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Cate Blanchett: From Oscar-winning acting to refugee advocacy | United Nations

The two-time Oscar winner discusses how advocating for refugees with UNHCR changed her perspective.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Cate Blanchett is considered one of the greatest actors of her generation. But she also plays important non-fiction roles.

In 2016, Blanchett became a goodwill ambassador for UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency.

She has since traveled to Bangladesh, where she met Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar; Lebanon, where she met Syrians forced from their homes by war; and, most recently, Jordan, which hosts more than 743,000 refugees.

We caught up with her to discuss how the UN works and how the refugees she met changed her perspective.

Cate Blanchett speaks to Al Jazeera.

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