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Trailer of the Week: 20th Memorial Day of the Genocide in Srebrenica

Srebrenica was an UN Safe Area in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Despite it`s designation as an area “free from any armed attack or any other hostile act,” it was overrun and captured by the forces of the Army of Republika Srpska on July 11th, 1995. In the days following the fall of Srebrenica, over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were systematically massacred in the greatest atrocity to occur on the European continent since WWII.

With the support of Angelina Jolie and the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Relations the Genocide Film Library collected over a period of three years  over 1300 interviews with survivors and eye-witnesses of the massacre in Srebrenica in summer 1995. The interviews are the biggest oral history collection in Bosnia and accessible in an online library and form the basis for the documentary "Voices of Srebrenica".

"The Serbs came on board, demanding gold and money. If someone did not have money, they would rape them or cut off their breast. I kept my children close to me."
Naza Bajramović

"The Voices of Srebrenica" paints an impressive picture of the ineffable violence and inhumanity that happened during the genocide in Srebrenica. It illustrates and reconstructs the course of the events by using in depth interviews of survivors and original footage that was taken in 1995.
Watch the trailer of the film here.

“It was difficult surviving and walking over the dead bodies, leaving the dead behind. It wasn`t two bodies, or twenty but two thousand. What else could I have done? I had to.” -
Mevludin Orić

Hasan Nuhanović co-founded the Genocide Film Library. He worked as a U.N. interpreter in Srebrenica in July 1995 when the Dutch commander sent his parents and his brother to death, along with over 8000 others. Hasan Nuhanović took legal action against the Dutch Goverment. In 2013 the Supreme Court of the Netherlands found the Netherland Goverment guitly. It was the first time an individual government has been held to account for the conduct of its peacekeeping troops operating under a UN mandate.

"Voices of Srebrenica" was produced by the Cinema for Peace Foundation. Through movies and documentaries Cinema for Peace aims to influence the perception and resolution of the global social, political and humanitarian challenges of our time. In recent years Cinema for Peace has supported a number of important causes with the help of artists such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and personalities such as The Dalai Lama, Muhammad Ali, Bill and Hillary Clinton, President Mikhail Gorbachev and our former Honorary Patron Nelson Mandela.
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