The Hollywood star is making her directorial debut with a film about a Bosnian soldier.

This article titled “Angelina Jolie goes to war” was written by Janine di Giovanni, for The Guardian on Friday 16th December 2011 20.14 UTC

When we meet in a cafe in Budapest, Angelina Jolie has just returned from the Libyan city of Misrata, which sustained one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war. But despite the journey, and what she has seen in the devastated city, she is not rattled. “When I go somewhere, I am always willing to learn about it. I get briefings, I read books, I talk to people,” she says. “But mainly I try to go somewhere to bring awareness, to come home and pick up the phone and call someone and try to get something done.”

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