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Angelina Jolie's Bosnia war film wins Stanley Kramer Award

December 14, 2011 - London

Angelina Jolie's Bosnia war film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' is to be honoured with a special award for its portrayal of social issues.

The Producers Guild of America said that the movie, Jolie's directorial debut that she also wrote and co-produced, would be given the 2012 Stanley Kramer Award.

The award was established in 2002 in memory of the Hollywood director, and is given annually to a movie producer whose work "illuminates provocative social issues in an accessible and elevating fashion."

"'In the Land of Blood and Honey' is an extraordinary film that portrays a complex love story set against the terrors of the Bosnian War, especially towards women," The Telegraph quoted Producers Guild presidents Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon as saying.

The movie tells a tale of love between a Serb man and a Muslim woman before the 1992-1995 Bosnian war who later meet in different circumstances when he is an army officer while she is his detainee.


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