Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Taken from  www.elle.com

Jolie was awarded with an honorary Oscar, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, given to those for their outstanding efforts in humanitarian causes. 
She ended the speech by making us all reflect on how we can make change. "We are all, everyone in this room, so fortunate," she said. 

"I have never understood why some people are lucky enough to be born with the chance that I had—with this path in life. And why across the world, there's a woman just like me with the same abilities and the same desires, the same work ethic and love for her family who would most likely make better films and better speeches. 

Only she sits in a refuge camp, and she has no voice. She worries about what her children will eat, how to keep them safe, and if they'll ever return home. I don't know why this is my life and that's hers…But I will do as my mother asked, and I will do the best I can with this life to be of use. And to stand here today means that I did as she asked. If she were alive, she would be very proud, so thank you [gets choked up]."

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