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UN Refugee Agency Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Delivers Message of Tolerance for World Refugee Day (Video)

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood June 19, 2012 at 12:50PM

June 20 is World Refugee Day. UNHCR is launching a new campaign to promote tolerance towards refugeses. It asks, "If conflict threatened your family, what would you do?"
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June 20 is World Refugee Day. UNHCR is launching a new campaign to promote tolerance towards refugees. It asks, "If conflict threatened your family, what would you do?" UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie delivers a video message below:

UNHCR:

If conflict threatened your family, what would you do?

Suddenly, each choice you make could be a matter of life or death.

Every minute 8 people are forced to flee war, persecution or terror.

Refugees don't have a choice. You do.

Donate here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.