DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

29 October, 2010


Fifteen years after the war, Bosnia and Herzegovina is still struggling to overcome its ethnic divisions, a major hurdle on the road to European Union membership. Recently, France 24 crew visited Bosnia-Herzegovina and made a 35-minute long documentary about issues that matter:

PART I (17:39 min): Among those trying to bridge the ethnic divide is the Oscar-winning director of “No Man’s Land” and founder of Nasa Stranka ("Our Party"), Danis Tanovic (Bosniak), and the  leader of the party - former President of Helsinki Committee - Srdjan Dizdarevic (Bosnian Serb). France24 reporters also followed the country’s new multi-ethnic army and listened to the ancient sound of Sevdah, the traditional Bosnian music.
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PART II (17:39 min): In the second part of the programme, France24 reporters travel to the town of Srebrenica, the scene of the worst massacre in Europe since World War II. Fifteen years later, the wounds are too fresh within the Bosniak community to hope for reconciliation with the Serbs, despite attempts on both sides to reach out to the other. There is also a short interview with the Croat member of the Bosnian Presidency, Zeljko Komsic, and a walk through a Bosniak-section of divided, yet beautiful, city of Mostar in Herzegovina with a guide tour Veselin Gatalo (Bosnian Serb).
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