The 41-year-old appeared at a Press Conference
in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to discuss her new Film
which details the war time experiences of her friend and Cambodian human-rights activist Loung Ung as a child.
Making an official appearance for the first time since she filed for divorce in September 2016, Jolie
said the film was an attempt for her to understand what the parents of her adopted eldest son, Maddox, went through with the Khmer Rouge communist party in the 1970s.
During the conference Jolie described Cambodia as ‘a second home’ saying that ‘Maddox is happy to be back in his country’, according to People.
She said: ‘I’m deeply honored to have had the chance to work on the film. I hope it reminds everyone that there are little Loungs all around the world today.’
Jolies new film is based on the memoir by author and friend Loung Ung (right) (Picture: Omar Havana/Getty Images)
The eldest of Jolie’s six children, Maddox, was adopted in 2002 from an orphanage in Battambang, Cambodia.
The film, directed by Jolie, premiers today at the Angkor Wat temple complex.
Angelina gave her first press conference in a while (Picture: Omar Havana/Getty Images)
Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni, the Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and other high-ranking government officials are expected to attend.
Jolie gave a free public screening of the film, based on Loung Un’s memoirs.
First They Killed My Father will air on Netflix globally later this year.