Angelina Jolie: Cambodia Changed My Life

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Angelina Jolie: Cambodia Changed My Life

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:12 pm

"Between bites of spicy Cambodian curry and fried fish with rice, Angelina Jolie Pitt explains how this tiny country with a tumultuous past changed the course of her life.

She first visited Cambodia 16 years ago to portray “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” — the gun-toting, bungee-jumping, supremely toned action hero that made her a star. Soon after, she adopted her first child from a Cambodian orphanage and returned again and again on humanitarian missions. Now, she’s back for another movie but this time as a director, and the subject matter is a far cry from Lara Croft.

“First They Killed My Father” is based on a Khmer Rouge memoir written by survivorLoung Ung that recounts the 1970s Cambodian genocide from a child’s perspective. The film, which she is directing and cowrote with Ung for Netflix, is in Khmer, with an all-Cambodian cast and according to Jolie Pitt “the most important” movie of her career. During a break from filming, she talked about how, more than ever, she feels a satisfying symbiosis between her life and work.

“When I first came to Cambodia, it changed me...
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http://www.freep.com/story/entertainmen ... /80520954/

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Re: Angelina Jolie: Cambodia Changed My Life

Post by bkktrapper » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:05 pm

Eat ,pray ,love type feminists dykes cream there granny pantys over news of Angelina's presence in the kingdom.
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Re: Angelina Jolie: Cambodia Changed My Life

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:08 am

at least she contributes.
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Re: Angelina Jolie: Cambodia Changed My Life

Post by jessy101 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:21 am

How about you guys expat did Cambodia change your life ?????
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Post by bkktrapper » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:41 am

jessy101 wrote:How about you guys expat did Cambodia change your life ?????
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Re: Angelina Jolie: Cambodia Changed My Life

Post by bkktrapper » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:52 am

frank lee bent wrote:at least she contributes.
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Re: Angelina Jolie: Cambodia Changed My Life

Post by Rutiger » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:19 am

jessy101 wrote:How about you guys expat did Cambodia change your life ?????
No. Not yet anway. It's an interesting place, but so far not really life-changing.

If Angelina Jolie or any celebrity is genuinely doing good things for this country, whether through contributing financially to good causes or bringing some media attention to problems in this part of the world, then I say god bless them all. I don't know much about her or what she actually does here aside from adopting the odd child or two, but I can't see anything to criticize her for. She seems much less vapid than your typical Hollywood persona.
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Re: Angelina Jolie: Cambodia Changed My Life

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:34 am

She is a Cambodian citizen.
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Re: Angelina Jolie: Cambodia Changed My Life

Post by Rutiger » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:51 am

It should be an interesting movie. I liked the much-maligned book. I hope Jolie doesn't go overboard Hollywood style and add invented drama to the little girl's story. It's a pretty dramatic story as told in the book.
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Re: Angelina Jolie: Cambodia Changed My Life

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:03 am

CD article on the filming in Battambang:
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/mixe ... ng-108264/
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