Bosnia and Herzegovina: 20 Years Later

 

A series of short TV documentaries about life in Bosnia and Hercegovina 20 years after the start of the 1992-95 war which tore the country apart.

The films, produced by IWPR and Mebius Film, feature people whose lives were changed by the war, but who managed to overcome ethnic and political divisions at the worst of times. They are stories of humanity and moral courage, of people coping with the consequences of war as best they can, and hoping for a better future.

The films were produced under IWPR's Programme for the Western Balkans and the ICTY, funded by the Norwegian government.

Films and Related Stories

13 Jul 12
Young people probe modern prejudices after hearing from Serb, Bosniak and Croat former camp inmates.

Milan and Smilja Vidovic, who decided to donate organs of their deceased son to both Bosniaks and Serbs. (Still from New Life documentary by IWPR)
17 Dec 13
Banja Luka audience moved by IWPR film on parents’ decision to donate son’s organs without regard for ethnic divides.
Film screening followed by a discussion in Brčko. (Photo: Velma Šarić)
16 Oct 13
Teenagers explore issues of tolerance after viewing documentary series.
Training workshop on transitional justice and human rights, Sarajevo, November 10-12, 2012. (Photo: Ajdin Kamber)
27 Nov 12
New round of IWPR training and production to generate TV, radio and print content.
16 Nov 12
Viewers in seven Balkan countries can now watch Bosnians' thoughtful reflections on brutal conflict.
11 Sep 12
Bosniak and Croat couple describe raising mixed-heritage children in post-war Sarajevo.