Angelina Jolie: ”what you stand for, and what you choose to stand against defines you”


Angelina Jolie is an Actress and filmmaker who is using her fame to impact the world. Co-founder of ‘’Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative’’ and Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, she travels the world to visit refugee camps and, governments to champion human rights causes around the world.

She took this passion in her professional area as well; Angelina is writing scripts and directing movies with causes such as the last one ‘’First they killed my Father’’ that is an adaptation of human rights activist Loung Ung’s memoir. The movie tells a story of survival of Loung Ung as a child witnessing the rise of Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. She also produced ‘’The Breadwinner’’ that is going to be on the big screen on November 27. The movie tells the story of an 11-year-old Afghan girl named Parvana. To attend school or work to feed her family, she would dress as a boy to be allowed in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan where women were not allowed.

  Wherever there is no justice, Angelina goes and fights on her way. In 2009, she visited an ICC in Hague during the prosecution Thomas Lubanga, the Congolese warlord.

However, despite all this negative note all over the world, she always believes that little by little change will come and, encourages people to stand for the positivity. ‘’If my life experience has taught me anything, it is only what you stand for, and what you choose to stand against, that defines you. As the San people say: you are never lost if you can see your path to the horizon’’.