Saturday, January 22, 2011


* I know this is not the appropriate post, but I need your help in spreading the word about this documentary. Much appreciated!

Sabina Vajraca, the New York based film director and native of my home town Banja Luka, directs the documentary Back To Bosnia. The film follows the Vajraca family as they return to Bosnia years after the war to reclaim their stolen property occupied by a Serb family who seized it ten years before. The documentary has won a number of admirable awards around the world and is a thought provoking display of a genocide that took place so shortly after Nazi Germany.

The massacres and ethical cleansing in the Balkans were unique in that the suffering was broadcast all over the world and those with the power to act and stop the madness turned their backs, allowing another Hitler era to be born.

While the United States takes pride in its citizens being of many cultural backgrounds, the religious harmony that existed in ex-Yugoslavia was unique. No other place in the world had a mosque from the 1500's and a modern day catholic church share the same street. Banja Luka alone had 16 mosques, all which were wiped from the face of the earth by the serbs during wartime.

I'm asking for your support in spreading the word about this movie by adding it to your queue on NETFLIX.  If enough people add the film, it will become available for rent and help the directors reach an even wider audience.  

It's hard to believe it's been almost 18 years since I last saw Banja Luka. I try to hold onto the better memories of my childhood, but I will never be able to understand how such a pointless war carried on for so long without anyone stepping in sooner. Failure to act is the same as an attack if you ask me.

Thanks for reading guys
and thanks for the support, 


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