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Angelina writes article for Evening Standard about wartime sexual violence

Angelina has written an article for the UK magazine, The Evening Standard. She writes about wartime sexual violence and brings up stories so horrific it’s worse than any made up horror film… She’s currently at the PSVI Film Festival hosted by her organisation “Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative” and the article is released in connection to it.

Angelina Jolie: No perpetrators of rape in conflict should ever get away with their crimes

A Rohingya mother gang-raped after being forced to watch soldiers kill her baby girl and husband. An elderly South Sudanese woman raped by soldiers. A Syrian man kept naked in a cell for 30 days by government forces, hung up by his hands in the dark at night and raped using a stick. A 10-year old Syrian boy, waiting in line at a bakery, kidnapped by Islamic State, imprisoned and sexually abused.

What connects these terrible human stories, documented by the UN, is that they involve the deliberate use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war: “To terrorise communities and fracture families by the violation of taboos,” in the words of the UN Secretary-General, “signifying that nothing is sacred and no one is safe.” It affects hundreds and thousands of women and girls, as well as men and boys, worldwide.

The horror of these war crimes, crimes against humanity, even acts of genocide are compounded by the stigma endured by survivors who are often made to feel ashamed, rejected by their families and who suffer physical injuries and emotional trauma that can last a lifetime.

Because of stigma, conflict-related sexual violence is one of the least reported crimes in the world. It is intolerable that we effectively punish survivors more than perpetrators, simply by our collective failure to provide justice or change cultures that blame the survivor or minimise their suffering.

Read full article in press archive!

Categories Interviews

Angelina joins BBC Radio for Christmas

Angelina will be a guest at the British Radio 4’s “Today” programme which is recorded today, we think. The programme will air December 28 and we will try and find the audio clip for you, hopefully it will be easy to find! She was on this Radio show back in 2016 as well and we will do our best and try to locate that clip as well.

Angelina Jolie will guest edit Radio 4’s Today programme while Take That will take over Radio 2 as part of BBC Radio’s festive schedules.

Jolie, who is a special envoy to the UN Refugee Agency, will take over editor duties on Today on 28 December.

She is one of a number of guest editors between 22 December to 1 January, with David Dimbleby first to take charge.

On Christmas Day, meanwhile, Take That will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a two-hour show. The schedule also features such stalwarts as Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College on Christmas Eve. Bob Shennan, the BBC’s director of radio and music, said the schedule was “an unrivalled collection of programmes”.

Jolie is expected to invite a series of guests – including refugees and survivors of conflict – to discuss the global refugee crisis and solutions to violence against women in war zones.

A spokesperson for the actress said she has already begun working with the Today programme team, saying the actress was “grateful for this opportunity to draw on the BBC’s global expertise and network to explore practical solutions to a number of pressing issues of our time.”

Categories Films

“The Bone Collector” TV Series in the Works at NBC

Remember the 1999 movie, The Bone Collector? You probably do! And now NBC has reported that they are making it to a TV Series. It obviously won’t feature Angelina but still an interesting project. Read Variety‘s article below.

A script for a “The Bone Collector” TV series, based on the book and 1999 movie starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, has been sold to NBC, it was announced on Friday.

The Bone Collector” follows Lincoln Rhyme, a retired genius forensic criminologist left paralyzed after an accident on the job. When a harrowing case brings him back to the force, Rhyme partners up with an ambitious young detective, Amelia Sachs, to take down some of the most dangerous criminals in the U.S.

VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli will serve as writers and executive producers. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, and Rachel Kaplan will also executive produce. Studios are Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television, in association with Keshet Studios.

The first “Bone Collector” book, written by Jeffery Deaver, was released in 1997. After the first novel’s success, Deaver wrote 10 more books following the investigations of Rhyme, with the most recent, “The Skin Collector,” having debuted in 2014.

The 1999 film grossed $151 million worldwide, with $66 million coming from domestic audiences. It introduced Rhyme (Washington) and Sachs (Jolie) as they tracked down the case described in the same book, following a madman who’s terrorizing New York City.

WME brokered the deal for the “Bone Collector” script.

Categories Guerlain   Modeling

Guerlain reissues the translucent powders in honor of the mother of Angelina Jolie

Angelina has spoken foundly about a memory of her belated mother Marcheline Bertrand using a specific powder from Guerlain when she was a child, and and it has now been press release about them releasing a limited edition of this powder! We find it very moving that this is happening and this is also one of the reasons which made Angelina want to work with Guerlain. Perhaps some of us lucky ones will be able to grab a little box!

Guerlain reissues this Christmas its mythical translucent powders in honor of the mother of Angelina Jolie

Since Angelina Jolie arrived in Guerlain, the firm has turned to her. So much so that the latest innovation of the brand is to launch again “Ladies In All Climates” are precisely the translucent powders that Marcheline Bertrand, her mother, used on special occasions and that were, in addition, what decided the actress to participate in the creation and launch of the Mon Guerlain fragrance.

This is a universal powder that was created by Guerlain in 1897 (those in the photo) and this Christmas is reissued with an updated formula to nuance, sublimate and perfect the complexion with a soft focus effect, all with perfume with notes of Mythical violet of the signature.

Thus, these powders that are released in limited edition, are renewed in image, with a golden and white case, but equally ideal, and a new formula that, in any case, maintain a high quality (as we could not expect less) and of those that Angelina keeps a great memory…

My mother was a very natural woman. She never pampered herself, barely put on makeup and wore very modest jewelry, but she had her special cosmetics when she wanted to feel like a lady. One of them – and I remember it because it seemed very elegant – were his Guerlain powders

And those powders were the Ladies In All Climates that this year we can enjoy too. A real wonder that we all want to have in our dressing table.

Categories Pictures   Site Related   Videos

New version and features at Angelina Jolie Source!

We have worked hard to launch a new version of Angelina Jolie Source and here it finally is! One of the reason for it getting online now is that in 2019 we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Girl, Interrupting premiering, more exactly, December 8, 1999! A huge fan favorite for obvious reasons and a movie that will always be special to our hearts – as well as the remarkable performance from Angelina which gained her an Academy Award!

We pay extra tribute to the movie by adding more information about the film, a section in the sidebar at the right, with added video clips and the acceptance speech, photos from the movie and the Oscars in 2000 where we can see Angelina holding her statuette happy and proud!

The wonderful header was made by our friend Frederik so a big “thank you” to him! The photos we’ve used is a photoshoot taken for the magazine, The New York Times in 2017, promoting First They Killed My Father.

Other big updates is a more advanced press archive and we are still working on making it even easier to browse through year, covers, country, projects etc. So keep checking that section out for a lot of new interviews and we will keep adding magazine scans to the gallery as well. We took the opportunity to update the biography too so get over there and read a resume about what Angelina has been up to.

Another addition is the new section called the Timeline: The Complete Works, where all of Angelina’s projects are listed by year and we are very exciting for putting this online. Be sure to go there and have a look!

Enjoy all the new features and we hope you enjoy the new version and the new features!

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