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Star Wars Wants You!

Your chance to appear in Episode 7 of the film sensation is now, as the production houses team up with UNICEF for a one-of-a-kind initiative.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a war took place among the stars that captured the hearts of millions and continues to do so until this day. Every year, thousands of fans dress up as characters from the movie, reenact scenes and dream of one day being part of the war. Well, good news wannabe Jedi! J.J Abrams, director of the upcoming Star Wars instalment, has announced a great new initiative that gives fans the chance to join the force. Star Wars: Force for Change is a collaboration between Disney, Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, and UNICEF and wants you to get involved.

From now until July 18th, Star Wars fans are encouraged to donate to UNICEF. For every $10 contribution made through the Omaze fundraising platform, eligible participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience of being cast as an extra in the seventh edition of the series.

"The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe,” said director Abrams. "We're thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII. We're even more excited that by participating in this campaign, Star Wars fans will be helping children around the world through our collaboration with UNICEF Innovation Labs and projects."

Adding to the excitement, Abrams decided to release a video promoting the initiative from the Abu Dhabi set, and gives a sneak to one of the aliens set to appear in the film. The initiative is a wonderful idea, and we highly suggest that you donate, as it only seems right to have a few Arab Jedi appear in galaxy that just so happens to be not that far away after all. If you don't want to do it for the force, then at the very least do it for the children.