I trust her because she has a Cambodian son and does a lot of work to help Cambodia.
She has a track record of caring about the things I care about: children, bettering our world and education.
Angelina Jolie will do anything to help defend human rights — even if that means going on a hideous dinner date.
Reports are circulating that the Oscar-winning actress was once involved in a high-level mission to arrest Joseph Kony, the notorious Uganadan warlord.
As I grew up, I started to realize how much my mother and my family sacrificed for me. You were the one who told Angelina about the orphanage where she found Maddox. So, on the set, it was a natural transition for him to become a big brother to the kids in the cast because they were all young. But I’m glad I was there to have discussions with her that one late night when we were caught in a torrential rain in the middle of nowhere in Cambodia. What was your relationship like when you both had to work together on this film?
Every time I wanted to give in to anger, hate and rage, I thought, my parents wouldn’t have wanted me to be that. And now, Maddox is the executive producer of the film about your life. She asked me about her thoughts of adopting a Cambodian boy. We view it as, it’s my book, so I’ve got my stamp in there.
The journal became the material for her two books (the other one is “Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind”).
The human rights advocate and lecturer, who is the national spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine-Free World, now lives in Ohio.
Those scenes really broke my heart, including the scenes of the sisters brushing each other’s hair. As the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, which formerly operated in Uganda, Kony is said to have been involved in unspeakable crimes including the abduction and rape of children.Jolie was one of many horrified by Kony's actions, and was willing to use her celebrity to put an end to his despicable acts.And that the best way I could honor my parents was to be the best human being I could be. All I saw was that Angie’s heart was big, her desire to be a mother was real, and her wanting to mother a child was authentic. I started going back in 1995, to reunite with my family and work with a program called Better International Cambodia, for which we manufacture prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, wheelchairs and other devices for land mine victims of war. What I liked about her from the very first day we met was her intelligence and kind heart. We adapted the film together, so it was a process of working, then going back and forth with the draft.I actually wanted her to adopt me (laughs), even though I’m older than her. Having known her that long, what changes have you both undergone? Angie had just finished filming “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.” She had picked up a copy of my book and gave me a call in my office in Washington DC. So many writers wouldn’t have this experience—to make a film with one of your dearest friends in the world.