Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:00

Amber Heard is set to visit #Giffoni2019, where she will receive the Giffoni Experience Award

American actress and activist, AMBER HEARD, will meet the young audience of the 49th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival on July 25.  The star will take part in a Q&A with the Giffoni jurors – this year over 6200 from 52 countries – and receive the GIFFONI EXPERIENCE AWARD.

Amber Heard most recently starred as “Mera” in Warner Bros. blockbuster hit, Aquaman opposite Jason Momoa. The film is the most successful film in the DC Comic franchise and has grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide. Her character first appeared in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Her other film credits include: Danish Girl, Her Smell, Magic Mike XXL, Zombieland and Pineapple Express.

Heard also uses her platform to advocate for human rights issues as an activist and philanthropist. In 2003, Heard started working with The Art of Elysium, which introduced her to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. A longtime supporter of women’s rights and a prominent voice in the LGBTQ community since 2006, Heard actively involves herself with organizations like the Human Rights Campaign and Equality Now. In partnership with Amnesty International, Heard has traveled to the Mexican border to provide humanitarian assistance as a translator, and she works with the Syrian American Medical Society to bring humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees throughout the Middle East.

Continuing to expand her spheres of influence, Heard recently became L’Oréal’s newest Global Spokesperson and works to spread their mantra that all women are “worth it.” As a Human Rights Champion of the United Nations Human Rights Office, Heard continues to use her voice gained as an actress to champion human rights for all.

Heard was recently named as the ACLU Ambassador for Women’s Rights, with a focus on gender-based violence. Additionally, she is the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative Ambassador and is working to help pass the SHIELD Act, which would make it a federal crime to share sexually explicit or nude photos of a person without their consent, also known as revenge porn.

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