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Balkans

Bosna!

Examines the fighting in Sarajevo and the conflict between the Serbs and the Croatians. Includes interviews with Francois Mitterrand and 'Alija Izetbegovic. A film by Gilles Hertzog et Bernard-Henri Levy, 1994. 117 min.

Bosnia: Peace Without Honor

Traces the roots of the Bosnian conflict through the 1992-1995 efforts of America's Cyrus Vance and British diplomat Lord David Owen to negotiate a lasting peace. Both diplomats expose the role of world powers in brokering, mediating, and at times exacerbating the regional conflict. Owen attributes failures to establish an equitable regional government to the election of Bill Clinton and the resulting American foreign policy shifts--particularly the placement of UN troops in strategic Serbian sites. Originally produced as a television program in the BBC series Panorama in 1995. 40 min.

Bringing Down a Dictator

In 2000, Slobodan Milosevic fought to hold power in Yugoslavia. His opponents were led by a student movement called Otpor! (Serbian for "resistance"), who attacked the regime with ridicule, rock music, and a willingness to be arrested. Their courage and audacity inspired others to overcome their fear and join the fight, leading to Milosevic's fall from power, arrest, and extradition to the Hague to stand trial for crimes against humanity. c2002. 56 min.

Calling the Ghosts (Prozivanje duhova)

Women survivors of Omarska Detention Camp describe the camp and the situation in Bosnia and Herzagovnia. Their release and recovery process are also described. Written and directed by Mandy Jacobson and Karmen Jelinic 1996. 60 min. Related web sites: Women Make Movies catalog description Reviews and articles: Goodman, Walter. " Calling the Ghosts: A Story About Rape, War and Women." New York Times v146 (Mon, March 3, 1997):B8(N), C16(L), col 4, 11 col in. Leonard, John.

Croatia

Presents views of the natural and cultural wonders of recently-independent Croatia. 1997. 45 min.

Ethnic Fault Lines Revisited

The first segment examines the ethnic tensions in Nogorno-Karabakh, an Armenian Christian enclave surrounded by the largely Muslim former Republic of Azerbaijan. The second segment is a report from inside Serbia about a large Muslim enclave that was, until recently, free of the horrors of "ethnic cleansing." Includes interviews of these Serbian muslims about their hopes and fears for the future. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast September 22, 1993. 27 min. ea.

Genocide: The Horror Continues

he late 20th century produced a sinister euphemism: 'ethnic cleansing.' This program presents a comprehensive survey of genocide by looking at the most recent examples in Iraq, Iran, and Turkey; Burundi and Rwanda; the former Yugoslavia; Indonesia and East Timor; and Chechnya. The role and efforts of the United Nations are discussed as well as what the future holds in trying to prevent genocide. 2002. 57 min.

Interview with Svetlana Slapsak and Zoran Mutic

The second segment is an interview with two writers; Bosnian author, Zoran Mutic, and Serbian author Svetlana Slapsak, on their views of the ethnic turmoil in Sarajevo. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast August 25, 1993. 27 min.

Intervista: Finding the Words

An Albanian film student discovers a twenty-year-old newsreel among his belongings, showing his mother giving a speech before a congress of the Albanian Communist Party. She is later interviewed as leader of the Communist Youth Alliance, but throughout the entire film the sound has been lost. After several attempts at recovering the deteriorating filmstrip, he takes it to a school for the deaf, and with the help of lip readers, his mother's words are deciphered.

Island to Island

Since 1993, the Global Children's Organization has provided summer camps to children who have suffered as innocent victims of regional violence. Our programs are planned and implemented in collaboration with members of the communities we serve. Staffed by volunteers from around the world, GCO programs for children in the Balkans, from Northern Ireland and from troubled, violence-ridden neighborhoods of Los Angeles have been inspired by the vision that peace is a possibility. This film visits children from Bosnia and Hercegovina who attended the "Island to Island" summer camp of 1994.

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