Actress Angelina Jolie and her children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 — made an appearance at the premiere of her Cambodian film “First They Killed My Father.” Her sons Maddox, who was born in Cambodia, and Pax were both involved in the production of the movie.
While speaking at the event, Jolie reflected on the connection she has to the country, saying:
I cannot find words to express what it means to me that I was entrusted with telling part of the story of this country. 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. 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 then the stage to address the audience.