Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut is facing criticism from a group of Bosnian women who are offended by the script of her film and have written a letter to the United Nations Refugee Agency.
The film is a love story about Bosnian woman and a Serb set during the Bosnian war. There were rumours that her permit to shoot was withdrawn, which was not true. Although she did cut short her shooting schedule and moved on to Hungary to shoot the rest of the story.
Her film has sparked protests and and was called “ignorant” by a group of women who were victims of sexual violence during the war.
Angelina Jolie's ignorant attitude towards victims says enough about the scenario and gives us the right to continue having doubts, the letter read, report various news agencies.
The women’s group claimed that it was misrepresenting history, Bakira Hasecic, the head of the “Women victims of war” association in Sarajevo added that there were thousand of victims of rape and abuse in the country and they did not have any evidence of such an occurrence, reports a news agency.
Rape and sexual abuse is a very sensitive issue with the survivors of the brutal four-year Bosnian war. The group is even asking for the removal of Angelina Jolie as goodwill ambassador of the UN agency.