Angelina Jolie Divulges More Info About Her Upcoming Netflix Project & It Already Sounds Majorly Powerful

Another day, another way Angelina Jolie is changing the world. The actress, who continues to symbolize strength, is directing a movie for Netflix — and, sure enough, it already sounds powerful. Jolie's Netflix project, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers is focused on the Khmer Rouge regime in ’70s Cambodia. In an email interview with the AP, Jolie divulged some info about the project, and revealed that her 13-year-old son, Maddox, is also working on:

"As Maddox and I prepare the film we will be side by side learning about his country. He is turning 14 next week and this is a very important time for him to understand who he is. He is my son but he is also a son of Cambodia. This is the time for our family to understand all that that means to him and to us. My desire to tell this story in the most truthful and accurate way possible will be my tribute to the strength and dignity of all Cambodian people."

Jolie also noted that Maddox will be involved behind the scenes, coming to the set after school. She then expanded on her goals for the project, writing:

“The intent of this project is not to revisit the horrors of the war but to bring to the screen characters that people around the world will empathize with, and to help other people to learn about Cambodia. What is special about this particular story is that it is told from the perspective of a 5-year-old child, and is based on a child’s emotional experience of war. It sheds light not only on the experience of children during the genocide in Cambodia but of all children who endure war.”

The movie won't be released until late 2016, but here's seven reasons we know it will be powerful.

Her Dedication

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Jolie's years of humanitarian effort prove that she is devoted to bettering the world around her.

Her Storytelling Abilities


Whether she's acting or directing, Jolie has an innate ability to tell a story. This project will be no exception.

Her Empathy

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In her email to the AP, she noted that she wants the world to understand Cambodia. This perspective will help make the film a success.

Her Desire For The Bigger Picture

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Reading what Jolie has to say on the project makes it clear that she wants to use her talents to contribute toward humanitarian efforts.

Her Vision

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Telling the story from a child's point of view will no doubt be emotional, but Jolie knows exactly what kind of impact that will make.

Her Perseverance

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It's clear that after years of humanitarian work, Jolie isn't looking to stop. That's a quality we all need.

Her Family's Involvement


Collaborating with Maddox sets the standard that Jolie's children are being raised to follow in her footsteps.

No word yet on when to expect First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Rememberson Netflix, but one thing is clearly for sure: It's not going to be one to miss.

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