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Jolie Film Blocked In Bosnia After Objections To Story Line


The film is Angelina Jolie's directorial debut

The film is Angelina Jolie's directorial debut

Bosnian authorities have canceled Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's permit to film in the country after complaints about the movie's subject.

The film -- Jolie's directorial debut -- is a love story set during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. According to Sarajevo media, the main characters are a Muslim girl who is raped by a Serbian soldier with whom she later falls in love.

The minister of culture for the Muslim-Croat Federation, Gavrilo Grahovac, retracted Jolie's permits after activist group "Women -- War Victims" said the film's story was "unacceptable" and could cause rape victims "further emotional pain."

After the war, Bosnia-Herzegovina was divided into two largely autonomous parts -- the Serbian Republic and the Muslim-Croat Federation.

Bosnian Serb forces raped thousands of women -- most of them Muslim -- during the conflict.

compiled from agency reports
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