Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez will receive the Artists for Amnesty award at the Berlin Film Festival for producing and starring in Bordertown, a film examining the murders of hundreds of women in a Mexican town.
She will receive the award February 14 from Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta.
"Since first hearing of these atrocities in 1998... I desperately wanted to tell this story (as depicted in 'Bordertown'). 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," explained Lopez.