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A Balkan Journey: Fragments from the Other Side of the War

Directed by Brenda Longfellow
Canada, 1996 (documentary, 53 minutes, colour, English)
A Balkan Journey: Fragments from the Other Side of the War
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"As the civilian resistance continues to grow within Serbia to Milosevic's oppressive regime, this film explores the vital role women have played in opposing militarism and nationalism throughout the entire region. From Belgrade to Zagreb and Sarajevo, women courageously continue to advocate democracy and pluralism in the face of intolerance and violent nationalism. Together they form a region-wide network whose aim, in one woman's words, is 'to transform a war culture into a peace culture.' On locations ranging from Belgrade's Kalemagden Fortress to Camp Rakita on the outskirts of Zagreb, A Balkan Journey reveals a little-known aspect of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, paying tribute to the women who have been on the frontlines of the democratic opposition."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Brenda Longfellow
Produced by: Brenda Longfellow, Kenneth Hirsch
Cinematography: Zoe Dirse
Film Editing: Jack Morbin
Music: Philippe Lapointe, Marjan Mozetich
Production Company: Gerda Film Productions Inc., National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

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