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Mia Farrow gives Darfur research items to UConn

US actress Mia Farrow, Ambassador of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), addresses journalists after her return from a three-day visit to Democratic Republic of Congo, during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Dec 15, 2008. (Salvatore Di Nolfi)

October 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actress and activist Mia Farrow said she donated items from her advocacy in Sudan's Darfur region to the University of Connecticut.

Farrow, who lives in Connecticut, told The Hartford Courant that the items document songs, dances and other rituals that are in danger of being lost as refugees struggle to survive in camps in that African nation.

The video collection, which spans 35 hours, includes farming method demonstrations, children's stories, wedding ceremonies and other traditions among the Darfuris, who have fought years against genocide and starvation.

The items are being housed at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut and are available for viewing by researchers and others interested in the research.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.