Angelina Jolie Promotes 'First They Killed My Father' Film in Cambodia With All Six of Her Children - See the
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Angelina Jolie's latest appearance was a family affair!
The 41-year-old actress attended a press conference ahead of the world premiere of her new film, First They Killed My Father, at the Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on Saturday. She brought along all six of her children -- Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 -- whom she shares with ex Brad Pitt.
Angelina appeared as happy as ever during the outing, donning a gorgeous lacy black dress and matching heels. She was all smiles while watching her adopted son Maddox, who was born in Cambodia, greet the nation's king, Norodom Sihamoni.
"I cannot find words to express what it means to me that I was entrusted with telling part of the story of this country," she reportedly told the crowd. "This film was not made to focus on the horrors of the past, but to celebrate the resilience, kindness and talent of the Cambodian people."
"Most of all, this film is my way of saying thank you to Cambodia," she continued. "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."
According to a press release for the film, the Netflix original movie, directed and produced by Angelina and set to be released later this year, is dedicated to those who died under the Khmer Rouge, as well as all who survived, and "focuses on the love and dedication of a Cambodian family," celebrating "the beauty, spirit and resilience of the Cambodian people and culture." It's an adaptation of the 2000 memoir First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Canadian author and human rights activist Loung Ung, a survivor of the regime, and Angelina's longtime pal.
The film was shot in Cambodia with a cast made up entirely of Cambodian actors, marking the country's largest movie ever made. Srey Moch Sareum, who portrays the lead role of young Loung, was beaming while chatting about the film with Angelina on Saturday.
Watch the video below to see a sneak peek clip ahead of its release.