The two-time Oscar winner explains how advocating for refugees with UNHCR changed her outlook.
With an acting career spanning over 30 years, Cate Blanchett is considered one of the greatest actresses of her generation. But she also plays important non-fictional roles.
In 2016, Blanchett became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency. UNHCR.
She has since traveled to Bangladesh, where she met Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar; Lebanon, where she met Syrians driven from their homes by war; and more recently in Jordan, which hosts more than 743,000 refugees.
We caught up with her to discuss UN operations and how the refugees she met changed her perspective.
Cate Blanchett talks to Al Jazeera.