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Message from UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie

“About 600,000 people from the Rohingya people fled Myanmar to Bangladesh within two months. It is the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. The vast majority are women, children, newborns and the elderly. They arrive exhausted, bruised, hungry and traumatized. They report that their villages were burned, that women and children were raped; that small children were torn from their mothers’ arms to be killed and that the parents were executed in front of their families. The Rohingya were a stateless people. In Myanmar, they are denied citizenship, other human rights and access to basic services, even though they have lived in the country for centuries. Like all of us, they deserve to belong and live free from violence, discrimination and persecution. They need to be able to return to their homes safely, and their basic human rights guaranteed. At this defining moment, as they struggle to survive as refugees, their lives depend on our help. They are counting on us, so we will not forget and not turn our backs on them. “

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“First They Killed My Father” nominated for a Golden Globe

Some happy news today! First They Killed My Father is nominated for a Golden Globe and it’s great getting news like this almost daily 🙂 The award show will air on NBC on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel and Seth Meyers will host the show.

Best Foreign-Language Film
“A Fantastic Woman”
First They Killed My Father
“In the Fade”
“Loveless”
“The Square”

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Categories Causes   UNHCR Special Envoy

Why Nato must defend women’s rights

Article written by Angelina and Jens Stoltenberg for The Guardian. A very important article so be sure to read it!

All violence against women betrays the fundamental promise in the UN Charter of equal rights and dignity for women. It is one of the prime reasons why women remain in a subordinate position in relation to men in most parts of the world.

When this violence is committed as an act of war it tears apart families, creates mass displacement, and makes peace and reconciliation far harder to achieve. In fact, it is often designed expressly to achieve those goals as part of a military strategy.

Despite being prohibited by international law, sexual violence continues to be employed as a tactic of war in numerous conflicts from Myanmar to Ukraine and Syria to Somalia. It includes mass rape, gang rape, sexual slavery, and rape as a form of torture, ethnic cleansing and terrorism. It accounts in large part for why it is often more dangerous to be a woman in a warzone today than it is to be a soldier.
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“The Hollywood Reporter” photos and interview

Angelina got interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter alongside several other directors and we have a new photoshoot, magazines scans and videos. Really nice videos has been released from the directors roundtable and hopefully more photos will be released. Read the full interview here and view photos and videos on links below.

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More nominations for “First They Killed My Father”

First They Killed My Father has got two more nominations for “Best Foreign Film” by:

Critics’ Choice Awards
Best Foreign Language Film:
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
The Square
Thelma

The WAFCA Awards
Best Foreign Language Film:
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
The Square
Thelma

We are so happy about all these nominations and it also means more new events with Angelina! 🙂

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