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Angelina Jolie Named Honorary Citizen Of Sarajevo

Hollywood actor-director Angelina Jolie
Hollywood actor-director Angelina Jolie
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, whose recent feature-film debut as a director put a spotlight on the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, has been named an honorary citizen of Sarajevo.

City officials said Jolie has been invited to a May 3 ceremony to receive the accolade.

The award is given every year to a foreign national who promotes humanity, democracy, and tolerance.

Jolie's 2011 film "In the Land of Blood and Honey" tells the fictional story of a Bosnian Muslim woman and an Orthodox Christian Serbian who have an affair before the war.

They meet again when the woman is a prisoner of a Bosnian Serb army unit commanded by her former lover.

The film has been hailed by most victims' organizations as being objective and sincere.

Bosnia's war claimed some 100,000 lives.

Based on reporting by AFP and

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