Angelina Jolie Given "Heart of Sarajevo" Award
Posted on Mon Aug 1, 2011 10:15 AM PDT

AngelinaJolie080111_230.jpgSARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (X17online) - Angelina Jolie was given the “Heart of Sarajevo” award at Saturday night’s Sarajevo Film Festival.

The actress is well-known for her humanitarian work around the world, and she recently filmed part of In the Land of Blood and Honey, her directorial debut, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The film is set during the Bosnian Civil War of the 1990s, and Jolie used a local cast while shooting on location.

The actress teared up as she accepted the award, telling the crowd:

    "I am so glad to be here at the festival which is growing from year to year. I am truly honored to receive this award."

In the Land of Blood and Honey will hit theaters December 23.