Is anyone surprised she's adding ANOTHER skill to her ever-growing list!
Gurlfriend can do pretty much everything!!
Angelina Jolie has just announced she's been added as an executive producer to the Ethiopian film Difret, which is set to premiere this week at the Sundance Film Festival!
The film is a contender in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the festival, and it's said to be about a girl and a female lawyer who challenge the Ethiopian tradition know as "telefa," which is the name for marriage by abduction.
But Angie spoke up about how important supporting the film is to her.
“This film is a strong moment for art in Ethiopia. It is inspiring to see such an important story so beautifully illustrated with such creative talent. It draws out the richness of Ethiopian culture and shows how important legal advances can be made while respecting local culture. It is a story that gives hope for Ethiopia’s future, and for other countries where countless girls grow up without the protection of laws that shield them and their bodies, and shows how the courage of brave individuals can awaken the conscience of a society.”
Wow! That sounds really interesting!
Plus, "telefa" sounds extremely awful and we're glad Angelina has decided to combat this barbaric tradition through supporting this film!
She wasn't given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for nothing!
[Image via WENN.]
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