Angelina Jolie named an honorary citizen of Sarajevo by Bosnian government

A year and a half ago, Angelina Jolie was barred from filming exteriors for In the Land of Blood and Honey in Bosnia. Well… maybe I’m not remembering that correctly. There were protests, and a Bosnian women’s group made a huge fuss, and the Bosnian government was like, “Hey, Angelina, show us the script!” And I think Angelina was like, “Meh, I don’t need to film exteriors in your country that badly, okay?” At the end of the day, some kind of ceasefire was issued, and I think a second unit crew filmed some stuff in Bosnia, but the bulk of the film was shot in Hungary. But! When Angelina promoted ITLOBAH, she made sure to have a big promotional push in Bosnia, and while there were some complaints and grumbling, the reaction to the film and Jolie personally were overwhelmingly positive. So now Bosnia wants to make Angelina an honorary citizen!

Angelina Jolie is now a true citizen of the world!

During Monday’s parliamentary session, government officials of the Sarajevo Canton chose to bestow the ultimate commendation on the newly-engaged actress: an honorary citizenship, to thank her for bringing awareness to the three-year Bosnian war with In the Land of Blood and Honey, the gritty, ultra-realistic film she wrote and directed about the bloody conflict.

A source tells Us Weekly the government has chosen to recognize Jolie, 36, because of “her contribution to the preservation of truth about the war in Sarajevo and in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and her dedication to protection of the principles of humanity, democracy, tolerance, and solidarity between people of different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.”

According to a government spokesman, “Laureates will receive their honors at the special session of the Sarajevo Canton’s parliament, to be held on May 3.”

Though Jolie has yet to respond to the invite, the jetsetting mom of six is deeply committed to her humanitarian work. This weekend, the star–who was recently promoted to special envoy of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, after serving as a goodwill ambassador for over a decade–took some time off from celebrating her engagement to Brad Pitt to visit with Colombian refugees in Ecuador.

[From Us Weekly]

I haven’t even been able to keep track of all of Angelina’s passports and such. She’s an American citizen, of course, but she also carries a passport with the United Nations too, right? And she was made a citizen of Cambodia in 2005. I feel like there’s more, right? Didn’t Namibia offer citizenship to Angelina and Brad after Shiloh was born there? And Angelina used to be married to a British citizen too – did she ever become a UK citizen? So many questions. But sure, a wonderful honor for Angelina. It’s nice that the government recognized what she was trying to do with her film, and this is a nice way to thank her.

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  1. Anahata says:

    She is still a selfish homewrecker. I apologized for that comment (ie it’s the truth but sorry) but I take that back. It’s the truth – no apologies. And there are a lot worse names I could call her. Not a nice lady.

  2. Cameron says:

    Girl you need to get over it..

  3. Hipocricy says:

    Jolie is an american and a cambodian citizen for a fact.

    Shiloh is an american and a namibian citizen for a fact.

    The twins can have the dual french and american citizenship if their parents have asked for it when they were both or once they hit 18 and ask it themselves, if my memory serves me wel since the french law that used to grant automatically the french citizenship was repealled a few years back.

    I don’t think that Jolie has applied for the brittish citizenship but certainly has still a permanent resident type of paper for the UK where she resides a fewx years even after her divorce and since she is now a special UN envoy, I think she has a diplomatic status and passeport with a certain level of immunity and can enter more countries without being granted a visa.

  4. Eleonor says:

    This is really a nice thing, Sarajevo is a marvellous town, and it means they really appreciated the movie.

  5. Gelina says:

    Congratulations to Angelina Jolie!

  6. Lee says:

    In reply to Anahata — Because Angelina is the only person in the world who is with someone who was with someone else when they met right? Or are you talking about how Aniston hooked up with Therourx while he WAS STILL LIVING with his live-in girlfriend of 14 years (almost 3X the marriage of brad and jeniifer)?

  7. Bodhi says:

    I am constantly amazed by the fact that some people can’t get the fuck over it. The parties involved got over whatever issue they had YEARS ago.

    Do the lives of Aniston, Jolie or Pitt directly effect yours? If so, you really need to revaluate your life & find something productive to do with it.

  8. Ladyfoot says:

    The bosnian government did ask to see her script and after reading it told everyone to cool it and allowed her to film.

  9. kendra says:

    LOL, talk about the jealous Jenhens, because Angelina got a ring and Jennifer has got just a pretend boyfriend, who is just a fill-in for Brad Pitt.

    Sorry Jennifer did not get Brad Pitt back, sorry after seven years, Jennifer and her minons could not break Brad and Angelina up, so he could run back to Jen.

    Jennifer has not moved on, Jennifer is not happy for Brad’s engagement to Angelina and Jennifer has shown she will stop at nothing to get Brad Pitt back.

    Angelina and Brad may need a restraining order, I see why they have bodyguards now. LOL

  10. kendra says:

    Jennifer is a selfish homewrecker, and the sad thing is , she does not really want Justin. Jennifer wants Brad Pitt.

    So why breakup Heidi’s relationship and take her man, just because Jennifer could not have Brad. The low moral bi!ch.

  11. mln76 says:

    Eh there is so much bile in the threads lately its not fun. The people trashing Angelina’s achievements are transparent and pathetic in their motivations. But the so-called fans tarnish her accolades by being so vicious in response. Sigh.

  12. Anahata says:

    Angelina sucks. Jennifer sucks. They’re both tired. I have a life. I’m attractive. I don’t think men are the most important thing. But I value familial structure, honesty and dignity. So drag me out back and shoot me for gods sakes.

  13. Chucha says:

    What about a honorary citizen of Belgrad and Serbia?

  14. Ravensdaughter says:

    Wonderful and well deserved. Besides her charity efforts in Sarajevo, who else would go to the trouble of making a movie about the Bosnian-Serb conflict in the native language?-not exactly a recipe for commercial success. She put a great deal of thought and care into making that movie, and it did achieve critical-if not commercial-success.
    Say what you want-there is nothing fake about Angelina. That is why I admire her so much. She can be in my posse (or vice versa) anytime. I believe in the power of justice, compassion, personal integrity, and the healing power of humor-I think we are pretty much on the same page there.
    Hmmm…I wonder if Angelina is looking for a kindred spirit research assistant? Dream job!…

  15. Freya says:

    Congratulations, Angelina! It’s nice to see that they appreciate your movie.

  16. 2Park5 says:

    Congrats to Angie well deserved.

  17. I Choose Me says:

    *Peeps into thread*

    So business as usual with an AJ post then.

    @Bodhi, A-fricking-men!

  18. Katherine says:

    A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage or a similar institution.

    Ok Angie, so skip the media circus of a “wedding”. Sneak off quietly and get married if that’s what you want. You have been wed twice already, and Brad already had a “wedding”. Donate the money you would have spent on a wedding to Bosnian charities.

    Angie – stop embarrassing yourself. Grow up and accept the fact that Brad had a past which you can never erase or upstage, and that Jennifer Aniston has more class in her carry-on luggage than you will ever have.

  19. Miss Sarajevo says:

    THis only shows how easy you can manipulate stupid uneducated people.
    (the most people in EX-Jugoslavia are uneducated idiots)
    Angelina is a great person, the media talk bad about her and these idiots in bosnia believed all that sh_it and now they see that they are stupid sheeps and Angelina is just GREAT!