The 2017 Nansen Refugee Award ceremony in Geneva on October 2 honoured Zannah Mustapha for founding a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency. In 2011 Angelina was honoured as well! View several interesting interviews and the event itself at the Facebook page and you can read more about the event at the official UNHCR page.
Angelina couldn’t attend the event but a new short film/documentary called The Others starring and music composed by Miyavi (previously in Unbroken) was released and Angelina is the director!
Angelina was also on video stream for the event and you can view a video with both Angelina and also Miyavi’s concert and interview here.
“The courage it takes to defend children’s’ rights to education in the face of Boko Haram is extraordinary. Zannah Mustapha has brought light to a region that has been terrorised for years.”
“Mr Mustapha, you are an inspiration. I hope this award encourages you and others to continue this vital work.”
If you have been an Angelina for a couple of years you know that Angelina has been both rumored to star and to direct the movie Cleopatra. Now there is rumors that Denis Villeneuve will direct it and we don’t know if Angelina will be part of the project at all – lets just hope so! We know Angie has been interested in it for a long time and I think she would be perfect for the part.
In 2014 she mentioned the project last:
“She’s complicated, it’s complicated to get this one right. I think we’re getting there. It’s getting close. I imagine the preparation for it is going to be big. It’s one of those that you think maybe that’s the one you put everything into and that’s where you end it, that’s where you finish – in a great way. What could you do beyond that one?”
Deadline posted about this:
The first social media reviews around the world on Blade Runner 2049 are calling the film a sci-fi masterpiece. Now, its director Denis Villeneuve is in discussions for one of Sony Pictures’ highest profile pictures. Deadline hears that Villeneuve will re-develop to direct Cleopatra, the epic female empowerment story of one of history’s most complex heroines. Based on the bestselling Stacy Schiff biography that is being produced by Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal, Cleopatra has seen the biggest filmmaker names circle this one including James Cameron, Paul Greengrass and David Fincher. Now, it’s Villeneuve who has sparked to the challenge and in a week he might be the hottest guy out there.
That filmmaker has quickly catapulted to the top of the A-list after directing Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival and then taking the Blade Runner baton from Ridley Scott. He has also been one of the three director names on the short list to direct the next James Bond film, along with ’71 and White Boy Rick director Yann Demange and David Mackenzie, the Hell or High Water director now filming Outlaw King, the story of rebellious Scottish king Robert the Bruce, for Netflix. Villenueve is also developing a new version of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune for Legendary Entertainment. The expectation is 007 isn’t in the cards, and that he can work on Cleopatra while directing Dune.
Sony has a script that David Scarpa, Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland have all worked on. Angelina Jolie has long been eyed to play the Egyptian queen, but it is unclear whether that still will happen. Sony’s David Beaubaire is overseeing for the studio.
Angelina went to the screening of the documentary Human Flow, directed by her friend Ai Weiwei. But she didn’t just attend it, she also introduced the movie and the director. The event was in Beverly Hills, CA and Angie’s daughter Shiloh attended as well.
The event itself was hosted by United Talent Agency (UTA), the same agency that represents Angelina. UTA wrote on their social media “Honored to have clients Angelina Jolie & Ai Weiwei host a screening of @aiww’s moving film about the global refugee crisis #HumanFlow.”
Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist and activist and Angie has been seen with him several times. The scarf she’s wearing at this event is also designed by Ai himself!
The documentary features 140 minutes and brings up the refugee crisis in 23 countries including France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, Mexico, Turkey, Bangladesh and Kenya. You can view the trailer below as well as Angelina at the event, plus don’t forget to go to Ai’s Facebook page to read more about him and his projects and causes.
Angelina and Loung Ung went to the screening and Q&A of First They Killed My Father at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival yesterday, September 24. Angie seems to go for a lot of white at the moment and I think it suits her so good, both the ladies looked wonderful!
Last night Angelina went to a screening of First They Killed My Father at the The Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles, CA. It’s always so nice to see how kind Angelina is to take time for her fans and to sign autographs and talk to them. Enjoy the photos!