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Angelina Jolie 'Transformed' in Chad

Angelina Jolie 'Transformed' in Chad

“If I can draw you in a little because I’m familiar, then that’s great. As long as [you] end up looking at them, that’s the point.” — Angelina Jolie on the power of celebrity.

Here are some of the highlight’s from Angelina Jolie‘s recent trip to a camp housing Darfur refugees in Chad via Newsweek:

…But you do have photographers following you now. It took me a while to agree to do it. I guess I saw that so many times the picture comes before the knowledge and the substance and I certainly didn’t want to do that to myself or the organization. And also, I really just was shy. I was shy about sitting on the floor and talking to a woman and having a camera take a picture because I thought it was making less of my conversation with her. But… I was changed by the faces of the people I saw. “It is something that I am incapable of describing…those faces and that place and those people. And so I think it’s just—let the people speak for themselves through the camera. And if I can draw you in a little because I’m familiar, then that’s great. Because I know that at the end you’re not looking at me, you’re looking at them.
Do you still go with so few people? I can’t believe you take no one with you… I take no one. I [go] by myself on a commercial plane and into the field with my backpack.
You still do that? Yes, I just did that on my last trip. I met the photographer there.
In the camp? No, in the airport. We didn’t even realize we were on the same flight. We landed at like midnight and got up at like 5 in the morning to catch the WFP [World Food Program] plane [to a town near the camp].
People will look at these pictures of you in Chad and ask, “What can I do?” What should they do? There are great NGOs like SOS [Austria's SOS Kinderdorp] and there are great NGOs inside and under the U.N. that you could send aid to. It’s important for the American people to know that a lot of people believe—I certainly believe—that it has been their outcry and their interest that has motivated our government. I think that the American people have paid attention to Darfur—a really amazing groundswell of people that really care, and are moved and emotional about the things they’ve seen when it is brought to their attention.

For the very first picture of Angelina Jolie from this trip in Chad, CLICK HERE!

For Angelina Jolie‘s full interview with Newsweek, CLICK HERE!

For two videos of Angelina Jolie in action in Chad, CLICK HERE!

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# 1

what an amazing lady!!!

# 2

Love her…you are truly one of my admired people Angelina!

# 3

Wow I’m first! Thanks jared.

# 4

Hey Jared, thanks a bunch. I am inspired because of Angelina. I got a lot of people I considered my role model & Angelina is one of them. God Bless

# 5

i love this woman.

# 6

There’s report in British Press which says there was a plot to abduct Angelina in exchange for a huge ransom.

# 7

Ange rocks!

# 8
lamassabrosona @ 03/11/2007 at 1:14 am

Those pictures and videos make me very sad… It is amazing that things like that are happening in this world. Good for her and people like her who use the star power to raise awareness. It has to be hard to go and see so much poverty and necessity in this world.

Yes she is a great human being. God bless her and people like her.

# 9

Thank you JJ, I was hoping you will have this thread on. You are awesome.

What a wonderful article and touching story. I have great admiration for her and bless her heart for all of the attention she’s trying to bring to the world that are slowly dying,

My heart and prayers are with all the children in Darfur.

Just got back from a late night at a card party….just in time for a new thread! Thanks for all the information. I don’t know how there are people who can be anything but be in utter awe of Angelina Jolie and all that she has accomplished.

Great coverage with an article in Newsweek. Very powerful woman.


Many thanks for the pics of this awesome lady! JJ you are and will be the best BLOG!!!

Hey lavagirl, I read that article. I don’t think it’s real. Thanks & bye.

No matter how many times I watch the clips and view the photos, I cry my eyes out. Every time I thing Angie can’t do anything more to make me proud as a fan, She raise the bar higher and higher. Bless you Angie for keeping the focus where it should be!

My heart and prayers goes out to the people of Darfur/Chad especially the children.

I also wish the international community would wake up and try to put an end to the genicode that is taking place.

Thanks Jared and Audrey!

Thanks Jared for the new thread!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith @ 03/11/2007 at 1:25 am

Thanks Jared for this thread. Angie is a really insprirational human being and I’ve got great admiration for her. The way she was holding that little boy was like the way you would see her holding one of her own kids.

God bless Angelina and her family.

Angelina is talking about a great Austrian organisation
This link takes you to the main page in German, there is another one in English.
To avpid moderation I’ll post that link in my next post


that paper looks like the national enquirer of the usa

lamassabrosona @ 03/11/2007 at 1:30 am

Thank you Just Jared. I truly believe that things like that are what change the world for good. :) All the best to her and all her family.
Check it out, they do wonderful things. A friend of mine works there in Vienna.

amazing lady….I have a lot of respect for her !!

wachikuni @ 03/11/2007 at 1:31 am

nice work angie, you are very powerful

Alexanderina @ 03/11/2007 at 1:32 am

Thanks Jared for the new thread and the article from Newsweek and the videos and the pictures. The pictures are so touching and the article is so wonderful. Angie is an incredible and amazing woman, and I am so glad to be a fan of hers, she is such an inspiration to us her fans, and to so many others. WAY TO GO ANGIE

Alexanderina @ 03/11/2007 at 1:33 am

Estelle Says:

March 11th, 2007 at 1:15 am – flag comment
Thank you JJ, I was hoping you will have this thread on. You are awesome.

What a wonderful article and touching story. I have great admiration for her and bless her heart for all of the attention she’s trying to bring to the world that are slowly dying,

My heart and prayers are with all the children in Darfur.

Well Said Estelle and Ditto

Hey Alex, how was the movie? did you like it? I love love love it….my man is totally awesome.

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