Stills from Ordinary People, a series of short TV documentaries about strong individuals from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Stills from Ordinary People, a series of short TV documentaries about strong individuals from Bosnia and Herzegovina. © IWPR

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Bosnia and Hercegovina: Ordinary People

Years active: 2013-2014

Ordinary People is a series of short TV documentaries about strong individuals from Bosnia who managed to overcome the trauma of the 1990s war and put the past behind them. They are contributing to the process of reconciliation in this ethnically divided country through art, sports, business ventures and other economic activities, working with members of other ethnic groups.

The films were produced under the Ordinary Heroes project, funded by the Norwegian Embassy in Sarajevo. This project is being carried out by IWPR and its partner in Sarajevo, the Post-Conflict Research Centre.

The Match

Serbs and Bosniaks play together on Srebrenica’s football team.

A Fruit Producer

How a cross-community project created a successful economic model for Bosnia’s farming sector.

The Warrior

Former combatant swaps rifle for camera to track down birds, not men.

Ina's Path

How a Dutch therapist ended up helping Bosniak and Serb communities overcome traumas of war.

Life After Death

How one gift of organ donation transformed three lives across Bosnia.

A Letter

Using hip-hop to counter nationalism among young people.

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