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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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  • Juvie

    what an amazing lady!!!

  • xenia

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

  • charlie

    Wow I’m first! Thanks jared.

  • ARIEL

    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

  • char

    i love this woman.

  • lavagirl

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

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/sundaymag/sunday_11m_jolie.shtml

  • charlie

    Ange rocks!

  • lamassabrosona

    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.

  • Estelle

    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.

  • Izzie

    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.

    Peace….

  • guli

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

  • charlie

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

  • Lady G

    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!

  • stranger

    Thanks Jared for the new thread!

  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith

    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.

  • tabloids

    God bless Angelina and her family.

  • stranger

    Angelina is talking about a great Austrian organisation
    http://www.sos-kinderdorf.at
    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

  • BCBG

    lavagirl-

    that paper looks like the national enquirer of the usa

  • lamassabrosona

    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.

  • stranger

    http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/
    Check it out, they do wonderful things. A friend of mine works there in Vienna.

  • BCBG

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

  • wachikuni

    nice work angie, you are very powerful

  • Alexanderina

    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

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    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

  • Estelle

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

  • lavagirl

    to charlie and BCBG:

    Sorry for posting, I thought it may be of interest to her fans in here.

  • Laura

    Okay, I take back all the negative comments I’ve written about Jolie.
    Looking at these pics, Jolie has a good heart.
    She wants to help the less fortunate, and if we all can do the same, the world would be a better place. I know I haven’t done enough.

    I wish her and her family well.

  • Estelle

    no problem lavagirl, thanks for posting the link, it’s a scary thought, this article remind me of similar plot to abduct actor Russel Crowe.

  • Chloe

    Geez.

    She’s a good person after all.

  • rainbow

    why did angie go to darfur? so you’ll think of and act for the people of darfur. so she’s your role model, that’s great! but you just can’t praise her and stop at that. please, what have you already done? what do you intend to do? i think that’s what she would want to know.

  • Alexanderina

    18
    BCBG Says:

    March 11th, 2007 at 1:30 am – flag comment
    lavagirl-

    that paper looks like the national enquirer of the usa

    =====================================================
    I agree, News of the World is a trashy tab and I seriously doubt that Angie gave them an exclusive interview, Angie and Brad don’t give interviews to tabloid Magazines, especially trashy ones.

  • Missouri Fan

    5
    char Says:

    March 11th, 2007 at 1:09 am – flag comment
    i love this woman.

    Hi char, welcome to Just Jared BAMZS fans blog!! BTW i like your name.

    You got to love this woman, have u ever see this video? here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQJGf-zsFIg

  • Tijen

    She has a very big heart, and she is doing a lot of good things in this troubled world to help the others in need. I am sure God will help her and protect her so that she can continue to do this good work. May she and her family always be blessed.

  • Di Na Natuto

    Such an amazing woman. I will love her forever!

  • Lily

    You gotta love Angie. She honestly makes me more aware of all the less fortunate in the world.

    Love how she respects culture and covers herself when she’s around people that do. Good for you, Angie!!!! She’s a one-of-a-kind celeb :)

  • Alexanderina

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    Estelle Says:

    March 11th, 2007 at 1:34 am – flag comment
    Hey Alex, how was the movie? did you like it? I love love love it….my man is totally awesome.

    =====================================================

    I love it, he was definitely awesome

  • guli

    Lady G—–ITA– re:
    I also wish the international community would wake up and try to put an end to the genicode that is taking place.

    At least i do donate and try to help as much as I can, I wish we can make the rest of the folks who are fans(at least I think they are) to act and act soon as ell…….

  • Missouri Fan

    4
    ARIEL Says:

    March 11th, 2007 at 1:08 am

    Hey my Ariel , did you get the pic?

    That pic Angie hugging that boy is very touchy.
    In my eyes, Angie is the Living Saint of the century!!

  • Missouri Fan

    27
    Laura Says:

    March 11th, 2007 at 1:37 am – flag comment
    Okay, I take back all the negative comments I’ve written about Jolie.
    Looking at these pics, Jolie has a good heart.
    She wants to help the less fortunate, and if we all can do the same, the world would be a better place. I know I haven’t done enough.

    I wish her and her family well.
    *************************

    Laura, that is very nice of you ! Thank you!

  • lucy

    I think charity helps, guli.

    But the one thing that Angi and people like her do is they help to make the politicians and public more aware of the genocide that is occuring to provoke them into action.

    Charity is helpful but sometimes their is a need for U.N. peacekeepers or other type of military intervention to prevent further genocide from occuring. THis is where they are the most effective.

  • stranger

    You can make a donation or sponsor a child at the organisation Angelina mentions in the article:
    http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/

    The Austrian site also sells cards and little paper houses, the donation can be as small as buying a greeting card. The link (without the htt…)
    sos-kinderdorf.at

  • Missouri Fan

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    Di Na Natuto Says:

    March 11th, 2007 at 1:43 am – flag comment
    Such an amazing woman. I will love her forever!
    *********************

    Ako rin, mamahalin ko siya hanggang sa huling sandali!

    Kumusta? Ang ganda naman ng pangalan mo? Welcome to Just Jared!!

  • checkers

    Thank you again JJ! what a great weekend.. this is indeed the best place and seems to be always the first to have a write up on Ange and family… She truly is an amazing and inspiring woman who is serious, geniune and walks the walk! more power to her and her family!!

    Hi Guli!

  • Alicia

    God bless you Angelina :)

  • ARIEL

    Ate Cha, I have not read any e-mails lately. I just came from work. So tired & have to do it tomorrow. I promise I will read & look at the pics. I am sure your little “apo” is very cute now.

    I am off to bed soon. Chat later! I love that song…Di Na Natuto. Is it by Gary V?

    Bye for now…

  • **!!!**

    Way to go Angelina! Happy for you that because of your commitment you are making a difference every step of the way.

  • CLINIQUA

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Angelina won the Nobel Peace Prize one day.

    …and like, soon.

  • Missouri Fan

    48
    CLINIQUA Says:

    March 11th, 2007 at 3:14 am – flag comment
    I wouldn’t be surprised if Angelina won the Nobel Peace Prize one day.

    …and like, soon.

    ******************

    Definitely she will soon!!

  • konnitiwa

    The white blouse in some pictures looks the same as the one in the pics she was walking with Brad and Zee and Shi in a stroller the other day. I personally like her indiference toward surface appearance.

  • jjoy

    i love and admire this woman…..ITA with everyone, she’s an amazing lady….

    as for what we can do as her admirers/fans, i for one have a monthly donation to UNHCR….deducted from my checking account….not a lot of money coz i am not rich….just barely making enough every month….but at least even a small amount can really help the UNHCR to provide necessary services to refugees….i wish i am rich so that i can really help these refugees to be at least become financially stable….

    i just wish for Angie to take care of herself and her family…..that the LORD and her guardian angels will always keep her safe and healthy….

    BAMZS rock and rule!!!

    thanks jj and audrey!!!

    hello to all my kababayans and to all real and loyal BAMZS fans…..goodevenin/night/mornin to all….

    Ate char…..sorry for not responding to your message but i got your apo’s pics as i mentioned in the old thread….

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