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Jolie's film wins Producer's Guild award

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Dec 14, 2011 | 4:00am EST

The Hollywood actress has stepped behind the camera to write, co-produce and direct the movie about a romance between a Serb soldier and a Bosnian Muslim woman during the Bosnian Civil War in the 1990s.

The film has now won its first accolade, being named as the recipient of the Producers Guild of America's 2012 Stanley Kramer prize.

The award is given to films which successfully highlight "provocative social issues" and has previously been given to movies including I Am Sam, Hotel Rwanda, Milk and Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

Producers Guild presidents Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon say in a joint statement, "In The Land Of Blood And Honey is an extraordinary film that portrays a complex love story set against the terrors of the Bosnian war, especially towards women."

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