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Along with the award, she also received $50k, which she quickly donated to a charity.
Portman Honored As Humanitarian
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The actress Natalie Portman was honored at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday, BBC News reported. She is the first recipient of the Movie for Humanity Award, intended for film artists who devote themselves to humanitarian causes. Ms. Portman, 27, received $50,000 as part of the prize, which was announced at the Kineo Italian Movie Awards. She will donate it to the Tacare Girl’s Scholarship Program in Tanzania, part of the Jane Goodall Institute. The actress is making her directorial debut at the festival, with the short film “Eve.” [NY Times]