February 05, 2007 09:15:36 GMT
Jennifer Lopez will receive the Artists for Amnesty award from Amnesty International for her work as both the star and producer of "Bordertown."
Taking respect to Jennifer Lopez for her deep concern in the Mexican tragedy where hundreds of women were murdered as depicted in her starring and producing vehicle "Bordertown", Amnesty International has announced Friday, February 2, that the actress will be honored the Artists for Amnesty award for doing so.
The award will be given to Lopez by Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta next week on Wednesday, February 14 at the Berlin International Film Festival, one day before "Bordertown" encounters its debut at the event.
"Since first hearing of these atrocities in 1998, when Gregory Nava came to me with this project, I desperately wanted to tell this story," the beauty remarked. "I began working to ensure we made this film in order to bring the attention of the world to this tragedy and to pressure the Mexican government to bring to justice those responsible for these horrible crimes."
Portraying an investigative journalist reporting the tragedy happened in the border city of Juarez, Mexico in the movie, Lopez will also receive special recognition from Norma Andrade, co-founder of Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa (Bring Our Daughters Home), an organization comprising mothers and families of the murdered women of Juarez.