Angelina Jolie received an Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo award Saturday for her work on the film “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” Jolie directed the movie which tells the story of romance between a Serbian soldier and a Bosnian woman during the 1990s war in the troubled region.
“The time I spent and the people I met in Bosnia have changed me forever. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be named an honorary citizen of Sarajevo, a city so dear to my heart,” Jolie said, addressing the crowd from the 18th Annual Sarajevo Film Festival stage.
On directing the movie, Jolie shared,”It was the hardest thing I have ever done because of my deep respect for the people that really experienced it. The experience here was so unique for me that I felt very connected to the people.”
While Jolie made no mention of the stone, the event also marked the first time she’s worn her $500,000 engagement ring from Brad Pitt in public.