Saturday, January 18, 2014
Angelina Jolie signed up as executive producer for Ethiopian film
Angelina Jolie signed up as executive producer for Ethiopian film. This movie is about a female lawyer fighting against the Ethiopian tradition of young girls being abducted for marriage.
Jolie says, "This film is a strong moment for art in Ethiopia. It is inspiring to see such an important story so beautifully illustrated with such creative talent. It draws out the richness of Ethiopian culture and shows how important legal advances can be made while respecting local culture. It is a story that gives hope for Ethiopia's future, and for other countries where countless girls grow up without the protection of laws that shield them and their bodies, and shows how the courage of brave individuals can awaken the conscience of a society."