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Angelina Jolie Talks “First They Killed My Father” On “GMA” (VIDEO)

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Angelina Jolie First They Killed My Father GMA

By Holly Nicol |

Angelina Jolie First They Killed My Father GMA

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Angelina Jolie appeared on Friday’s “Good Morning America,” where she spoke about her latest film, First They Killed My Father. Watch the full “GMA” interview below!

During the interview, Jolie spoke about her fourth feature as a director, bringing Loung Ung’s memoir of the same name to life. “Cambodia has a glorious past, but also a past that has war and genocide. I felt it was really important, this country I love so much, to discuss it,” Jolie said. She continued, “When you direct you a film, you spend years understanding, analyzing, and I want to know how people get to a place where they do such harm to each other.”

The human cost of war is a topic the actress is familiar with having directed a number of war-inspired films. “This is not 40 years ago. This is today. We have 45 million people displaced today. We have so many ongoing wars. We see people divided. It is something we must be very conscious of,” Jolie said. And speaking of her Cambodia-born son Maddox, who’s an executive producer of First They Killed My Father, the actress offered, “He’s very proud to be Cambodian. That’s him understanding who he is, and that’s the most important thing that came out of this experience.”

As Gossip Cop reported, Jolie appeared on “Good Morning America” to discuss the Cambodian film in February. During that one-on-one interview, she spoke about her love for the country and explained how it inspired her to create a film about its troubled past. “This country has been through so much. This war affected every single individual here, and I wanted to understand myself,” Jolie said. She added, “It’s an honor to be allowed to come into a country which is not your own, and tell its history.” Watch the full “GMA” video below!

 


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