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Portman conferred with a humanity award

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Washington (ANI): Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has been conferred with a ?humanity award? for her social commitment. The 27-year-old actress was presented with the 'Movie for Humanity Award' at the Venice Film Festival.

The Other Boleyn Girl star also received a 50,000 dollars cheque, which she donated to the Tacare Girl's Scholarship Programme of the Jane Goodall Institute, a non-profit organisation involved in education and wildlife research in Tanzania. "The Jane Goodall foundation does incredible work in Tanzania, an area which is very environmentally affected. I really appreciate this award," E! Online quoted Portman, as saying.

She also is presenting her directorial debut at the festival, a short film called 'Eve'.

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