Angelina Jolie’s life-changing trip to Myanmar

Angelina Jolie’s life-changing trip to Myanmar

Angelina Jolie Pitt, who has travelled all over the world for more than 14 years as a United Nations goodwill ambassador, made her most recent trip a family affair by bringing her 11-year-old son, Pax, along for the journey.

The actress invited our UK edition, HELLO!, to join her on the trip, that saw Angelina touching down in Myanmar, formerly Burma, for the first time. Being able to share the emotional experience with her son is a “dream,” says the Maleficent star, who has said that she wants all her children, “to understand the world around them and their responsibilities to others.”

Angelina said it is a “dream” to work with her children, adding: “I want them to understand the world around them and their responsibilities to others.”

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGEAngelina Jolie visited Myanmar with her son Pax

The mother-of-six viewed the trip as an opportunity for her whole family with fellow Hollywood star Brad Pitt to learn about the part of the world where Pax, who was adopted from Vietnam in 2007, was born.

“They all asked to come on these trips so they must have known they were ready,” she explained.

Indeed the trip is not the first time Angelina has worked with one of her children. In June, the couple's nine-year-old daughter Shiloh joined Angelina on a trip to Syria, and it was recently confirmed that her 14-year-old son Maddox would be helping out on the set of her next directorial offering, First They Killed My Father, in his birthplace Cambodia.

Angelina has been a United Nations goodwill ambassador for 14 years

The film is an adaptation of the memoir of Cambodian human rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the Khmer Rouge regime – a book that she said "deeply affected" her in a statement confirming the project.

The 40-year-old explains that her humanitarian work often inspires her film projects, telling HELLO!: “I am of course very influenced in my film-making by my humanitarian work, and drawn to projects that I feel have meaning and relevance or tell important stories.”

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