Angelina Jolie Now Stars in Movie On Refugees
A movie starring the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie, about the life of a Rwandese refugee in Kenya is under way.
The United Trust announced this on Friday during a function organised as part of the World Refugee Day celebrations at a Nairobi hotel.
World Refugee Day is marked on June 20 of every year.
The movie, The Ultimate Challenge, is a story based on the book written by the founder of the United Trust, Mr Biruk Tisfaye, who is an Ethiopian refugee residing in Kenya.
It is a story about a Rwandese man and his two daughters who fled the war in Rwanda to escape civil war.
They found themselves in a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, where they encountered new challenges, including scavenging for a livelihood.
Though committed Christians, one of the girls decides that it is morally right for her to sell her body to help out her sister who is desperately ill. However the father, in spite of all the hardships, will hear nothing of it.
Jolie, who is also a famous actress, has been proposed for the lead role. She has starred in another movie highlighting the plight of refugees, Beyond the Borders.