On the anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres, a few kilometres away from the annual commemoration, a nationalist group will screen a film praising Bosnian Serb forces and genocide convict Ratko Mladic for ‘liberating’ the enclave.
With a cast and crew from across the Balkans, Italy and France, a new play takes on the controversy surrounding Peter Handke’s 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature and asks, ‘Can we separate the art from the artist?’
Policemen Milan Dumanovic and Mladen Trbovic were cleared of disclosing an official secret when they spoke publicly about covertly recording a Srebrenica genocide commemoration in 2015, when Serbian leader Aleksandar Vucic was attacked.
Milenko Zivanovic, a former general and commander of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Drina Corps, was charged with directing armed units that attacked Bosniak civilians in the Srebrenica and Zepa areas in 1995.
Legal changes banning the denial of genocide, imposed by Bosnia and Herzegovina’s top international official, caused the Bosnian Serb leadership to threaten to pull out of the country’s tax system, judiciary and army.