Angelina Jolie has addressed the issue of sexual violence during a screening of her directorial debut in Japan
Angelina Jolie urged a Japanese audience to continue the fight against war zone rape, at The United Nations University of Japan last night.
The actress premiered her first film as a writer and director, In The Land of Blood and Honey in Japan, which aims to ‘give a voice to survivors’ and therefore encourage viewers to act against sexual violence.
The A-list actress flew into Tokyo with Brad Pitt and three of their six children yesterday – while Angelina made her groundbreaking speech, Brad was on the promotional trail for his latest movie, World War Z.
Talking to students, Angelina said: ‘Our aim is to shatter impunity so that rape can no longer be used as a weapon of war anywhere in the world.’
Angelina, who later posed for photographs in a simple black Michael Kors dress, described the film as a ‘work of art’.
‘Everyone is free to draw their own conclusions.’ She said. ‘But whatever you take from this film, I hope that you’ll be inspired to think further about these issues.”
Named Hollywood’s highest earning actress in this year’s Forbes list, Angelina is using her new role as a writer and director to combine her movie work with her humantarian responsibilities and tell stories that conjure meaning.
Could she be any cooler?
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