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Trailer Of The Week: The Longevity Of Justice

Serbia Arrests Eight Suspects of 1995 Srebrenica Massacre
Trailer Of The Week: The Longevity Of Justice

Memorial in Srebrenica.

Serbia Arrests Eight Suspects of 1995 Srebrenica Massacre
LONDON — Prosecutors in Serbia said that eight men suspected of having participated in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s bloodiest tragedy since World War II, have been arrested. The arrests were described by prosecutors as the first made by the Serbian police of anyone accused of murder at Srebrenica, where 8,000 Muslims died.

While some of the most prominent figures of the era, including the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and his military commander, Ratko Mladic, are currently standing trial in separate cases at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, where they are facing charges including genocide. The new suspects are likely to be tried in Serbia, not in The Hague, because the tribunal will soon close, officials said.
"No one will escape justice."
NEW YORK - When Cinema for Peace founder Jaka Bizilj served Luis Moreno Ocampo as adviser to the UN Security Council in New York in a hearing on Sudan, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court was asked in a press conference afterwards how efficient it was to prosecute war criminals like Sudan's president Omar Al-Bashir, if nobody arrests them?

Ocampo pointed out that the Court for Yugoslavian war crimes put 161 people on trial and asked the journalist how many of these he believed have been arrested? The journalist guessed: half of them. Ocampo: "All of them got arrested. No one escaped. It took eighteen years. The last one, Ratko Mladic, was arrested a few months ago. But in the end we got him. So Bashir will be arrested one day. In the meantime women are getting raped and children are dying of starvation. This is the price."
In the Land of Blood and Honey
In The Land of Blood and Honey | trailer #1 US (2011) Angelina Jolie
Watch the trailer for "In the Land of Blood and Honey" here
SREBRENICA — Oscar-award winning actress Angelina Jolie has been supporting justice issues and the work of the International Criminal Court in The Hague for years. She has had a particularly strong interest in the Bosnia-Herzegovinan tragedy by which she was inspired to write, direct and produce the feature film "In the Land of Blood and Honey". Her film was honored with the Cinema for Peace Award for "Most Valuable Movie of the Year".

Last year Angelina Jolie paid tribute to the thousands of victims who died at the Srebrenica massacre and during the Bosnian War.

My heart goes out to the 175 families who yesterday laid their loved ones to rest in Srebrenica. Their dignity and strength are truly humbling to behold. My thoughts and compassion are also with the many other Bosnians whose fathers, husbands, brothers, uncles and sons were brutally killed in the genocide 19 years ago, but whose bodies have not yet been found. These courageous survivors of Srebrenica live with immeasurable pain and a deep sense of insecurity. Most have had never seen any justice. To add to their grief, some voices are trying to deny the facts of history. But the genocide in Srebrenica can never be erased, and should weigh heavy on all our consciences. The world failed to prevent the murder of more than 8,000 innocent men and boys in 1995. We owe it their memory, and to the survivors they left behind, to stand up for the truth, and to help Bosnia-Herzegovina achieve lasting stability and a future free of fear.
Angelina Jolieat the 19th Anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.
Genocide Film Library
SARAJEVO — The Genocide Film Library was initiated by Cinema for Peace with the help of Hasan Nuhanović, who won on appeal against the Dutch Government after a 15 year long lawsuit. The court stated the Dutch Government is to blame for handing over his murdered family members to forces of Ratko Mladić who is currently being tried in The Hague. After this verdict in 2013, the UN Troops reacted differently in similar cases. For example in Goma (Eastern Congo), UN Troops remained on location to protect local civilians when rebels forces returned.This time they did protect the people they were intended to protect.

The Genocide Film Library was created with the help of Angelina Jolie and presents 1307 audiovisual testimonies of survivors of the Srebrenica genocide in a freely accessible online library. The Library is not only a resource for the citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina, but will serve at the University of Sarajevo as a project that will have a global accessibility. More information on the Library can be found here.
Genocide Film Library
Watch the trailer for "The Genocide Film Library" here
We all gathered on the hill, and began assembling into a column. My uncle, who was with us, said it was best to remain in the middle of The Column. I was only 19 at the time, so I didn’t argue with his decision. As we continued to assemble in line, I heard an onslaught of gunfire. The key hill positions were under the control of the Serb military, so they had a good view of us all lining up. They didn’t care that we were unarmed. Their primary concern was that we were Muslim, and they wanted us dead. In the commotion of the gunfire, people in the column started to push forward in a panic, desperate for shelter from the bullets. Bodies fell to the ground behind us, but no one knew exactly what was happening. The gunfire was relentless, and it felt like it was coming from every angle.

[…]

So, I ran. I ran with countless others into the woods. If we turned back, we would have to go to Potočari, and we were sure the UN would give us up to the Serb army. They had already given up Srebrenica, and by doing so, sacrificed our lives.
Hasan Nuhanović, “Escape – the Road to Srebrenica”
Ai Weiwei for Cinema for Peace

Ai Weiwei's Safe Passage installation with life-vests from Lesbos for Cinema for Peace.

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