Angelina Jolie-Directed ‘Unbroken’ Showcases Her Passion For The Human Spirit

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As if Angelina Jolie isn’t busy enough being married to one of Hollywood’s hottest male actors, being one of the hottest female actors herself, and raising 6 kids. Oh also, there’s that awesome endeavor she’s undertaking with British Foreign Secretary William Hague to launch a summit, a first of its kind, in 2014 focused on ending rape in war zones.

Needless to say Angelina is not only stunningly beautiful on the outside, but her passion for activism showcases a greater love for humanity that she is starting to integrate into her own body of creative work.

She will make her studio directorial debut at Christmas 2014 with her film ‘Unbroken’. The movie is based on the true story of US olympic runner Louis Zamperini who competed in 1936. Soon the war followed, and Zamperini survived on a raft with two other crewmen for 47 days after being shot down during World War II, only to be captured by the Japanese and held for two years as prisoners of war. It is a story of resilience and courage under horrific circumstances.

The preview of the film, which hits theaters on Christmas Day, was first shown during the Sochi Olympics telecast to whet both sports and movie fans’ appetites alike.

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The film is Jolie’s second picture as a director, after the the 2011 independent drama ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’.

At the Berlin Olympics, Zamperini finished eighth in the 5,000 meters, and his final lap of 56 seconds caught the attention of Adolf Hitler, whom he personally met. Today Louis is 97, and he was featured in the trailer, saying:

“Don’t give up, don’t give in. There’s always an answer to everything.”

The movie is based on the book of the same name, by author Laura Hillenbrand, who also wrote ‘Seabiscuit’. The trailer was narrated by Tom Brokaw, who says “The will to push through any obstacle, the drive never to give into defeat,” over real black and white footage of Zamperini from the Olympics.

There is no way we are going to miss this film, come Christmas day. It’s so inspiring to see an incredible humanitarian and artist like Angelina literally dedicate her life to bringing important stories and issues to life. We definitely need more Hollywood actresses willing to share in the collective global movement to improve humanity.
Check out the trailer for ‘Unbroken’ below:

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