Sarajevo: The Heirs

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

Sarajevo: The Heirs

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

Sarajevo: The Heirs
Friday, 13 July, 2012

This film shows school pupils in Sarajevo dissecting the lingering view that only people from the "other side", not one's own, were responsible for abuses during the war in Bosnia.

They were discussing Prison Camp Detainees, an IWPR documentary that showed three men - one Serb, one Bosniak and one Croat - who talked of the violent and humiliating experience of being held prisoner by one or other of the warring sides.

The students were stunned to hear similar accounts from all of them, and saw, as one of the men in the film said, that the real distinction might be between perpetrators and victims.

(See also Explaining Bosnia's War Through Film)

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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