Angelina Jolie flies with family to Cambodia- sans Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie, 41, has not been spotted for some time. However, she recently made a trip to Cambodia in order to ‘understand what her son’s birth parents went through.’ In fact, her latest movie They Killed My Father depicts the harrowing Cambodian genocide.  Angelina seems happiest when traveling, and perhaps is best on her own; an independent spirit seems to be shining through her at the moment. However, the situation between herself and Brad Pitt remains tense since the  alleged altercation on the private jet back in September. Brad Pitt was rumored to have been dating Goldie Hawn’s daughter Kate Hudson although I am not sure that is de facto. But what is of actual existence in the celebrity world. It is an existence of huge wealth, power and on a different level from the common man.

I often wonder why she chooses to consistently wear black. It must be a color that she is comfortable in; but even though I am no fashion expert I believe that she would look fantastic in a palate of different colors. She could easily afford to gain the odd pound as well. Why consistently dress in black? Are you trying to be like Hades- god of the underworld and thus god of the death? Is it cool? Is it goth like? One is not always in mourning. You could dress like Zeus, god of the sky, of thunder and lighting, of law and order and justice. Yes, Angelina,I think you are more of a Zeus style lady. You enjoy flying. You are trying to sort out world poverty issues. You could dress like the sky and orange/yellow like lightening. Very fashionable. Or maybe not! I’m not Anna blooming Wintour.

In Siem Reap Angelina is certainly looking spiritual. This is the first photo op since the split from the celebrity God himself; Mr. Bradley Pitt.

Back to business: Angelina Jolie made her first official appearance since her split from husband Brad Pitt in Siem Reap, Cambodia on Saturday for  the première of her new film, First They Killed My Father

The Communist party of Kampuchea (C.P.K.), otherwise known as the Khmer Rouge, took control of Cambodia on April 17th, 1975.  The CPK created the state of Democratic Kampuchea in 1976 and ruled the country until January 1979. The party’s existence was kept secret until 1977 with no-one knowing about it except for the leaders.

Family relationships were also not allowed. They were forbidden to show even the slightest affection, humor or pity. The Khmer rouge asked all Cambodians to believe, obey and respect only Angkar Padevat, which was to be everyone’s “mother and father”.

They claimed that only “pure” people were qualified to build the revolution. They arrested and killed thousands of soldiers and civil servants who they did not regard as pure and over the next three years, they executed hundreds of thousands of intellectuals, city residents, minority groups such as chinese and veitnamese and many of there own soldiers and party members who were accused of being traitors.

Under the terms of the CPK’s four year plan, Cambodians were expected to produce 3 tons of rice per hectare throughout the country. The result was that they had to produce rice 12 months of the year and many  were forced to work more than 12 hours a day without rest or enough food.

 The regime killed up to two million Cambodians between 1975-79 through execution, starvation and overwork.

It is the second movie by Jolie to tackle the subject of genocide – in 2011 she made a film about the Bosnian conflict featuring mostly local actors.

Publicising their battle: In its quest for an agrarian Marxist utopia, the regime killed up to two million Cambodians between 1975-79 through execution, starvation and overwork

 

 

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