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Majority Starts Here, The

Synopsis
In BIRN’s thought-provoking and sometimes emotional documentary film, six young people from six different countries travel across the Balkans together, discovering how nationalism, ethnic tensions and prejudice have shaped people’s lives and affected their own futures. Along the way, they experience face-to-face encounters with some of the ghosts of the past, including impoverished wartime refugees, military veterans and unrepentant nationalists. They see how nationalist ideas which led to war are still shaping the region’s economy, culture and even architecture, and wonder whether genuine tolerance and reconciliation can develop in places which have endured such divisive violence.

The documentary is part of BIRN’s Balkan Transitional Justice project, which aims to improve public understanding of transitional justice issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
Language
English
Country
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Year of release
2014
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
Balkans; conflict; European history; justice; nationalism; war; war crimes; Yugoslavia

Credits

Director
Lode Desmet

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
6.99 Euros
Availability
Sale
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

BIRN

Email
marina.radenkovic@birn.eu.com
Web
http://birn.eu.com/en/page/home External site opens in new window
Phone
+387 33 26 66 15
Fax
+387 33 26 66 16
Address
Branilaca Sarajeva br 14/2
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Notes
Balkan Investigative Reporting Network

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