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Angelina Jolie Visits Female Factory Workers in Myanmar

Angelina Jolie Visits Female Factory Workers in Myanmar

Angelina Jolie leaves a meeting after visiting with female factory workers at a hostel in Hlaing Thar Yat Township on Saturday (August 1) in Yangon, Myanmar.

The 40-year-old actress and director was joined for the visit by democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi to learn about the dire conditions in which the women work.

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Angelina is on a four-day trip to the region, which marks her first visit to Myanmar. Her son Pax has joined her on the trip, though he is not pictured here.

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  • Caribbean


  • Caribbean

    well then

  • JPFamily
  • well

    Nice work! I’m am still reading posts from the past couple of days- so much to be proud of as a JP fan!

  • JPFamily

    Press Release:
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Angelina Jolie has joined Burma’s opposition leader and pro-democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions.
    Jolie, who is a special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, is on a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation.

    During her meeting with the factory workers on the outskirts of an industrial zone in Burma’s largest city, Rangoon [Yangon], Jolie and Suu Kyi witnessed first-hand the conditions the women live in, mostly low-cost hostels. Jolie also toured inside the factory.

    She traveled to Kachin State earlier this week, home to more than 10,000 displaced people since a cease-fire between Burma’s government and ethnic rebels has broken down in 2011.

    According to her trip details, it is unlikely that Jolie will be able to travel to western Arakan State, where more than 100,000 Muslim minority Rohingya live in apartheid-like conditions in camps.

    It is Jolie’s first visit to Burma, officially known as Myanmar, which only recently emerged from decades of military rule. More than a dozen ethnic minority groups, mostly in the country’s border areas, have been fighting for greater autonomy since the country attained independence from Britain 67 years ago.

    Recently, the world attention has turned to the plight of stateless Rohingya Muslims who have been trafficked from Burma and Bangladesh aboard overcrowded boats. Dozens of graves as well as pens likely used as cages for Rohingya have been found in abandoned jungle camps on both sides of the Thailand-Malaysian border.

  • Anon2
  • JPFamily

    Some War Machine news + UAE filming dates confirmed (Oct 20 – Nov 13):
    Filming will take place in UAE between 20th Oct – 13th November (week days only)
    New Brad Pitt movie to film in Abu Dhabi
    Brad Pitt’s big-budget Netflix movie is set to shoot in Abu Dhabi in September. Based on The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside ­Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan, by the late author Michael Hastings, the satire War Machine stars Pitt as 4-star American general.

    Abu Dhabi will stand in for the Afghanistan desert, and possibly a bit of Iraq too.

    Our sources from very close to the production tell us that with Star Trek Beyond, Dhishoom and War Machine all shooting in the UAE in September, local talent is running thin on the ground – so if you are an internationally renowned film professional, or an aspiring local, you may want to send your CV in.

    Films do seem to be coming in thick and fast at the moment, in no small part thanks to Abu Dhabi’s 30 per cent rebate for cinema productions in the emirate, in addition to the growing reputation of the country with international filmmakers in need of a safe, scenic desert landscape.

  • GroundControl500

    So I see from a photo Angie did meet with Aung San Suu Kyi.

    This appears to have been a very productive trip.

    ETA Plus I just saw your article, JPFamily, thanks.

  • GroundControl500

    Thanks, JPFamily, for all your work bringing these articles and photos here.
    It is much appreciated.

  • Guest87

    Is this true?
    This woman is racist. Why does she keep adopting black babies?

    - Grew up in Apartheid South Africa
    - Praised Apartheid in People’s Magazine after arriving in Hollywood (this was after Apartheid had ended in 1994)
    - Interrupted Viola Davis while she was talking about hard it is being black in Hollywood and tried to get her to change the subject
    - Mocked Halle Berry’s career in the press and afterwards said that she gave Halle some flowers to apologize. Halle said that she never got any flowers.
    - Lets her black baby around fellow racist Sean Penn and his racist son
    - Tries to indoctrinate her black baby with ‘white is better’ ideology, giving him only blonde barbie dolls to play with and letting him wear a blonde ponytail
    - Was accused of abusing her son in public
    - Only let her son eat ice cream after Sean Penn had finished his ice cream and left the bottom half of the cone with his saliva all over it (gross)

    She just wants a black baby as a cute accessory like the other racist actresses in Hollywood. Sandra Bullock wanted to bring a black baby into the same house as her neo-Nazi ex-husband (WTF?)

  • bap

    That is a beautiful picture Jared posted of Dame Angelina!

  • bap

    Thanks Anon2 this is a good read!

  • busted

    I hope fans are flagging that comment about Charlize. that same kind of mess has been said about the JPs.

  • Guest87

    Charlize’s comments about South Africa are on record. Everything posted is factual.

  • Observer2

    Why is the troll posting this nonsense on Angelina’s thread? Why not post it on the Charlize Theron thread talking about her adoption?

  • busted

    especially when it is YOUR ONE AND ONLY POST.. New account too..

    just like some of the others we have seen before. Trying to get a foothold on the site then they really show their true colors. I’m sad that some fans didn’t see this

  • bap

    You are right post it on Theron thread!

  • auristela.auristelapessoa.pess

    Parece este vestido e o mesmo quando a vimos sozinha pela primeiravez depois que ela ficou noiva em abril 2012.

  • Observer2

    Exactly. Their next order of business will be to shade Angelina and / or Brad.

    When fans read a new person’s post and it looks like they’re shading them, then they’re shading them.

  • Felinelilly

    You rock with all these articles and pictures.

  • Observer2

    So, it looks like London/UK for Sept/ part of Oct. and Abu Dhabi for the remainder of the shoot. Wonder what they’ll film in L.A.? Or if Plan B just rented production office space in L.A. for the movie.

    Thanks for all of the articles!

  • angiefan

    Just love her in white. She is so beautiful and selfless. The way she looks at people you can tell that she truly cares. I wish I had her strength…

  • Felinelilly

    I feel privileged witnessing Angelina meeting all these leaders. History in the making. Angelina is a powerhouse and Aung San Suu Kyi is the definition of strength.

  • changeling

    Filming in Abu Dhabi/UAE from October 20 to November 13, 2015. By the Sea release date is November 13, and Angie is supposed to start shooting First they Killed My Father also in November …. really tight schedule for both of them, wrapping up War Machine for Brad, promotions for By The Sea, and start filming for Angie’s Cambodia movie — all taking place month of November. Wow…hats off to these two!

  • GroundControl500

    I’ll repost here what I posted on Theron’s thread.

    Any evidence that Sean Penn is a racist? Please don’t say because his son is an idiot. That’s quite an irresponsible accusation so can we have some proof?

    You don’t want Sean Penn to go all James Woods on you, now do you?

  • GroundControl500

    Fabulous life.

  • Jo

    A literal angel

  • mkv

    Any french speakers know what Melanie Laurent says about Angie here around the 4:33 mark of this interview?

  • toastie postie

    Wowza! My head is spinning from all this. Whew! At least I hadn’t just finished a LAP.

    Reposting video – Max and Pax – I’ll Be There

    Posting 25min Doc. video on “The Lady” Aung San Suu Kyi – Excuse if already posted, since I haven’t read any of the posts today.

  • Felinelilly

    The newscaster asked “how is Angelina Jolie?” and Mélanie says, “She’s great. She’s an actress who directs, she loves her actors, she’s caring, she’s calm, she knew exactly what she wanted… and a beautiful couple of actors, she and her husband. It was really impressive and at the same time, amazing”.

  • Guest87

    This convoluted story begins last year, when a profile in the New Yorker claimed that Theron told an assistant to “Write this down: ‘Note to self. Do not become Halle Berry.’ ”

    It was a reference to Theron’s Oscar hopes for “Monster,” and to Berry’s decision to star in “Catwoman” after winning an Oscar for “Monster’s Ball.” But Theron tells Entertainment Weekly and “Access Hollywood” she never uttered those words and that they hurt her because she doesn’t feel that way about Berry.

    “That was a comment the writer made, and he said that I’d said it,” Theron told EW. She says she sent flowers to Berry with an apologetic note. That’s news to Berry, who told “Access,” “No, I didn’t
    get it.”

  • bap

    Please take your information about Berry and Theron over to Theron’s thread.

  • bap

    Thank you for the translation!

  • toastie postie

    Awesome! Thanks! :0)

  • Guest87

    I have. This has more hits so I’m posting In both. Don’t be fooled. She has shaded black women many times and is now adopting a black girl.

  • toastie postie

    That is so tragic. People treating vulnerable people so badly.

  • toastie postie

    Great news. Wow you and Angelina are wearing me out. Great energy, both of you. Thanks a bunch! :0)

  • Felinelilly

    You’re welcome bap.

  • toastie postie

    Crazy about James Woods. Most of the comments were very negative about him. I just recently heard that he is…wait. I might get sued.

  • mkv

    Thank you!

  • Felinelilly

    No problem! You’re welcome.

  • changeling


    Cecil the lion’s brother, Jericho, is also illegally killed in Zimbabwe, official says

    (CNN)The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, a senior park official told CNN.

    Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

    Cecil was also killed illegally, provoking an international outrage because he was a protected animal, and Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition of American dentist Walter Palmer on accusations that he and others illegally hunted the lion, authorities said.

    Cecil the Lion’s brother, ‘Jericho,’ killed by hunter 04:57

    “It is with huge disgust and sadness that we have just been informed that Jericho, Cecil’s brother has been killed at 4pm today,” Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said Saturday on Facebook.

    “We are absolutely heart broken,” the Task Force added.

    Jericho was considered to be caring for and defending Cecil’s cubs, but the survivability of those cubs wasn’t immediately clear in the aftermath of Jericho’s death.

    Some of the cubs may have been Jericho’s, said David Macdonald, director of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, who has been studying Cecil.

    Male coalitions, often between brothers, oversee prides of females in lion society and protect the prides from threats posed by outsider male lions, the scientist said.

  • Guest87

    Final comment. Thank you for reading, don’t be fooled by some of
    These hollyweird stars

    For others who are interested here is what she said after apartheid In people magazine

    Theron had little time to grieve; with the dismantling of apartheid and the creation of new affirmative action laws, she became convinced “there was no future for a white South African.” One week after turning 16, she accepted an offer from an Italian model scout, and—

  • toastie postie

    OMG! When will this stop! I’m late to the party, so excuse me if this has already been posted. Now Cecil’s brother, who was suppose to be protecting Cecil’s cubs, has now been killed and illegally also. Horrible. All for a trophy to prove their manhood – don’t know what the idjit female was trying to prove when, other than being heartless, she posed on the ground with the giraffe she had killed. She later try to get out of it, by saying it was lonely and old, so she put it out it’s misery.
    Word to people, if I ever say I’m lonely and old, don’t shoot me. Please!
    I want to hope that Jericho’s death is a hoax but I fear it isn’t. :0(

  • Josie’s girl

    This woman has drastically changed and its a bit weird.

  • Felinelilly

    F-ing disgusting. Jesus. Hunters should go out the same way they take out helpless, PROTECTED animals. Coward assholes.

  • toastie postie

    Hmm. I’m slow today – slug bug day. This is a JP thread. Right? Why am I reading so much CT stuff? By the way not talking about the regular JPs talking about her, but those who are popping up out of nowhere. Sorry if I insulted any of the regulars.

    :o) – We are allowed to talk about others, even Bozo the Clown. Though he’s incognito right now(umm…maybe dead?).

  • sandra

    let me check

  • sandra

    yes LOL

  • toastie postie

    Funny lady. :0)