The culture minister of Bosnia's Muslim-Croat federation, Gavrilo Grahovac, has reviewed the script for Angelina Jolie's new film and authorized her crew to film in Bosnia, his ministry said.
It had withdrawn permission last week, citing incomplete paperwork as the reason for the ban. However, the denial had followed on the heels of a meeting between Minister Grahovac and a women's activist group, which had criticized the film's plot as "unacceptable."
Setting things straight
Sarajevo media had reported that the film would tell the story of a Muslim rape victim who falls in love with her Serb soldier rapist. Jolie denied the reports, with her production staff reissuing the original script to the ministry for review.
Jolie later said the movie was intended to remind people of what happened during the 1992-95 Bosnian War, which left some 100,000 people dead. Rape was systematically practiced, with Bosniak women making up the majority of victims.
Filming has already begun in Hungary and the crew is scheduled to relocate to Bosnia in November, with scenes originally set in Sarajevo and the central town of Zenica.
Author: Louisa Schaefer (Reuters, AP, dpa, AFP)
Editor: Kate Bowen