Permission to film Angelina Jolie's new love story movie, for which she is directing, in Bosnia has been revoked.
The Bosnian press has reported that Angelina's film is about a rape victim who falls in love with her rapist. Complaints from the Women Victims of War Association has convinced the government to ban her from filming in their country.
Culture minister Gavrilo Grahovac revoked the license to film because he wanted to "express our disapproval for the shooting of a movie which does not tell the truth and hurts a large number of victims."
The head of the Women Victims of War association in Sarajevo, Bakira Hasecic, stated,
This is misleading history. Among thousands of testimonies by women raped during the war, there is not a single one that tells of a love story between a victim and her rapist. We will not allow anyone to falsify our pain.
The filmmakers say that the film has nothing to do with a rape victim and is only a love story. They have sent a copy of the script over to Bosnian officials in hopes of convincing them to allow Angelina to shoot in Sarajevo.
Angelina told the women's group, "Don't judge me before you see the film."
What do you think? Should Angelina be granted permission to film in Bosnia?