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Angelina Jolie Gets Bosnia Filming Permit Back


Angelina Jolie (left) has already begun shooting for the film in Budapest.

Angelina Jolie (left) has already begun shooting for the film in Budapest.

Sarajevo authorities have given Angelina Jolie back her permit to shoot a film about the 1992-95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina after it was briefly withdrawn last week following protests from an association of women raped during the war.

Jolie's Bosnian producer, Edin Sarkic of Scout Film, said he received the written permit today and Jolie and her crew will start filming in Sarajevo in November.

The film is a wartime love story between a Bosnian Muslim woman and a Serbian man, but more details were not known.

Rumors initially said the film was about a rape victim who falls in love with her rapist.

This outraged the Sarajevo-based advocacy group Women Victims of War, who pressed the Culture Ministry to cancel Jolie's filming permit.

The minister reissued it today after reading the script.

Jolie says that part of the reason for making the movie is to remind people of what happened during the Bosnian war and to bring attention to the survivors of the conflict, which claimed about 100,000 lives.

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