Bosnian Protesters Decry "Ignorant" Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie has become the target of more criticism, this time regarding her feature directorial debut, not just her hatred of Thanksgiving.

A love story set during the Bosnian War, her film was cut short after rumors that it portrayed a relationship between a rapist and his victim.

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The project has sparked protests and was called "ignorant" by a group of women who were victims of sexual violence during the 1990s war.

In a letter to the United Nations refugee agency, for which the movie star is a goodwill ambassador, the Women Victims of War criticized her sharply.

They say they are "deeply concerned about the movie."

"Angelina Jolie's ignorant attitude towards victims says enough about the scenario and gives us the right to continue having doubts," the letter read.

After rumors of the rapist story line surfaced in October, a group of Bosnian War rape victims pressured officials to withdraw Jolie's filming permit.

The rumors proved to be untrue.

The country's minister of culture read the script - about a Bosnian woman who falls in love with a Serb man - and Jolie's permit was reinstated.

However, Jolie earlier this month cut the shooting schedule from 10 days to three and decided to film some of the scenes in Hungary instead.

At the time, Jolie said she wanted to meet with the groups that complained to clear up any misunderstanding, but no meeting ever transpired.

"We have insisted to meet Angelina Jolie since we don't want to be wrongly presented in the world ... Our voices are worthwhile and we should have got much more respect," the WVW letter read. "Angelina has made a big mistake."

"We feel that she did not act like a real UNHCR ambassador and we believe that she has no more credibility to remain the ambassador."

Wait until that big Angelina Jolie drug video leaks!

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omg! you people disgust me to a very extreme degree! you are actually acting as though these rape victims are over-reacting! they have EVERY right to be outraged if that's what they really thought the movie was about! how would you feel?!

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@randyjacksonsbutt I just can say: travel the world, meet the people, make new friends and learn something about states and cultures you are not familiar with. If you did it, you would never post that comment.
Do not be misled by prejudice.
hello from 1800`s :)

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I just would like to thank Angelina Jolie because of what she has done to help Chidren especially Africans I am from frica myself so i know how much here actions mean to Africans

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U GUYS SHOULD JUS LEAVE HER ALONE !!!!!!!!!! GET A LIFE!!!!!!

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Wow really they r being mean to her over that their is a mental disease out their that woman do fall in love with their rapists its a sick disease so her movie could be realistic you never know so before ppl go critisizing each other u can read up on ur facts

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at randyjacksonsbutt
what is ignorant is people like you who know nothing about war and what bosnian people went thru, if they feel like the story should be told in truth then fair enough, pregnant women were raped,children were murdered fathers were cleansed and so on...there should be a movie to show what all serbs are like..so randyjacksonbutt u go back to playing with toys because this is adult stuff.

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In the words of the late Ricky Nelson's famed tune (Garden Party),
you can't please everyone so you got to please yourself. Even though one group of people may be up in arms about this particular movie,another group might learn something or be enlightened by this story.Hopefully there will be a clear understanding for all parties concerned.

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what? pearl harbor wasnt accurate? i suppose your gonna tell me that theres no jack dawson in titanic?! hahahaha

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PS - A Bosnian movie company could always make a movie about it if it's such an issue.

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Ignorant? What is truly ignorant is Bosnians actually believing that Hollywood movies are actual depictions of what actually happened. Hasn't anyone ever seen Pearl Harbor? Does anyone actually think that tragic event happened like it did in the movie? Unfortunately, Bosnians still live in the 1800's and probably have no idea what I am talking about.