BACK IN CAMBODIA
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[ November 7th 2001 ]
Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie, star of last summer's
blockbuster Lara Croft Tomb Raider, was back in
Cambodia on Wednesday, visiting as goodwill ambassador
for the United Nations refugees agency.
and actor-director husband Billy Bob Thornton
arrived on a week-long visit to Cambodia which
will take them to U.N. projects with returned
refugees on the Thai-Cambodia border. "I just
love this country so much," Jolie told Reuters
before boarding a plane for northern Siem Reap
province, where scenes for "Tomb Raider" were
shot last year at the jungle clad 9-13th century
Angkor Wat temples.
daughter of Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, said
she fell in love with the war-ravaged southeast
Asian country while filming at the temple complex.
Jolie and Thornton were scheduled to travel with
the U.N. refugee agency to the northern town of
Battambang on Thursday then to Samlot on the Thai
of refugees were resettled by the UNHCR in Samlot
- formerly a rebel zone ruled by the brutal communist
Khmer Rouge - after peace finally settled on Cambodia
in 1998. "We want to just help preserve the traditions
and culture and be a part of helping Cambodia
rebuild itself," Jolie said.