Saturday, 10 March 2012

Angelina Jolie Supports ‘Kony 2012’: It’s ‘A Wonderful Movement’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Angelina Jolie attends the 3rd Annual Women in the World Summit at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center in New York City on March 8, 2012 Caption Dozens of celebrities have spoken out and/or Tweeted their support of filmmaker Jason Russell’s video “Kony 2012” since it hit YouTube on Monday and now, the movement aiming to bring down Joseph Kony (leader of the Lord’s Resistance Amy in Uganda) has gained the support of yet another huge star – Angelina Jolie.
“Well, it’s been a wonderful movement for a long time,” the mother of six told Reuters at a Women’s Day Event in New York City on Thursday of the social media push efforting the surrender of the ruthless warlord.
“I don’t think I know anybody who doesn’t hate Joseph Kony and anyone who works in the international field has been aware, and I’ve been to Uganda and Congo and been to the International Criminal Court myself and spoken with the chief prosecutor about the case and he’s the one that we all want to see in jail,” the actress continues.“So I think it’s great that more people are talking about it.”
The “In The Land of Blood and Honey” writer/director is also encouraged by the fact that so many youths have taken up the cause and are interested in bringing the guerilla leader (who stands accused of abducting more than 66,000 children and forcing them to became soldiers) to justice.
“He’s an extraordinarily horrible human being who, you know…his time has come,” Angelina added. “And it’s lovely to see that young people are [rising] up as well.”

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