Friday, December 9, 2011

CSW cohosts LA premiere of "In the Land of Blood and Honey"

Kal Raustiala, Director of Burkle Center, Kathleen McHugh, CSW Director, actor Rade Šerbedžija,
Angelina Jolie, and actors Vanesa Glodjo, Zana Marjanović, Goran Kostić
On December 8th, CSW, The Burkle Center at UCLA, and FilmDistrict cohosted the premiere of "In the Land of Blood and Honey," Angelina Jolie's new film about the Bosnia War. Jolie wrote, directed, and produced the film about the plight of Muslim women during the Bosnian war. CSW is proud to be sponsoring this film because it grapples with a very difficult subject that we might otherwise want to forget—how women frequently suffer the most extreme outcomes of ethnic conflict and hostility, especially within conflict zones. Jolie’s film takes a direct and uncompromising look at the situation of Bosnian women who were subject to systematic sexual assault and other violence during the Bosnian war. The film ponders what war does to the human spirit and how, even at their most vulnerable, the women mount whatever strategies of resistance are available to them. The project grows out of Ms. Jolie's work with the UN refugee committee and her concern that suffering of the Bosnian women not be forgotten and not be repeated.

In the Land of Blood and Honey Official Site

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