Mothers of Srebrenica

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In the 19th anniversary of the massacre of Srebrenica, Munira Subasic, president and spokesperson of the association “Mothers of Srebrenica”, depicts the fight of the women who keep trying to find their loved ones lost in the genocide and give them a proper burial.
She explains how the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina is still an open wound that the world, and especially Europe, seems to have forgotten. Memory and the hope for justice and human rights is what makes the mothers of Sebrenica able to live and cope with their traumatic past, although the road ahead is long, as not all of the victims have been yet identified.

Directors: Marta Fiorin

Key Cast: Munira Subasic

5 COMMENTS

  1. For someone who is foreigner and who hasn´t been in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war, i must say that the ability to understand the situation and to have an objective perspective deserves every praise. The genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, even if it is officially determined as a crime of genocide, was and is still presented as a civil war and it is very hard to find someone who is not white-washed by the media and who is capable to understand this very challenging topic and to classify this happenings as genocide.
    The second thing, also worth to mention and which i didn´t saw so often in movies about Srebrenica so far, is the fact that someone makes reference to the Dutch contingent and their failure to protect the people. The only little critic i have is the part where raisu-l-ulama was mentioned. The quote in this case is a proper one, it is more the fact that i am totally familiar with the history and current happenings in my home country and under the academic people raisu-l-ulama is not that approved. But to know this you need to have the patriotism to Bosnia in you and follow the situation from day-to-day to have an critical opinion, so don´t worry 🙂
    Great film, sound editing and photographs!

    It actually makes me very sad that the director of this movie has a stronger and clearer vision and compassion to this topic than most of the young generations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The country and the people are 2 decades after the war still kind of lost and the situation is not getting better. The older ones, as shown in the movie, find their relief in the religion and the young people search for every way to leave the country and make a better future somewhere else.

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