croatia-s-oscar-contender-a-tale-of-love-and-war-10-17-2016-1 18 Oct 16 Croatia’s Oscar Contender, A Tale of Love and War

A phone call from a war criminal changes two people’s lives in a film about the continuing impact of the 1990s conflict on relationships by Croatian director Zrinko Ogresta.

for-hanna-showing-the-influence-of-war-in-kosovo-10-10-2016 10 Oct 16 Photographer Documents Kosovo War’s Human Impact

For a new exhibition in Pristina, Dutch photographer Willem Poelstra used his own parents’ story as a starting point to show the long-term impact of the 1990s war on ordinary people in Kosovo.

war-talks-grips-balkans-ahead-of-bosnia-vote-09-22-2016 23 Sep 16 War Talk Grips Balkans Ahead of Bosnia Vote

The controversial referendum in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity has unleashed passions and language of a kind not seen since the 1990s - with the media in some countries fanning the flames.

yugoslavian-peace-movement-s-defeat-a-lesson-for-today-s-europe-09-09-2016 12 Sep 16 Yugoslav Rock Music’s Doomed Concert for Peace

People’s memories of a huge anti-war concert in Sarajevo in 1991 are being collected for a project which also acts as a warning about the dangers of nationalism in contemporary Europe, its creator says.

sarajevo-siege-film-explores-legacy-of-trauma-08-18-2016 19 Aug 16 Sarajevo Siege Film Explores Legacy of Trauma

The crew behind ‘Sarajevo Roses’, which has just premiered in the Bosnian capital, say they hope their documentary about how people have dealt with their wartime traumas will help others.

a-very-different-long-dark-night--07-29-2016 01 Aug 16 A Very Different ‘Long Dark Night’

The rediscovery of the original 1980 screenplay of the classic Yugoslav wartime film ‘Long Dark Night’ shows how its director, Antun Vrdoljak, adapted to the times.

serbian-anti-war-reporter-s-death-remains-a-mystery-07-19-2016 20 Jul 16 Serbian Anti-War Reporter’s Death Remains a Mystery

Twenty-two years after the death of Radislava ‘Dada’ Vujasinovic, who reported on wartime collusion between politicians and criminals, new forensic analysis has again failed to identify whether it was suicide or murder.

serbian-ex-security-chief-dodges-journalist-murder-trial-05-19-2016 19 May 16 Serbian Ex-Security Chief Dodges Journalist Murder Trial

Former state security official Franko Simatovic, who could reveal the secret service’s role in the murder of journalist Slavko Curuvija, has repeatedly failed to appear as a witness at the trial.

croatian-nationalists-exploiting-a-romanticised-history--04-24-2016 25 Apr 16 Croatian Nationalists ‘Exploiting a Romanticised History’

Christopher Bobyn, one of the directors of a documentary that examined the far-right scene in Croatia, told BIRN that nationalists are manipulating history and using the country’s economic problems to win support.

croatian-jews-outraged-by-holocaust-denial-film-04-05-2016 05 Apr 16 Croatian Jews Outraged by Concentration Camp Film

Croatian Jewish representatives expressed outrage after the culture minister praised a film claiming the number of people killed by the country’s pro-Nazi WWII regime at the Jasenovac concentration camp was exaggerated.

croatian-deputy-tourism-minister-carries-controversial-past-03-03-2016 04 Mar 16 Croatian Deputy Minister’s Wartime Tabloid Blunders

New Croatian deputy tourism minister Robert Pauletic is known for his teenage successes on TV quizzes, but misleading reports he published as a wartime tabloid editor have largely been forgotten.

belgrade-zagreb-tvs-restore-broken-links-02-01-2016 02 Feb 16 Belgrade, Zagreb TV Stations Restore Broken Links

Serbia’s RTS and Croatia’s HRT public broadcasters, both accused of warmongering propaganda during the 1990s, are now making a new series together, reviving their Yugoslav-era links.

childhood-conflict-drama-takes-kosovo-to-hollywood-01-26-2016 27 Jan 16 Childhood Conflict Drama Takes Kosovo to Hollywood

‘Shok’ (‘Friend’), the first Kosovo-made film ever to be nominated for an Oscar, draws on some of its actors’ real-life experiences of intimidation by Serbian forces in the late 1990s.

serbian-kosovar-journalists-build-bridges-with-words-11-27-2015 27 Nov 15 Serbian, Kosovar Journalists Build Bridges with Words

In a bid to bring their estranged communities closer together, Serbian and Kosovar reporters worked on stories in each other’s countries in a collaborative project that could highlight paths towards reconciliation.

the-dark-ages-turns-bosnian-war-into-drama-11-02-2015 03 Nov 15 ‘The Dark Ages’ Turns Bosnian War into Drama

Real-life testimonies from people who lived through recent conflicts in Europe have been transformed into a gripping theatre play - acted out by the people whose stories it highlights.

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