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Villagers of different ethnicities stuck together through hard times.

Croat Josip Bosnjak describes his frightening experiences at the hands of advancing Bosnian government troops -- and how Bosniak neighbour Fedija Mukaca saved him from them.

Soldiers from outside the area were keen to pick him out as one of the few Croats who remained, but local Bosniaks did what they could to protect him. 

This film was produced by IWPR and Mebius Film to mark the 20th anniversary of the start of war in Bosnia, under IWPR's Programme for the Western Balkans and ICTY, funded by the Norwegian government.

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