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Charlize recalls, Amsterdam past


According to the actress, the characteristics of colonialism corresponds to that of the hiv-epidemic.

Charlize Theron during her visit to the international aids conference in Amsterdam full of praise for the capital, but reminded also of “another part of the history of the Netherlands”. “In addition to actress, activist and mother, I am also Afrikaner,” she said during the opening of the second day of the conference.

Charlize recalled the colonial past of her native South Africa. According to the actress, the characteristics of colonialism corresponds to that of the hiv-epidemic. “Dehumanisering, discrimination, stereotyping and stigma”, summed up Charlize. “This attitude has the spread of hiv from the first day in the fed.”

The actress was emotional when she told us about her childhood in South Africa. “I saw my home on the knees was forced by the aids epidemic, and grew up during apartheid. I saw how my country was torn apart by prejudice, but also saw how it transformed thanks to Ubuntu.” That belief in a universally shared covenant that all mankind connects felt Charlize also in the Amsterdam RAI, where these days at international level is spoken about the fight against hiv and aids. “I feel it here in this space. I feel it here in Amsterdam.”

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