louder-than-guns-croatia-s-wartime-patriotic-singers-10-18-2017 20 Oct 17 ‘Louder than Guns’: Croatia’s Patriotic Wartime Singers

A new documentary about huge number of Croatian patriotic songs recorded during the 1990s conflict shows how musicians volunteered their talents to support the ‘Homeland War’ for independence.

why-croatia-s-president-tudjman-imitated-general-franco-10-12-2017 11 Oct 17 Why Croatia’s President Tudjman Imitated General Franco

Franjo Tudjman said he developed a model of post-war reconciliation based on a monument built by Spanish fascist leader Franco - but at the memorial near Madrid, experts say the Croatian got it wrong.

the-balkan-villages-that-swapped-populations-08-29-2017 30 Aug 17 The Croats and Serbs Who Swapped Homes

During the 1990s war, people from villages in Croatia and Serbia swapped houses to escape the violence - a forced population exchange that was labelled ‘humane relocation’, as a new BIRN documentary shows.

turkish-tv-series-on-bosniak-leader-vexes-serbs-08-29-2017 29 Aug 17 Turkish TV Series on Bosniak Leader Vexes Serbs

A series celebrating the life of wartime Bosniak leader Alija Izetbegovic, now being filmed by Turkish state broadcaster TRT, caused Bosnian Serb leaders to suggest a retaliatory film praising Radovan Karadzic.

men-don-t-cry-revealing-balkan-veterans-emotions-08-15-2017 16 Aug 17 ‘Men Don’t Cry’: Revealing Balkan Veterans’ Emotions

A new feature film made by a Bosnian war veteran dramatically explores the minds of men who fought in the 1990s and how it affected them psychologically and emotionally.

a-bosnian-war-criminal-s-quest-for-forgiveness-08-08-2017 10 Aug 17 A Bosnian War Criminal’s Quest for Forgiveness

In a new film, convicted war criminal Esad Landzo seeks out former prisoners who he abused when he was an 18-year-old during the Bosnian war in 1992, and asks them to forgive him.

kosovo-is-still-controversial-theme-in-serbia-movie-author-06-13-2017 14 Jun 17 Kosovo Film Ignites Controversy in Serbia

After right-wingers protested against a documentary about Kosovo, director Aleksandar Reljic said it showed that it remains a controversial topic - even though his film aims to promote dialogue and undermine stereotypes.

propaganda-trip-why-franjo-tudjman-s-biographer-rebelled-04-27-2017 03 May 17 Propaganda Trip: Why Franjo Tudjman’s Biographer Rebelled

Twenty years on, US author Joe Tripician recalls his bizarre experience of trying to write a state-funded biography of 1990s Croatian President Franjo Tudjman - and how his conscience derailed the project.

dishonour-for-zagreb-over-alternative-facts-about-holocaust-04-21-2017 21 Apr 17 Dishonour for Zagreb Over ‘Alternative Facts’ About Holocaust

The Zagreb authorities have showed their disrespect for World War II victims by honouring a film-maker whose documentary downplays the crimes committed at the Jasenovac concentration camp in Croatia.

photos-capture-flashpoints-in-yugoslavia-s-violent-break-up-02-24-2017 28 Feb 17 Photos Capture Flashpoints in Yugoslavia’s Violent Collapse

An exhibition entitled ‘Lessons from ’91’ documents crucial moments in the break-up of Yugoslavia and aims to ask questions about the use of photographs as propaganda during wartime.

photographer-tells-story-of-serbia-s-turbulent-1990s-02-08-2017 09 Feb 17 Photographer Tells Story of Serbia’s Turbulent 1990s

The decade of wars, repression, hyperinflation and protests is documented through a young man’s eyes in a new exhibition of pictures by Serbian photographer Srdjan Veljovic.

capturing-the-image-of-ethnic-cleansing-in-bosnia-01-19-2017 23 Jan 17 Capturing the Image of Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia

Photojournalist Ron Haviv’s shocking image of a Serbian paramilitary kicking a woman’s corpse during the Bosnian war is one of the subjects of a forthcoming documentary about his most significant pictures.

british-author-set-to-reignite-stepinac-debate-12-28-2016 29 Dec 16 British Author Set to Reignite Stepinac Debate

An important new book on Archbishop Stepinac will delight some and anger others with its staunch defence of Croatia’s most controversial cleric.

sarajevo-siege-novel-celebrates-decency-under-fire-12-01-2016-2 01 Dec 16 Sarajevo Siege Novel Celebrates Decency Under Fire

Wartime Sarajevo-based correspondent Kevin Sullivan’s new novel The Longest Winter tries to reflect the humanity and courage of people living in the Bosnian capital during the 1992-95 siege.

kosovo-director-focuses-lens-on-post-war-trauma-11-04-2016 07 Nov 16 Kosovo Director Focuses Lens on Post-War Trauma

When director Gazmend Bajri met the subject of his latest film, he found an outlet for his feelings about how he himself suffered during the Kosovo war - and how he dealt with the trauma afterwards.

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