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.
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.
Former combatant swaps rifle for camera to track down birds, not men.
How a Dutch therapist ended up helping Bosniak and Serb communities overcome traumas of war.
My Dad, the Volleyball Player
Soldiers from opposing sides left disabled by Bosnian conflict reconnect through sport.
Life After Death
How one gift of organ donation transformed three lives across Bosnia.
Bridge Over the River Zepa
Fish farm shows how business start-ups can draw in different ethnic groups.
Using hip-hop to counter nationalism among young people.