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Bosnian Serb War Victim Wants Angie's In The Land Of Blood And Honey Banned!

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Uh-oh! Here comes some more controversy!

Branislav Djukic, who is the head of the Bosnian Serb Association of Camp Prisoners, who were held during the country's 1992-1995 war, is speaking out about Angelina Jolie's new movie regarding the time in the country's history, In The Land of Blood and Honey, should be banned, as he thinks that the film "Is showing lies" and portraying them as the only ones responsible for raping women!

Obviously, we would hope that final judgments and opinions on the matter until those opposing it see the film in its entirety, as just judging Angie's message based on footage in promotional material obviously isn't indicative of the final product!

What do U think?? Should Angie's movie get banned in specific areas of Serbia??

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23 comments to “Bosnian Serb War Victim Wants Angie's In The Land Of Blood And Honey Banned!”



  1. 1

    PLEASE perez, teach your staff How to write. These sentences are so long and confusing, and there are always constant spelling errors. Do these writers even re-read what they type?….Your post makes no sense. You have to read between the lines. And this is constant, in almost every post.



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    As this is an extremely complex issue with so many conflicts remaining, it might have served better to provide funding to locals. They could have relayed their own story while gaining recognition internationally in the film industry. There are many talented people in Bosnia who need the support of high profile celebrities. Perhaps they would have opted for another plot line entirely. This topic is too controversial and repercussions were inevitable.



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    2. (next paragraph) Obviously, we would hope that *final judgments and opinions* on the matter until those opposing it *see the film* in its entirety, as judging Angie's message based on footage in promotional material obviously isn't indicative of the final product!
    (HOW CAN A JUDGEMENT OR AN OPINION SEE A FILM?)
    (HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT Branislav Djukic HAS ONLY SEEN PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL? CAN YOU BACK THIS UP?)
    3. Have YOU seen the film? Have you given any thought to what this man is saying? For example, is the film biased? In war, soldiers from BOTH SIDES can be responsible for rape. Or perhaps there are other “lies” in the storyline. Have you considered this?
    4. “Should Angie's movie get banned in specific areas of Serbia?”
    Bloody hell, man! Could you ask a more ridiculous question?
    Considering there is so little information in this (ahem) article, and the grammar is so poor one has to “read between the lines,” as 2burrito pointed out, your ending question is not only INFLAMMATORY and LEADING, but impossible for anyone to answer based upon what you have written.
    5. IMHO, If our own governments can control what we watch and say (or try to) with censorship laws affecting our free will, then is it so much of a stretch to believe that a foreign country might opt to do the same? Seriously, would we ban a movie in our countries if it were written by a foreigner and contained potentially controversial topics? Hmmm.



  4. 4

    They have rapists in every country but they pick on Serbs and Latin Americans more often then on other in American films. When they speak up we have a problem, why would Serbia care about this film anyway as if anyone will watch it. If they are really innocent of their crimes they wouldn't worry about stupid movies trying to make them look bad.



  5. 5

    This is a bit ridiculous .. this is just one story & in this story Angie chose to tell is one side of it..you cannot make a film with many stories going on..you loose your audience that way. I'm sure their were "rapist" among other things on all sides of this war & many other wars in the past. These people just need to chillax & understand that it is just one story in many that should be told.



  6. 6

    its a complex issue not sure if its should covered on a gossip site. i be interested in seeing the movie though



  7. 7

    Finally there is media coverage of protest against this movie! I am an American, marrying a Serbian war victim from this conflict. Before I met him, I had no idea about this conflict. I have a bachelors from the University of Washington in History & Philosophy of Science–I've read a lot of history, seen a lot of course offerings– there were no course offerings pertaining to the Yugoslav Wars. The United States media coverage on this topic was skewed, and any history major will not be surprised when I say this. We were biased because of our political ties. There were strategic political advantages for us to side with one side over the other. Throughout history, us siding with countries in times of conflict has benefited us by making natural resources more available for our consumption, or trade benefits/trade routes.



  8. 8

    Our government just wants natural resources and to preserve our economy, its not about who is right and who is wrong, idealistic notions do not motivate governments, its all about whats in it for them. The Serbians are not bad! They are actually wonderful. Their government wanted their sacred land back that pple took from them. A billion wars have happened over land and religion disputes, and its always really complicated and not black and white. This film will be the only education Americans get on this topic, and its biased! Not scholarly at all! Horrible. I guess she's not wise or smart enough to rise above the media influence and look at things from an unbiased outside perspective; you can't see clearly otherwise.



  9. 9

    Its too soon for a movie to be made about these wars. More education needs to become available, and better understanding of such a complex issue, first. There aren't even any memorials yet, and the buildings still have bullet holes in them.



  10. 10

    Did my comment not post….We're not ready for a movie to be made about this yet. We don't even have enough education available, not enough conversations have been had, no memorials have even been constructed and there are bullet holes still in the buildings in former Yugoslavia. A fictional film story shouldn't happen before awareness, and well circulated scholarly material. The dust hasn't settled enough to have a solid understanding, and I think the biggest travesty is teaching pple propaganda instead of actual information about the world they live in.



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    I want to start by thanking Perez for giving this issue coverage. A lot of people don't realize the war in Kosovo was a civil war between Serbs and Albanians living in Kosovo. The civil war became a religious war between the Serbian Christians and Muslim Albanians. There was a growing number of Albanians in Kosovo, and they eventually exceeded the Serbian population in number. Currently, it's a Muslim state. Serbians claim Kosovo belongs to them because it is considered the "heart of Serbia." It has a long history with many churches and monasteries that were build hundreds of years ago. But Albanians claim they have historical title to the land, because they were there first. A lot of people think the decision to recognize Kosovo sets a dangerous precedent. They feel if we base our decisions on history, what can we say about Texas, Arizona, and California, which used to be part of Mexico? While Angelina's intentions are good, and she wants to set the story "straight," she cannot do that by listening to one side. Unfortunately, we live in a society which makes money off of movies promulgating rape and murder - so you can choose to watch a fictional movie, or read various opinions, both Bosnian and Serbian, yourself.



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    Re: tina45 – Why do you think Angelina's intentions are good? She's a heartless ignoramus, and I don't believe for one second that she wrote this script. Anyone with a shred of compassion would not have touched the subject matter here, genocide and rape in a love story, no thanks!



  13. 13

    Written and directed by Angeina Jolie? Boy this will be a flop.



  14. 14

    Firs of all, why would movie be banned in Serbia? Those people portrayed in the movie are Bosnian Serbs. They are decedents of Serbians. They are born in Bosnia and they are there for generations.
    Second of all, Bosnian Serbs, Bosnians, Croatons and all people who have mixed marriages are affected by this war and this movie is just gonna send a wrong picture to the people who are watching the movie and do not know the history.
    Last of all, Serbia is a separate country and doesnt have anything to do with Bosnian Serbs



  15. 15

    Phffttt. Angelina does not have good intentions with this movie, sorry. Why would she write the script anyways!!!

    Back in 2010 when the flim was in production, Zeljko Mitrovic refused to allow the crew or whatever its called to use his Pink International Company's subsidiary Pink Films International in Šimanovci because and i quote: "I've held great affection and admiration for Angelina Jolie both as a person and as an artist, but unfortunately she's full of prejudice against the Serbs. I do not wish to be part of something that for the umpteenth time presents the Serbs as eternal bad guys"

    Couldnt agree with him more, but i am serbian sooo yeah. this movie is just fustrating and im sure it will cause even more drama when its released around the world.



  16. 16

    @Sarah love - FUNK YOU & your Serbian boyfriend who had clearly brainwashed your vagina to a T.
    @Tina45 - I give you Sarah Love as well LOL - all i have to remind you of are names like "Milosevic" (who died in jail for crimes against humanity) or "Blagojevic" (who currently in jail for mass corruption). There is NO religious conflict between Serbia and Kosovo but rather an ethnic conflict that NATO and the international community addressed in the most righteous way by BOMBING the shyt outta Serbia. It's time for Serbia to wake up and for the Serbian people to get rid of wrong perceptions infused in their minds by the government and extreme nationalists who created/faked their version of history…thus affecting your views as well.



  17. 17

    @Sarah Love: I am surprised that an educated person would make such statements, have you researched the issue at all because if you have you wouldn't be saying what you are saying.



  18. 18

    Someone wanted this movie made, and used Angelina Jolie as the writer and director. She can't be the writer, since she herself admitted that she needed to be educated on this subject, around the time of filming. The Hague, for the first time, treated rape as a war crime, and allowed 16 women to confront their alleged rapists. The majority of the victims were muslim women raped by Serbian soldiers. That's not controversy it's fact.



  19. 19

    Re: doublegougle

    We can point fingers all day and talk about rape and murder, but answer this for me: what gives Kosovo the right to have independence?
    And if you feel it is right, please explain to me why certain countries are not entitled to land they occupied hundreds of years ago. If we do use history and time as an excuse, historically, how far back should we go? I'm willing to listen, and I'd like to hear your opinion.



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    @tina45 - I am glad you're willing to listen. Serbia was the central governing state of former artificial federation of Yugoslavia, which no longer is. We now have Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and lastly Kosovo. Out of these new slavic countries, Kosovo is the only non-slavic one…populated by ethnic Albanians who speak Albanian (which is a distinct Indo-European language that does not belong to any other existing branch). Unfortunately, the fate of Kosovo was left to the hands of the great powers, which decided to split Albania, and have it be the only country in the Balkans surrounded by its own people (there are Albanians in Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Greece). In Kosovo, Albanians are the majority of the population (95%) - the Serbian minority (5%) governed the majority of Albanians in poor unjust way, which got the attention of the international community. Again, Serbia was bombed by the alied forces of NATO. Last year the International Court of Justice also declared Kosovo's independence legit based on it's unique qualities, which are explained in the history books…please read ones written by unbias international scholars. I strongly believe that the instability in the Balkans is a result of the work of governments, not necessarily reflective of the will of its people. 2012 is soon approaching, and therefore the mentalities need to move forward as well. Power to the people :-)



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    Re: doublegougle
    Thank you for your input



  22. 22

    to doublegougle: albanians are all KLA terrorist sympathizers. Lets give the west back to Mexico and the rest back to the native americans. All of europe should go back to the ottomans, or the romans, or the greeks….. i mean its ridiculous. Just because the albanians in kosovo multiplied like roaches and there are more of them doesnt mean they should take land. thats the dumbest logic ive heard . In your words : funk you

  23. Relko says – reply to this


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    Okay… First of all people this movie among others.. ex: Hunting Party with Richard Gere and Harrisons Flowers are basically American focused propaganda movies made to back up the reasons to why Americas invaded Former Yugoslavia ( just as Bush blamed WMD in Iraq. Angelina Jolie has no education whatsoever and should stick to buying children as accessories for her next magazine cover and let the real EDUCATED historians tell the truth to how it was. I am a proud Croat and i see this as abuse of the victims who lost their lives in the Balkan wars being Muslim, Serb and Croat.