Angie Shouldn't Be UN Ambassador: Rape Victims

Bosnian women call her 'ignorant'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2010 3:05 AM CST
Updated Nov 30, 2010 6:00 AM CST
Bosnian Rape Victims Rip 'Ignorant' Angelina
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt discuss filming of Jolie's new movie in the city of Esztergom, Hungary.   (AP Photos/MTI, Bea Kallos)

Bosnian rape victims have again attacked Angelina Jolie over her directorial-debut war movie, calling her "ignorant" about their homeland tragedy. They also challenged her right to remain UN goodwill ambassador, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "Our voices are worthwhile and we deserve much more respect," said a letter to the United Nations from Women Victims of War. "We feel that she did not act like a real UN ambassador, and we believe that she has no more credibility to remain the ambassador."

The women have demanded a meeting with Jolie in Bosnia because of concerns about her film, which depicts inter-ethnic love between a Muslim and a boyfriend who guards her at a Bosnian prison camp during the 1992 war. "As far as we are concerned a love story could not have existed in a camp," said the women's group. "Such an interpretation is causing us mental suffering." Victims are also concerned that the film may highlight a "loving surrender" of a Muslim woman to a Serbian rapist. Jolie has denied that the film involves a rape. The controversy has largely driven Jolie from the area for filming, most of which has been switched to Hungary. (Click here for more on Angie and her brood.)

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