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Participates in “Breaking the Silence” documentary

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.

Categories General

Purchasing the former Cecil B. DeMille home?

There has been rumours for several days that Angelina is going to purchase this famous house. And I guess only time will tell if it’s true!

Home is where the broken heart is.

Following her highly publicized split from Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie has placed an offer on a historic estate in Los Angeles’ Los Feliz neighborhood, according to Variety.

This offer comes mere weeks after Jolie eyed this 1913-built Beaux Arts mansion — formerly the home of Cecil B. DeMille, the “founding father of US cinema” — as a post-divorce base for her and her six children, as Page Six exclusively reported.

However, Variety notes it’s not clear whether a sale will be finalized.

The estate, which is located on 2.1 acres in gated Laughlin Park and around is about a mile from Pitt’s home, is listed for $24.95 million.

It seems that it was love at first sight. Spies told Page Six last month that Jolie “wants to make this her new home.”

The estate, which underwent a six-year renovation, encompasses a total of 11,000 square feet, with the main house alone standing at 7,500 square feet. Inside, period details include crown and picture moldings, high ceilings and a wood-paneled formal dining room. Listing images also show a library, a chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and arched windows that overlook the manicured grounds.

The property also comes with a guest house, a pool house with a gym and a small tea house located next to an outdoor pool.

Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland is representing this listing.

Categories Magazine Alerts   Pictures

‘Hello’ magazine scans

Magazine scans from the English and the Spanish version of the Hello magazine. Enjoy the read and grab your own copy if you can!

Categories General   Other Projects

Brad and Angelina are now selling olive oil: ‘It’s an investment for their family’

Several articles online right now on this matter and even if I try not to post gossip and such but this is interesting because Angelina and Brad are now selling olive oil and will soon sell rosé wine. Would love to try their products but something tells me it’s not in my price class 😉

With hundreds of historic acres and well-received wines, it was only a matter of time before Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s French estate, Chateau Miraval—which they’ve kept despite their impending divorce—derived another agricultural product line.

Well, now the wait is over. Developed in partnership with the Perrin Family, the estate‘s own gourmet olive oil has been quietly available in France since early this month—but only in two small family-run boutiques (in Aix-en-Provence and Chateauneuf du Pape) and one website.

Though produced “in a very small amount” and currently limited to European delivery, a spokesman for the partnership tells People plans call for it to be “available in the U.S. in a very few weeks.” It may still difficult to find, though: The first release was limited to just 10,000 bottles.

The extra-virgin oil is a high-quality and cold-pressed, a blend of seven organically grown variety types (Verdale, Pichouline, Tanche, Lucques, Aglandau, Cayon, Arboussane). While Miraval stretches over 1,100 acres, only 26 acres are employed in terraced olive grove production, according to vintner Charles Perrin. The finished product is described a “velvety oil with notes of almonds and hazelnut, pungent and spicy with a scent of fresh cut grass.”

Release of the oil confirms the couple’s continuing commitment to the estate, Perrin told Agence France Presse. Continuing rumors concerning the imminent sale of the estate, which the bought in 2008, “are false,” he said, declaring that Miraval “is an investment for their family and their children. We have long-term projects and have just released the latest vintage of rosé with our names: ‘bottled by Pitt, Jolie and Perrin’ on it.”

This year’s pressing is the first of what is planned to be a continuing product line with limited bottlings made from each subsequent estate harvest, a company source tells PEOPLE.

Distinctively packaged in a black sandstone bottle (to protect its quality from sunlight), Miraval Provence is currently shown online as available only in 3-pack units at approximately $30 per bottle.

Categories Causes   Events   Pictures   UNHCR Special Envoy

Renews UNHCR contract, says ‘I’m with you for life’

Angelina signed new contract for UNHCR and will continue doing as much as she can to help others. Article and photos below from when she was at the UNHCR headquarters in Geneva on March 15.

During a visit to the UN Refugee Agency’s headquarters in Geneva, Jolie urged staff to step forward and ‘say who we are and who we fight for and work even harder.’

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie today reaffirmed her commitment to refugees worldwide, telling staff at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency: “I am with you for life.”

Jolie visited UNHCR headquarters during a one-day trip to Geneva, speaking to hundreds of staff members assembled in the atrium.

“This is like coming home. I was first here 16 years ago and had no idea what was ahead of me. I am sure many of you sometimes feel the same way.”

In the years she has worked with UNHCR, Jolie noted that the number of people driven from their homes by wars and persecution had surged to 65 million from 22 million, presenting a challenge to the world and in particular the UN Refugee Agency.

“You have more people under your care, you have more to be concerned with, you have more to do, and you have less support, and I can’t imagine how hard it must be for you sometimes coming to work every day,” Jolie said.

The rise in displacement comes at a moment when lasting solutions to the conflicts and other situations driving displacement remain elusive.

“And, I know, many days you must feel, when you read the news, when you do your work, when you go into the field, ‘are we doing enough? Will we ever be able to do enough? Will we ever be able to get on top of this situation?’”

“Probably like most field officers, I know you think more about those you couldn’t help, than all those you have helped. But know there’s a reason why I’m so proud to be with UNHCR, because the work you do, and what you do in the field, and the lives you help to save and the people you help to get through their days … makes all the difference.”

Speaking of the many challenges facing UNHCR and the broader humanitarian community, Jolie urged staff to “really step forward and say who we are and who we fight for and work even harder. So I am with you, not just for my contract, I am with you for life. You can’t walk away once you’ve joined UNHCR.”

The Special Envoy recounted an anecdote about visits to the field, talking with UNHCR staff over drinks or dinner, when the conversation inevitably turns to policies or refugees. “You can’t shake it. It’s who you become. So we stand here as family and I am with you.”

She concluded, saying simply: “I hope I represent you as best I can in all your work, and I will continue to.”

During her visit to UNHCR, Jolie met with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, to renew the agreement for her as a UNHCR Special Envoy.

She also was also delivering the annual lecture for the Sergio Vieira de Mello foundation, which honours the memory and work of the UNHCR staff member and diplomat, who was killed in Iraq in 2003 when the United Nations office in Baghdad was bombed by terrorists.

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