Angelina Jolie to executive produce 'Our World' news show for children
UPI News Service, 12/29/2018
Angelina Jolie is teaming up with BBC to executive produce a news program titled "Our World" aimed at children aged 7 to 12.
The program, set to be released in 2019 as a weekly, half-hour show during a 10-week trial period, will cover current affairs and promote global media literacy among children.
"Our World's" mission is to help young people understand the world around them and encourage critical thinking.
The program will have a global scope and kick off in English with the BBC looking to expand it into multiple languages.
"There has never been a time when it was more important to introduce the next generation to objective, impartial news and factual explanation of the events and issues shaping our world. Children today are exposed to a lot of opinion, but not necessarily to information that is fact-based and reliable," Jolie said in a statement.
"As a mother, I am very pleased that the BBC World Service is taking this step. It is also important to me that the project is global, and will help young people in different countries to be connected to each other and to have greater awareness and understanding of the news on an international basis," she continued.
Jolie is next set to star in an upcoming live-action fantasy drama from director Brenda Chapman titled "Come Away" opposite David Oyelowo.
Jolie and Oyelowo will be featured in the film as the parents of siblings who go on to become classic fantasy characters Peter Pan and Alice from Alice in Wonderland.
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