The premiere of “In the Land of Blood and Honey” at Sarajevo drew death threats for Angelina Jolie and some actors from the distribution. The movie, about the war from Bosnia, had the premiere at Sarajevo Tuesday, in the presence of Angelina Jolie and her life partner, Brad Pitt.
“There were some things that they have sent, have been things posted online. It is not just a threat, I do not worry about my safety. I am concerned that there is so much hostility and aggression and I do not know if they will be able to see this movie objectively in this time” said Angelina Jolie for the British newspaper The Guardian.
The projection from Sarajevo, in premiere, was a success, the film is received well, but it is expected that Serbs to not be open to see this film, because is about the violence and aggression that have been found during the conflict in former Yugoslavia between Muslims, Croats and Serbs. Angelina Jolie said that many man are disturbed that many people have already labeled her film before seeing it and trying to incite at violence and aggressions.
In addition to the theaters from Sarajevo, other cities do not flock to distribute the movie. After the premiere, the actor’s car window was broken, and e-mails of another actor were intercepted. During the war in Bosnia, from the early 1990s, thousands of women, most Bosnian-Muslim, have been violated, and this episode stain the Serb history. Although the film of Angelina Jolie has sparked heated reactions from the production phase, the story has some supporters. Some of Bosnian Muslim women said they would arrange private screenings for the film to be seen by as many people. They returned after the war to live in their homes that are on Serbian territory and believes that as long as they are not speak about what happened, it’s impossible for people to move on.