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Return to Srebrenica

Life 4 - Return to Srebrenica
Srebrenica is a traditionally Muslim town in the north east of Bosnia. In July 1995 it became the site of the worst massacre in Europe since World War II - a symbol of the horror of the Balkan wars. After a three-year siege, Serb armed forces entered the town and, over the following four days, massacred between 7000 and 8000 Muslim civilians, mostly men and boys. Another 35,000 Muslims, mostly women and children, were driven out into other parts of Bosnia. Now international aid, and the burials of victims of the massacres, are part of a process allowing the town to move forward, and begin to build a new future. The story of Srebrenica today, a town slowly reconciling itself to its past, unfolds through interviews with returning refugees, and those who can't face ever going back; with the International Commission for Missing People; with EU Ambassador Michael Humphries; and with Lord Paddy Ashdown, internationally appointed administrator of Bosnia.

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Main credits

Davidson, Nick (film director)
Richards, Jenny (consultant)
Gawin, Luke (film producer)
Kelly, Brenda (film producer)
Dunbar, Sally (narrator)
Humphries, Michael (on-screen participant)
Ashdown, Paddy (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Music, Richard Wright; editor, Alistair Kerr; executive producer, Brenda Kelly.

Docuseek subjects

Distributor subjects

Conflict Resolution
European Studies
Human Rights
Migration and Refugees
Millennium Development Goals
Social Justice
United Nations
Urban Studies
War and Peace


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