January 22, 2017

Angelina Jolie may expand role as refugee ambassador


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Now that Angelina Jolie’s putting her finishing touches on her feature-film directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” she’s free to get back to the business at hand: Saving the world.

Jolie reportedly is she’s “considering taking on a new and expanded role with the U.N. refugee agency,” the AP reports. Jolie already serves as a goodwill ambassador, but is studying all options when it comes to increasing her role on a global scale .

In a speech given at the U.N.’s European headquarters, Jolie spoke of her work with Somalian and Afghani refugees was “moving, sometimes heartbreaking, but always rewarding, and unforgettable.”

“They are the most vulnerable people in the world, and they are also the most resilient people in the world,” the actress told U.N. diplomats and officials. “Refugees are survivors, they are mothers and daughters and fathers and sons, they are all extraordinary people who have a remarkable story that tells of strength in the face of great loss,” she said. “They need our help more than ever.”

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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