Prelude to Kosovo
to Kosovo: War and Peace in Bosnia and Croatia (1999;
52 minutes) depicts the bitter civil war in the former Yugoslavia.
Shot on location in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia, the documentary
combines graphic footage and interviews with religious and political
The film addresses the ideology of "ethnic
cleansing" and the massacres resulting from a nationalist
quest for political, cultural and religious domination. The Serbian
Orthodox, Bosnian Muslim and Croatian Catholic perspectives are
all represented. The film features original Balkan music by Alexis
Gavras, Vedran Smailovic and Vuk Kulenovic.
The film "challenges some of the conventional
wisdom about the recent horrors there and offers some plausible
shreds of hope for reconciliation and a brighter future. Michalczyk
also has a background in theology, and it is his clear ecumenical
spirit and interest in religious history that animates this informative
and worthy film."
-John Koch, The Boston Globe
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