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Transcript of Angelina Jolie
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider -- Cambodia -- marked the beginning of her humanitarian involvement
Area of Human Rights Change
Rights for refugees
Education for children of conflict
Educating the public of what refugees go through
2001 - Began many field missions where she met with refugees and internally displaced people
Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Cambodia, Pakistan, Thailand, Ecuador, Egypt, New Delhi, Costa Rica, Syria, Chad, Iraq, Kenya, Kosovo, Zamibia, Sri Lanka
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Recognized Angelina Jolie as a Good Will Ambassador in Geneva in 2001
Hundreds of thousands of children have been given access to education or had their education improved
Has reached the public with her cause
Adopted son, Maddox from Cambodia in 2002
Adopted daughter, Zahara from Ethiopia in 2005
Gave birth to daughter, Shiloh in Namibia in 2006 --
sold the first baby pictures for $7.6 million, all proceeds donated to charities serving African children
Adopted son, Pax from Vietnam in 2007
Gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne in 2008 --
sold the first pictures for $14 million, all proceeds donated to Jolie-Pitt Foundation
Hollywood actress, married to Brad Pitt, father is Jon Voight
Actress who was traveling the world for work and realized the many humanitarian issues in the world -- especially regarding refugees
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How did she bring about change?
Speaker at World Conferences to educate public on refugees
Created and funded many organizations for change
Interview with Angelina
What about Cambodia pulled your attention away from the movie and towards Cambodia and its people?
"It made me suddenly realise certain things about the world and how much I had to learn, like the history of the people. They are so warm and great and spirited; they are such survivors. I think they are such amazing people."
Organizations / Political Involvement
Education Partnership for Children of Conflict
Helps fund education programs for children affected by conflict
In 2007 - 19 organizations donated $147 million to provide education for 350,000 children in conflict areas & improve the quality of schooling for 700,000
World Refugee Day
in Washington, D.C. every year
Speaker at World Economic Forum - discusses health care and education
Donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders
International medical humanitarian organization
Provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from healthcare, natural disasters.
Our Personal Agendas
: "I plan to encourage my students to speak out responsibly and respectfully for what they believe is right."
: "I plan to advocate for the rights of my patients, educate them on their conditions, and help connect them with services available to them (e.g. social work)."
Melanie (physical therapy)
: "I plan to help my patients to accept and be encouraged by their temporary or permanent physical disabilities, and live the most mobile life possible."
Angelina Jolie: Charity Work & Causes. (2014). Retrieved from https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/angelina-jolie
Angelina Jolie Fact Sheet. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49db77906.html
Ramsdale, S. (2013, November 15). Angeline Jolie: How she's become an inspiration to us all.
Difficulty in finding others to willingly help with the cause -- she recognizes that her efforts alone are not enough
Going into countries in war and risking her life -- Recent trip to Afghanistan
"To actually feel like you've done something good with your life and you're useful to others is what I was always wanting, and was always looking for."
Personal Successes / Awards
- 1st recipient of the Citizen of the World Award by the United Nations Correspondents Assoc.
- Awarded Global Humanitarian Award
- Awarded the Freedom Award by the International Rescue Committee
- Recognized by the UN Refugee Agency for her 10 years of service
Education now available for hundreds of thousands of children
Public more aware of the struggles of refugees and those in war-ravaged countries
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