Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance since filing for divorce from Brad Pitt a full-on family affair. Jolie was joined by all six of her children—Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8—in Cambodia for the premiere of her film First They Killed My Father, People reports.
Early in the day, Jolie attended a press event for the film, which is based on Cambodian human-rights activist Loung Ung’s autobiography of the same name and tells the story of the devastation caused by the Khmer Rouge communist party in the 1970s. The film stars only Cambodian actors and their native Khmer is spoken throughout.
At the press conference, she spoke about how much Cambodia means to her family, particularly her oldest son, Maddox, who is from the country.
“Most of all, this film is my way of saying thank you to Cambodia,” she said later at the film’s premiere at the Terrace of the Elephant in the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex. “Without Cambodia I may never have become a mother. Part of my heart is and will always be in this country. And part of this country is always with me: Maddox.”
Maddox, who also worked on the film, reading the script, giving notes, and attending production meetings, spoke at the premiere as well—along with another member of the Jolie-Pitt family.
“Thank you everyone for attending tonight,” Maddox said. “We finally made it. It’s a great honor to present this film to all of you, and to stand by my mother and my family. And now I’d like to introduce my little sister Shiloh, as she has something to say.”
Shiloh took the stage and said in Khmer, “My name is Shiloh and I love Cambodia.”
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