Angelina sent a video message at an event honoring the victims of the Srebrenica genocide on July 11, 2017 in Guildhalls, London, UK. Read part of the speech below as well as the video and some photos has been added to the gallery.
“With them we are. We must never forget. Wherever that hatred does not dispute, violence is only a few steps,” she stressed. Anyone who has visited BiH know that Bosnians tolerant and humane people, warm and open heart, with a wonderful sense of humor. In addition, they are strong, extremely resistant people who have endured genocide and ethnic cleansing and other Defiance spirit, and everything else around them in ruins. Bosnians do not complain. They are humble people. They do not ask for special treatment or attention.
Every year, many victims await identification. Today, on the anniversary of the genocide, are still fresh graves in the cemetery in Potocari. When I think of Srebrenica imagine green hills and wide valley. My mind is turning towards Sarajevo, cafes and cobbled streets of the old town , with the cathedral, minarets and a synagogue. it’s still hard to believe that genocide could happen on European soil, a few hours away from European capitals, throughout our lives. the lesson is that violence in various forms quickly appear if the hatred, intolerance and aggression does not prevent it. And unfortunately, none of these things does not belong to the past. they are deeply rooted in human nature. they are in contradiction of all that pleased in democratic societie.”
Angelina traveled with her kids to Nairobi, Kenya yesterday and today she was seen holding a speech at the World Refugee Day 2017 and also meeting up with organisations and a meeting with Somali Special Envoy Nuur Mohamud Sheekh.
She looks very happy and lovely in the photos and it’s nice to get to see some new photos.
This is was UNHCR official page posts about the event and also includes some quotes from Angelina’s speech and you can view part of the speech in this video:
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi.
Ms. Jolie met around 20 refugee girls, who are unaccompanied or separated from their parents and are now living in the Heshima Kenya Safe House and participating in a Girls’ Empowerment Programme.
The girls have fled extreme violence or persecution in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, and Rwanda. Almost all have suffered sexual and gender-based violence, robbing them of their childhoods. Many have given birth after being raped, or are pregnant. They told the Special Envoy about their personal stories and their lives today.
Angelina Jolie said:
“Over half of all refugees and displaced people worldwide are women and children. How we treat them is a measure of our humanity as nations. On World Refugee day my only ask is that people consider the pain and suffering of young girls like these. Not only have they had to flee extreme violence or persecution, lost everything and witnessed the death of family members, but they have also had to face so much abuse and intolerance and hardship. They are doing their best to carry on, with minimal support trying to live lives on dignity against impossible odds. It was an honour to spend the day with them.”
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During an episode of the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press, Jeff Sneider talks about Angelinas career and that there is a rumor about Fox wanting Angelina to star in the new X-Men: Dark Phoenix movie. If this is true or not, we will just have to wait and see to find out!
X-Men 7, officially titled X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is going to be one of three X-Men movies Fox is releasing in 2018. With production needing to get underway relatively soon in order for the movie to hit its November 2, 2018 release date, some casting rumors are starting to surface. If this particular rumor is true, Fox is going after some A-list talent in the form of Angelina Jolie for an unspecified role in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
The news comes courtesy of Jeff Sneider, who dropped the revelation very subtly on the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press. While talking about Universal’s possible plans of nabbing Angelina Jolie for the lead role in The Bride of Frankenstein, Sneider also slipped in that she appears to be in contention for a part in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Here’s what he had to say about it.
“I think Angelina Jolie needs to reassert her commercial viability and needs to do a big movie. And if it’s not Dark Phoenix, which I don’t think it will be, Then I think that she should do Bride of Frankenstein.”
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New project for Angelina and it sounds like an important movie and hopefully it will reach out to a lot of people.
Angelina Jolie is throwing her support behind an animated movie with an important message.
The star is executive producer of The Breadwinner — a tale about a young girl living under the Taliban who risks it all to save her family.
“I am proud to be a part of this beautiful film with this timely and very important subject matter,” Jolie says of her involvement in the film. “Millions of girls around the world have to grow up before their time, working to provide for their families at a very young age and in difficult circumstances. They have the strength to do what no one should ask little girls to do. I hope this film is able to bring this discussion to a broader audience.”
Based on the novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner follows a young Afghan girl who cuts her hair and poses as a boy to save her family after her father gets arrested. In theaters this fall, the movie comes from the team behind Oscar-nominated films Song of the Sea and Secret of Kells.
Jolie recently directed the First They Killed My Father, a drama due on Netflix this fall about the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia, and also took a seat in the director’s chair for 2015’s By the Sea and 2014’s Unbroken. She previously also served as executive producer on the Disney hit Maleficent.
Angelina will appear in the Breaking the Silence and her part of the documentary was filmed while she was back in Cambodia for the First They Killed My Father premiere.
Its first official trailer was released on Friday, April 21 and an official website.
After decades of silence, a growing number of people who have survived the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia are challenging the country’s current stigma of sexual violence. In the documentary, the survivors talk about experiences of forced marriages, rape and sexual abuse suffered during the regime. From the courts to the classrooms, from civil society forums to families’ tables, survivors reveal the hidden dimensions of suffering that continue to affect Cambodian society, almost 40 years after the collapse generated by the regime.
“Breaking the Silence” shows what the charges of sexual crimes were like before the creation of the Khmer Rouge Court. The documentary makes such an exhibition through the filming of depositions taken in court, interviews with experts, professionals and scholars.
The film also highlights the current reparations projects related to the damage suffered in the past and reports on the history of sexual violence and forced marriages committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. The film examines the impact of such crimes and how criminal prosecutions are in contemporary Cambodian society.