Angelina will attend the event ‘Fighting Stigma through Film’ which will take place 23-24 November 2018 at the British Film Institute in London. Photos and videos will be added as soon as they are released!
The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PSVI), Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon has announced that the PSVI film festival, ‘Fighting Stigma through Film’ will take place on the 23-24 November 2018 at the British Film Institute (BFI) in London. PSVI Co-Founder and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie will take part in the event.
The festival aims to harness the power of film to help fight the discrimination and social stigma faced by survivors of warzone rape and other forms of sexual violence in conflict, and to support filmmakers from conflict-affected countries who are part of the fight against impunity and stigma in their own societies and worldwide.
Over two days there will be screenings of more than 35 films and documentaries from 14 countries, including Syria, Burma and Nigeria that illuminate the reality of conflict-related sexual violence. The screenings will be open to the public and will be combined with a series of discussions with filmmakers and leading experts on conflict-related sexual violence.
PSVI Co-Founder and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie will join young filmmakers from conflict-affected and Commonwealth countries including Yemen, Burma, Sri Lanka and Syria, who are taking part in a series of workshops designed to help build their capacity to tell their stories and change attitudes in their own societies. Ms Jolie will also lead a Q+A session with Congolese Nobel Peace Prize winner and preventing sexual violence activist, Dr Denis Mukwege.
Over two thirds (68%) of all the films being screened are directed or produced by women. Among the titles, the festival will host the world premiere for Leslie Thomas’ film ‘The Prosecutors’ which explores the fight to get justice for survivors of sexual violence.
The film festival is part of the build-up to the UK-hosted Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict International Conference in November 2019, which will aim to galvanise governments around the world into taking tangible new steps to address sexual violence in conflict, and to uphold international commitments to bring perpetrators to account.
A new interview with Angelina for Hello Magazine and the October 15, 2018 issue, so we have added the interview to the press archive and also the magazine scans to the gallery!
Mother of six Angelina Jolie, who turned 43 this year, embraces getting older. “Wisdom, understanding, clarity of thought – all the things that come with age are also beautiful and feminine qualities. “I’d like to think we all get better with age – men and women.” Looking in the mirror these days, Angelina says she sees her mother Marcheline Bertrand looking back, which “warms her”. An actress and humanitarian like her daughter, Marcheline, who died from ovarian cancer in 2007, is the reason Angelina was drawn to fragrance house Guerlain.
Before being unveiled as the face of its new perfume Mon Guerlain last year, the Oscar-winning actress hadn’t appeared in a beauty campaign for ten years, but when chief executive Laurent Boillot flew out to Cambodia to discuss the opportunity, Angelina was reminded of her mother’s love of a particular Guerlain face powder. “She hardly ever wore make-up, but she saved this powder for special occasions,” she tells us. “I grew up thinking of Guerlain as this very fancy French brand.” Having directed last year’s Golden Globe and Bafta-nominated First They Killed My Father, Angelina returned to acting this year, voicing one of the characters in Disney’s The One and Only Ivan and filming Maleficent 2 in the UK. HELLO! caught up with her ahead of the launch of a eau de toilette version of Mon Guerlain to find out more about the new fragrance and how the brand is paying tribute to her mother.
Angelina along with several other actresses has written their own love letter to the French director for ‘Interview’ magazine and you can read the all the letters in the press archive and Angelina’s letter below.
Angelina Jolie, Actress and director
When I think of Agnès, I think of us sitting barefoot on the floor after a screening of one of her films, talking about life and laughing. How do I do her justice? She is a woman in full, who combines grace and intellect with an irresistible sense of fun and lightness of spirit. She has learned to find joy in life and she transmits that to everyone around her. She’s not interested in conforming to anyone else’s idea of what a woman or an artist should be, and her independence of mind is part of what makes her so distinctive. I think her impact will continue to grow with time. People often speak of how she broke new ground for women filmmakers—and she has—but to discuss it that way is to limit her contribution. She broke new ground as an artist, period.
Several magazine scans from 2018 have been added to the gallery and they are all listed below. We scanned the new Swedish magazine Mama for you as well and translated their exclusive interview with Angelina for the site, enjoy!
Hello (UK) – September 10, 2018
Grazia (UK) – August 27, 2018
People (US) – August 27, 2018
Mama (Sweden) – August 2018
Hello (UK) – July 9, 2018
People (US) – July 2, 2018
US Weekly (US) – July 2, 2018
Grazia (UK) – May 28, 2018
Hola (US) – May 1, 2018
Look (UK) – April 2, 2018
Hello (Georgia) – April 2018
On the surface she is a superwoman, but even a Hollywood mom is vulnerable. In an exclusive interview with Mama, Angelina Jolie tells about life as a single parent, the divorce of Brad Pitt, about the operations and about having a heart bleeding for a burning world.
It’s easy to believe that Angelina Jolie is a super woman. She is one of Hollywood’s best-paid actors, she has a flourishing career as a producer, scriptwriter and director and she puts both the strength and the money to make the world a better place. In addition, she is a mother of no less than six (!) Children.
But everything is not as perfect as it looks on the surface, she tells when Mama’s Tina Jøhnk Christensen meets her during the filming of the Disney film “Maleficent 2” in London. Even a superwoman puzzles and struggles to make life go together.
“I do not think it’s easy for any woman to catch up with both family, work and herself. The most important thing for me has been to try to prioritize. At the top of the list are the children always. Their happiness and health are always the most important. I try to build their self-esteem so that they become six strong individuals, who are humble and thoughtful at the same time.
Read full interview in the press archive!
A new interview with Angelina made by Australian Vogue and Angie discusses her work with Guerlain, femininity, feminism and what lessons she tries to teach her daughters.
“Equality is not about us all being the same. It is about the freedom to make our own choices and live our own lives fully, not at the expense of men, but alongside men.”
In early 2017, Angelina Jolie was selected as the face of Guerlain’s Mon Guerlain fragrance, a choice that Jolie noted at the time was an easy one, thanks to her late mother Marcheline Bertrand’s fondness for the French beauty house.
Jolie was the first Hollywood actress to have ever co-created a fragrance for the house (a coup to say the least) and now, thanks to the release of the Mon Guerlain eau de toilette, Jolie has given Vogue Australia unprecedented access into her world to celebrate her affinity for the brand.
Here, Jolie opens up to Vogue to discuss femininity, raising her family and the remarkable women who inspire her.
What values do you identify the most with the Maison Guerlain?
“When you visit the Guerlain House on the Champs-Elysées you get a sense of the history of the company. It is the oldest perfume house in the world. For nearly 200 years they’ve been making perfumes that celebrate femininity in all its forms. But I’d never endorsed a perfume before, and would not have unless I was sure of the values and ethos of the company. They have a genuine commitment to the environment, sustainable development and the communities they work with. That’s what brought us together.”
Read full interview in the press archive!