Reactions

Reactions to, quotes about and mentions of BIRN’s documentary The Unidentified, that tells the story of the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war.

June 6, 2016 -  Marija Ristic spoke with Tirana based newspaper Gazeta Shqiptare. To read the interview in Albanian click here.

June 5, 2016 - Albanian TV Top Channel interviewed director of The Unidentified Marija Ristic who was at DocuTIFF in Tirana. Watch the video here.

April 16, 2016 - Review by Tim Judah has been translated in Serbian and republished on Radio Free Europe. To read, click here.

April 6, 2016 - "I have watched this extraordinary film four times now and it still makes my flesh creep," Tim Judah in a review for The New York Review of Books

March 4, 2016 - Voice of America reported from our screening held before US Congress. Check the video in Serbian and Albanian.

January 10, 2016 - AlJazeera Balkans run the story about our film and investigation into war crimes in Kosovo. Read the interviews here.

December 25, 2015 - Film directors Nemanja Babic and Marija Ristic spoke with Croatian weekly magazine Nacional. Read the whole interview here.

December 12, 2015 - Following our Zagreb screening at Human Rights Film Festival Nemanja Babic spoke with Croatian online portal Lupiga.com. Read more here

November 27, 2015 - Panelists were Sevdije Morina, Kosovo chief prosecutor, Jonathan Ratel, EULEX prosecutor, Bekim Blakaj, head of Kosovo Humanitarian Law Centre, Kreshnik Gashi, editor of Justice in Kosovo, Fred Abrahams, special advisor at Human Rights Watch and Marija Ristic, editor at BIRN and director of the documentary. 

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October 14, 2015 - We screened our documentary to the US students that are part of the study program SIT Balkans

September 24, 2015 – Kosovo based TV Klan reported from our screening at the International Human Rights Film Festival in Albanian capital Tirana. Read more...

September 11, 2015 - We became part of East Silver, Prague based documentary market which supports producers in Eastern and Central Europe. Read more...

September 9, 2015 – Czech contemporary cinema magazine Cinepur reviewed the 2015 DokuFest film festival, describing ‘The Unidentified’ as "one of the most interesting in the Balkan competition". Read more...

August 21, 2015Open Democracy called our documentary “a laudable step in reconciliation between Serbia and Kosovo”. Read more...

August 20, 2015Radio Free Europe interviewed the directors of some of the documentaries presented at the Sarajevo Film Festival, including Marija Ristic. Read more...

August 14, 2015 – Pristina-based newspaper Koha Ditore reported from our premiere at the DokuFest film festival. Read more...

August 12, 2015  - Editor of the Serbian online portal Juzne Vesti, Predrag Blagojevic, praised the documentary after watching it at DokuFest in town of Prizren

June 13, 2015 - Amnesty International director Steve Crawshaw described our documentary as "poweful" and "shattering"

May 15, 2015 – French online portal Le Courrier Des Balkans interviewed ‘The Unidentified’ director and producer Marija Ristic. Read more...

May 9, 2015 – In a special mention during his Europe Day speech, EU representative in Kosovo Samuel Zbogar said the film “shows the unthinkable level of atrocities committed in Kosovo and at the same time almost unbearable level of complexity of finding the justice afterwards”. Read more...

May 8, 2015 - "It is the story that should be seen everywhere. I was very much touched by the film but in the same time I feel horrible that justice still has not been done," Netherlands ambassador to Kosovo Robert Bosch said. Watch the video from our Pristina premiere.

May 8, 2015 – The chief prosecutor at Kosovo’s Special Prosecution, Sevdije Morina, praised the documentary for getting both victims and perpetrators to talk about the crimes. Read more...

April 28, 2015 - “This is an extremely powerful and important film, and the court should be more open to the evidence presented here,” Geoffrey Nice, the former prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the case of Slobodan Milosevic, said at the premiere in Belgrade, adding that the crimes detailed in the film were the state’s responsibility. Read more... 

April 28, 2015Radio Free Europe reported from our premiere in the Serbian capital Belgrade. Read more...

April 27, 2015 – Most of the media outlets in Serbia carried news from the debate that followed our premiere in Belgrade. Read one article published in daily newspaper Blic.

Regional TV station N1 also broadcasted a news report on the screening. Read the story.