Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has had an eventful week in New York City. On Saturday, December 16, the actress attended the Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia event at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and brought along a couple of very special guests: son Maddox and daughter Shiloh as reported by the DailyMail.
The Academy Award winning actress wore a beige trench coat, white top and dark trousers, as she posed with her children before the start of the event. Jolie looked absolutely stunning wearing minimal makeup and her face, nearly devoid of wrinkles, seems to defy her 42 years of age. Eleven-year-old Shiloh wore a simple white shirt and black slacks, and 16-year-old Maddox accentuated his look with a black scarf.
The beautiful family posed for pictures with First They Killed My Father author Loung Ung, film director Rithy Panh and composer Him Sophy.
Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia aimed at paying tribute to the nearly two million victims of the Cambodian genocide by combining the forces of the Metropolis Ensemble, the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir and traditional Khmer vocalists and instruments, as per the official website of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Earlier in the week, on Thursday, Jolie attended the Light After Darkness: Memory, Resilience and Renewal in Cambodia discussion at the Asia Society in New York City.
Dressed in a slinky navy gown, velvet robe, and killer heels, the Maleficent star was part of a panel which included activist and First They Killed My Father author Loung Ung.
Angelina, who directed the film of the same name based on Ung’s book, has been quite busy this year promoting it around the world. It’s a passion project for the actress-turned-director since her adopted son Maddox is originally from Cambodia. The film documents the experience of a young girl and the horrors she suffered under the rule of the Khmer Rouge.
After the discussion, Jolie stopped to sign autographs and take selfies with her fans outside the building.
The following day, Jolie attended the 2017 United Nations Correspondents Association Awards at Cipriani Wall Street. She brought along four of her children: her sons Pax, 14, Knox, 9, and daughters Zahara, 12, and Shiloh, 11. At the event, the actress, who once again looked regal in a floor-length strapless dress and long gloves reminiscent of the old Hollywood glamour, was honored as the 2017 UNCA Global Citizen of the year.
Accepting the honors, Jolie said that people have an obligation to envision themselves “in the struggles of others,” and fight “their fight for human rights and freedom as your fight,” according to People.
Earlier this month, at The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in LA, Jolie delivered a powerful speech during which she spoke about female solidarity through art.