Srebrenica - Looking For Justice

Life 5 - Srebrenica - Looking For Justice
In July 1995 Serbian forces entered the mainly Muslim town of Srebrenica in North-east Bosnia. Twenty thousand refugees, mainly women and children fled to the UN base at Potocari, but thousands were ultimately handed over to the Serbs. The Serbian troops separated men and boys from women and small children. Most of the women were then bussed out; others were raped, tortured and murdered. The men were taken away to be slaughtered, their bodies dumped in mass graves.

Forensic scientists are still uncovering the truth about what really happened at Srebrenica. The perpetrators of the massacre went to enormous lengths to hide the evidence; former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and his military subordinate General Ratko Mladic - both indicted for war crimes - have evaded capture for ten years. But there is now a bigger political process at work as all sides try to move towards a better and more secure a better future for the Balkans. One reason for this new determination is the prospect of the Balkan States joining the EU.

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Citation

Main credits

Feldon, Amanda (film director)
Feldon, Amanda (narrator)
Orders, Ron (film producer)
Kerr, Alistair (editor of moving image work)
Kelly, Brenda (film producer)
Bower, Dick (film producer)

Other credits

Producer, Ron Orders; editor, Alistair Kerr; music, Jason Osborn; executive producer, Brenda Kelly; series producer, Dick Bower.


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Distributor subjects

Anthropology
Conflict Resolution
Ethics
Europe
European Studies
Human Rights
Humanities
Law
Migration and Refugees
Millennium Development Goals
Russian/Slavic Studies
Social Justice
Sociology
United Nations
War and Peace
Women's Studies

Keywords

massacre, Srebrenica, Serbia, muslim, Bosnia, refugees, UN base, Potocari, forensic scientists, Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic, war crimes, Balkans, European Union, EU, genocide; "Srebrenica - Looking For Justice"; Bullfrog Films