HE I WOULD FORGIVE THIS MAN IF HE
DIDNT COME OUT IN PUBLIC FOR A DIDNT COME OUT IN PUBLIC FOR A
COUPLE OF MONTHS AND JUST GRIEVE COUPLE OF MONTHS AND JUST GRIEVE
THE LOSS IN YOUR FAMILY, AND YET THE LOSS IN YOUR FAMILY, AND YET
HERE YOU GUYS ARE. HERE YOU GUYS ARE. YOU CAME FROM CALIFORNIA TODAY. YOU CAME FROM CALIFORNIA TODAY. YOURE UP. YOURE UP. YOURE TALKING TO US ABOUT THIS
INCREDIBLY — I MEAN, VERY, VERY INCREDIBLY — I MEAN, VERY, VERY
CRITICAL PROBLEM IN OUR WORLD CRITICAL PROBLEM IN OUR WORLD
TODAY. TODAY. I READ IN THE NEWSPAPER TODAY I READ IN THE NEWSPAPER TODAY CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA MAY BE CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA MAY BE THE FIRST CITY IN THE WORLD TO
RUN OUT OF WATER WITHIN 90 DAYS. RUN OUT OF WATER WITHIN 90 DAYS.
IS THAT WHAT GETS YOU UP IN THE IS THAT WHAT GETS YOU UP IN THE
MORNING AND GETS YOU TO OUR MORNING AND GETS YOU TO OUR
STUDIO? STUDIO?>>WELL, GARY HAS BEEN DOING>>WELL, GARY HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR 30 YEARS, AND WE JOINED THIS FOR 30 YEARS, AND WE JOINED FORCES WITH WATER.ORG IN 2009.
AND ITS REALLY THE — YOU KNOW, AND ITS REALLY THE — YOU KNOW,
ITS SUCH A MASSIVE PROBLEM, ITS SUCH A MASSIVE PROBLEM, CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION, ITS CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION, ITS SUCH A HUGE PROBLEM THAT ITS SUCH A HUGE PROBLEM THAT ITS HARD FOR US TO RELATE TO BECAUSE HARD FOR US TO RELATE TO BECAUSE WERE ONLY A FEW STEPS AWAY FROM
A CLEAN GLASS OF WATER –Y FROM A CLEAN GLASS OF WATER —
>>OR A CLEAN SHOWER, HOT>>OR A CLEAN SHOWER, HOT
SHOWER? SHOWER?>>EXACTLY.
WERE LOSING A MILLION CHILDREN WERE LOSING A MILLION CHILDREN
EVERY YEAR UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE EVERY YEAR UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE
FOR AN ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS FOR AN ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS
REASON. REASON. THEY CANT GET ACCESS TO CLEAN
WATER.ANT GET ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER. THEYRE DYING FROM THINGS OUR THEYRE DYING FROM THINGS OUR KIDS WOULD NEVER DIE FROM. KIDS WOULD NEVER DIE FROM. THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE BURDEN ON THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE BURDEN ON WOMEN AND GIRLS WHO HAVE TO WOMEN AND GIRLS WHO HAVE TO SCAVENGE FOR WATER. SCAVENGE FOR WATER. GIRLS ARENT GOING TO SCHOOL. GIRLS ARENT GOING TO SCHOOL. IT AFFECTS PEOPLE IN INCREDIBLE
WAYS.FECTS PEOPLE IN INCREDIBLE WAYS.>>I DONT THINK PEOPLE
UNDERSTAND ITS ALWAYS THE WOMEN UNDERSTAND ITS ALWAYS THE WOMEN
IN THESE TRIBAL SITUATIONS. IN THESE TRIBAL SITUATIONS.
THEY GO FOR FOUR HOURS SOMETIMES THEY GO FOR FOUR HOURS SOMETIMES
TO FIND WATER. TO FIND WATER.
>>IMAGINE IF YOUR DAY STARTED>>IMAGINE IF YOUR DAY STARTED
EVERY DAY NOT KNOWING WHERE EVERY DAY NOT KNOWING WHERE
YOURE GETTING YOUR WATER. YOURE GETTING YOUR WATER.
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS UNTIL YOU NOTHING ELSE MATTERS UNTIL YOU
GET THAT WATER. GET THAT WATER.
THATS WHY WERE HELPING THEM THATS WHY WERE HELPING THEM
GET THEIR TIME BACK. GET THEIR TIME BACK.
>>ITS NOT JUST DRINKING WATER,>>ITS NOT JUST DRINKING WATER,
ITS JUST ACCESS TO A TOILET. ITS JUST ACCESS TO A TOILET.
THEY DONT HAVE THAT AS WELL. THEY DONT HAVE THAT AS WELL.
>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>ARE WE MAKING INROADS?
ARE WE MAKING SOME PROGRESS? ARE WE MAKING SOME PROGRESS?
>>IN 2012, WE REACHED OUR FIRST>>IN 2012, WE REACHED OUR FIRST
MILLION PEOPLE, AND JUST LAST MILLION PEOPLE, AND JUST LAST
WEEK WE HIT 10 MILLION. WEEK WE HIT 10 MILLION.
SO WERE REACHING A MILLION SO WERE REACHING A MILLION
PEOPLE A QUARTER NOW, SO WERE PEOPLE A QUARTER NOW, SO WERE
SCALING UP. SCALING UP.
ITS GOING REALLY WELL. ITS GOING REALLY WELL.
ITS A MASSIVE, MASSIVE PROBLEM, ITS A MASSIVE, MASSIVE PROBLEM,
AND — BUT WE FEEL LIKE OUR PLAN AND — BUT WE FEEL LIKE OUR PLAN
BY 2022 IS TO HIT 60 MILLION. BY 2022 IS TO HIT 60 MILLION.
WITH THIS PARTNERSHIP THAT WERE WITH THIS PARTNERSHIP THAT WERE
DOING WITH STELLA ARTOIS, THIS DOING WITH STELLA ARTOIS, THIS
IS OUR FIRST YEAR WITH THEM. IS OUR FIRST YEAR WITH THEM.
THEYRE DOING THE SUPER BOWL AD THEYRE DOING THE SUPER BOWL AD
TO TOTALLY PROMOTE THIS, AND TO TOTALLY PROMOTE THIS, AND
THEY CAME UP WITH AN INCREDIBLE THEY CAME UP WITH AN INCREDIBLE
IDEA THAT SAYS IF YOU BUY A IDEA THAT SAYS IF YOU BUY A
12-PACK OF STELLA AND BRING IT 12-PACK OF STELLA AND BRING IT
TO THE STUDIO, YOURE PROVIDING TO THE STUDIO, YOURE PROVIDING
CHILDREN WITH WATER. CHILDREN WITH WATER.
YOULL NEVER MEET THE WOMAN AND YOULL NEVER MEET THE WOMAN AND
THE DRINK THAT YOURE BUYING HER THE DRINK THAT YOURE BUYING HER
IS CLEAN WATER FOR A YEAR. IS CLEAN WATER FOR A YEAR.
BUT THE IDEA IS THAT ITS A WAY BUT THE IDEA IS THAT ITS A WAY
TO ENGAGE KIND OF EVERYBODY. TO ENGAGE KIND OF EVERYBODY.
BECAUSE PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK US, BECAUSE PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK US,
HOW CAN I HELP AND HOW CAN I GET HOW CAN I HELP AND HOW CAN I GET
INVOLVED? INVOLVED? THIS IS A REALLY KIND OF THIS IS A REALLY KIND OF ACTIONABLE WAY. ACTIONABLE WAY. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE JUST YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE JUST BY — IF YOURE GOING TO BRING
BEER TO A SUPER BOWL PARTY, IF BEER TO A SUPER BOWL PARTY, IF
YOU BRING STELLA, YOURE YOU BRING STELLA, YOURE
ACTUALLY CHANGING SOMEONES ACTUALLY CHANGING SOMEONES
LIFE. LIFE.
IF YOU GO TIE BARO A BAR AND YOU IF YOU GO TIE BARO A BAR AND YOU
A STELLA, YOURE GIVING SOMEBODY A STELLA, YOURE GIVING SOMEBODY
CLEAN WATER FOR A MONTH. CLEAN WATER FOR A MONTH.
>>YOU CAN GO TO WATER.ORG AND>>YOU CAN GO TO WATER.ORG AND
LEARN ALL ABOUT IT AND LEARN HOW LEARN ALL ABOUT IT AND LEARN HOW
TO HELP WITH THE CAUSE. TO HELP WITH THE CAUSE.
WE WANT TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO BE WE WANT TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO BE
ABLE TO TAKE PART AND HAVE SOME ABLE TO TAKE PART AND HAVE SOME
ACTION TO TAKIN STEADE TAKE INS ACTION TO TAKIN STEADE TAKE INS
LEARNING ABOUT IT. LEARNING ABOUT IT.
>>IF WE DONT TAKE ACTION, WE>>IF WE DONT TAKE ACTION, WE
DONT CARE AS MUCH AS WE SHOULD. DONT CARE AS MUCH AS WE SHOULD.
>>ITS SO HARD TO RELATE WHEN>>ITS SO HARD TO RELATE WHEN
YOU TALK ABOUT CANCER OR AIDS — YOU TALK ABOUT CANCER OR AIDS —
>>ITS TOUCHED SOMEBODY YOU>>ITS TOUCHED SOMEBODY YOU
KNOW. KNOW.>>CLEAN WATER, WEVE NEVER
EXPERIENCED THAT, SO ITS HARD EXPERIENCED THAT, SO ITS HARD
FOR PEOPLE TO MAKE THAT THOUGHT FOR PEOPLE TO MAKE THAT THOUGHT
LEAP TO UNDERSTAND HOW BIG OF A LEAP TO UNDERSTAND HOW BIG OF A
PROBLEM THIS IS AND HOW MANY PROBLEM THIS IS AND HOW MANY
PEOPLE ITS AFFECTING. PEOPLE ITS AFFECTING.
>>JUST RECENTLY IN THE NEWS YOU>>JUST RECENTLY IN THE NEWS YOU
WERE CAUGHT UP IN SOMETHING WERE CAUGHT UP IN SOMETHING
THATS VERY MUCH IN THE THATS VERY MUCH IN THE
VERNACULAR OF OUR CONVERSATIONS VERNACULAR OF OUR CONVERSATIONS
THESE DAYS. THESE DAYS. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM THAT
WHOLE EXPERIENCE?RNED FROM THAT WHOLE EXPERIENCE?
>>BOY, THAT — WELL, I REALLY>>BOY, THAT — WELL, I REALLY
WISH I HAD LISTENED A LOT MORE WISH I HAD LISTENED A LOT MORE
BEFORE I WEIGHED IN ON THIS. BEFORE I WEIGHED IN ON THIS.
>>YOURE A GOOD LISTENER,>>YOURE A GOOD LISTENER,
THOUGH, MATT. THOUGH, MATT.
>>NOT IN THIS CASE.>>NOT IN THIS CASE.
I THINK ULTIMATELY WHAT IT IS I THINK ULTIMATELY WHAT IT IS
FOR ME IS THAT I DONT WANT TO FOR ME IS THAT I DONT WANT TO
FURTHER ANYBODYS PAIN WITH FURTHER ANYBODYS PAIN WITH
ANYTHING THAT I DO OR SAY. ANYTHING THAT I DO OR SAY.
SO FOR THAT IM REALLY SORRY, SO FOR THAT IM REALLY SORRY,
AND, YOU KNOW — LIKE TIMES UP, AND, YOU KNOW — LIKE TIMES UP,
A LOT OF THOSE WOMEN ARE MY DEAR A LOT OF THOSE WOMEN ARE MY DEAR
FRIENDS, AND I LOVE THEM AND FRIENDS, AND I LOVE THEM AND
RESPECT THEM AND SUPPORT WHAT RESPECT THEM AND SUPPORT WHAT
THEYRE DOING AND WANT TO BE A THEYRE DOING AND WANT TO BE A
PART OF THAT CHANGE AND WANT TO PART OF THAT CHANGE AND WANT TO
GO ALONG FOR THE RIDE, BUT I GO ALONG FOR THE RIDE, BUT I
SHOULD GET IN THE BACKSEAT AND SHOULD GET IN THE BACKSEAT AND
CLOSE MY MOUTH FOR A WHILE. CLOSE MY MOUTH FOR A WHILE.
>>WELL, A LOFTT OF US LIKE WHEN>>WELL, A LOFTT OF US LIKE WHEN
YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH, ESPECIALLY YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH, ESPECIALLY
FOR THINGS LIKE WATER.ORG. FOR THINGS LIKE WATER.ORG.
IM GOING TO GO BUY SOME STELLA. IM GOING TO GO BUY SOME STELLA.
IM GOING TO BUY A LADY A DRINK. IM GOING TO BUY A LADY A DRINK.
>>THERES A PARTY AS WELL.>>THERES A PARTY AS WELL.
>>DID SOMEBODY SAY PARTY?>>DID SOMEBODY SAY PARTY?
>>STELLA IS GOING TO LET US>>STELLA IS GOING TO LET US
GIVE 1 IS00 PEOPLE FREE BEER, AN GIVE 1 IS00 PEOPLE FREE BEER, AN
THE HOPE IS THEYLL PAY IT THE HOPE IS THEYLL PAY IT
FORWARD AND BUY BEER FOR SOMEONE FORWARD AND BUY BEER FOR SOMEONE
ELSE. ELSE.>>WHERE CAN THEY BE A PART OF
THAT?ERE CAN THEY BE A PART OF THAT?>>WE MIGHT JUST BE YANKING THEM>>WE MIGHT JUST BE YANKING THEM OFF THE STREET. OFF THE STREET.>>GREAT TO SEE YOU.

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Comments
  • True Matt, USA children are dying from the poisons put in processed foods.
    Society should also understand that not even USA water is truly clean. It is tested with chemicals that our bodies absorb and quite possibly be the source where cancer comes from. (Just a theory)
    But I am glad that Matt and Mr White are doing what they can to help others. 😉

  • https://youtu.be/mJXxOi_2RjQ this is a dance performance called “Water Wars” this was created out of this very conversation five years ago. Thank you Today and Matt Damon for illuminating people to this problem. Blessings! 🙏

  • Yo Marky Mark's really kicking it. But he forgot to say you know I'm saying you know I'm saying like a million times

  • So basically Matt Damon just told Ben and Casey Affleck that they are on their own and I'm not taking anymore heat for standing up for you guys…..gotcha

  • Having an opinion that even slightly goes against raging feminist finger pointing, you'll be accused of 'helping sexual abuse'

    Guilty until proven innocent; What a world we live in these days.

  • So the bad men in Hollywood ruin women's careers if they don't do what they want and now the feminists are trying to ruin Matt Damon's career unless he does what they want.

  • Sorry, guys, Africa is beyond help anyway. While you help one person to have clean water for a month somewhere in Africa, a hundred new babies are born at the exact same place, and they will all need water, too. That's just not sustainable.

  • NBC announced that Katie Couric will host the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. No doubt Katie Couric would sympathize with illegal alien Dreamers and their so called plight, yet she will take a few dollars to wax poetic on the wonders of South Korea and its culture while ignoring the fact that the country has over 40,000 restaurants and venues that serve dog meat rendered from a horrific 2 billion dollar a year dog meat trade.

  • After Aziz Ansari incident, many, many women are saying the EXACT same thing Matt warned about. He is lame to apologize and shows just how unappealing his brand of liberalism is. You don't get a voice unless you're one of the special group? What country do you live in Matt. Insane.

  • This water.org sends out the message that people in the third world are so stupid they can't fix a handpump or build an outhouse. Take a look at the one page balance sheet on their website. It's all salaries, travel expenses and "donations to related grant programs". Noothing is spent on watermains, etc.

  • Screw south africa. Filthy aids ridden s* hole. They sing about killing white farmers and murder whole families. Let them crash and burn.

  • Why does he have to sit in the back and keep his mouth shut? Men are literally being treated like blacks before the 1960's Civil Rights Movement. "Sit in the back of the bus and SHUT UP! Leave the politics to women!" Watch Bill Maher's piece about Matt Damon's situation. He calls it "distinction deniers."

  • i would like to see the stats on stellars bought v;s clean water for a month. this guy is a joke stealing money from poor people with NGO FRAUD!

  • Loool she sounded sooo infatuated when she said ‘you’re a good listener though matt’ and then ‘a lot of us like it when you open your mouth’

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