Audrey Hepburn: Hollywood Icon and Child Rights Activist

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  • 2020
  • 2min
Audrey Hepburn: Hollywood Icon and Child Rights Activist
  • Original Title: Audrey Hepburn: Hollywood Icon and Child Rights Activist

Explore the humanitarian legacy of Audrey Hepburn, from her eye-opening mission with UNICEF in Ethiopia.

Audrey Hepburn: Hollywood Icon and Child Rights Activist
  • English
  • English
  • Original Title: Audrey Hepburn: Hollywood Icon and Child Rights Activist

Audrey Hepburn: Hollywood Icon and Child Rights Activist - Compassionate, Influential, Legacy

 

This poignant documentary shines a light on the lesser-known humanitarian side of the iconic Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn, focusing on her fervent advocacy for children's rights. After being appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1988, Hepburn embarked on a life-changing mission to Ethiopia, a nation then ravaged by drought and civil conflict leading to severe famine. The film captures her immersive experience with UNICEF's emergency operations in Ethiopia and follows her tireless efforts to bring global attention to the crisis. Hepburn's commitment to the cause saw her engaging with media across the United States, Canada, and Europe, giving up to 15 interviews a day to amplify the voice of the affected children. Highlighting a pivotal moment in her advocacy, the documentary culminates in Hepburn's passionate speech in 1989, coinciding with the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by world leaders, showcasing her profound impact on child rights advocacy.

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