Actress and director Angelina Jolie proved her strong connection with Cambodia by attending the Cambodian Film Festival taking place in Southern California – USA.
Angelina Jolie has a strong relationship with Cambodia. After participating in the movie “Secret of the Ancient Tomb – Tomb Raider” filmed in Cambodia, Angelina Jolie adopted Maddox – a Cambodian boy as her first child.
Since then, she has regularly returned to Cambodia to make Maddox more familiar with her roots, opening a charity fund in her son’s name. Most recently, Angelina Jolie also made the movie “First they killed my father” which was adapted from the true autobiography of Cambodian female writer – Loung Ung.
Angelina Jolie supports Cambodian cinema
She attended the Cambodian Film Festival taking place in Southern California – USA.
This is also one of the not-so-big events, but it is favored by Angelina Jolie
You are welcome at the event
The film tells the story of a family in Cambodia who endured terrible pain under the Khmer Rouge. The perspective of the whole story is put into the eyes of a 7-year-old girl named Ung (who is the childhood writer Loung Ung).
With her contributions, Angelina Jolie is always given a special welcome when visiting Cambodia. On September 15, she attended the Cambodian Film Festival taking place in the US as a public expression of support for Cambodian cinema.
Angelina Jolie beamed, wore a sarong and scarf when attending the event. “I find Cambodian people very kind, warm, open-minded and sometimes complicated. If you go there, you will find people often go out with blankets and picnic supplies just to watch the sunset.” – Angelina Jolie once shared her feelings about Cambodians.
Angelina Jolie in “Secret of the Ancient Tomb – Tomb Raider” filmed in Cambodia
She adopted Maddox for the first time
She is favored in Cambodia
Angelina Jolie’s Children
Angelina Jolie also often visits Cambodia
She walked the night market
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are still in the process of finalizing the divorce proceedings. She is still active in acting, doing charity work despite facing a lot of negative information from the divorce. Besides Maddox, Angelina Jolie is also close to Pax Thien – her adopted son from Vietnam.
Angelina Jolie and Pax Thien
Angelina Jolie with Maddox and Pax Thien