Last Updated on 15th July 2011
The stunning Angelina Jolie has spoken out about returning to her beloved country of Cambodia to shoot her latest campaign images for luxury label Louis Vuitton, and how much of a life-changing place this beautiful country has been.
“I first came to Cambodia about ten years ago for a film and we were the first film back since the war, so we didn’t know quite know what it was going to be like, or what the people were going to be like, and it was the first time I became aware of landmines,” said Jolie.
“I remember standing in the waterfall during one of our shots and they said ‘just stay on this side of the waterfall because that side of the waterfall still hasn’t been de-mined’. And I thought, as somebody from America, what does that mean, hasn’t been de-mined? It’s just the craziest, it doesn’t cross our mind that all these children, and people walking around these areas, have landmines in the ground and that’s just a part of their daily life.”
With the campaign’s tagline simply reading: “A single journey can change the course of a life. Cambodia, May 2011,” it’s a pretty hard-hitting sentence to anybody who reads it.
All fees Angelina makes from the campaign are also being donated to charity, reports Vogue UK.