15 years ago…
Thousands of men, young and old, lost their lives during a massacre that started on the 11th July 1995. This ‘massacre’ has now officially been recognised as ‘Genocide’ by prominent genocide researchers and NGO groups. Kofi Annan (the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations) also regards it as “The tragedy of Srebrenica will forever haunt the history of the United Nations”. Srebrenica victims number from 7000 to 8000, or more, according to different reports.
These thousands of men left behind wives, mothers and daughters. These are the forgotten victims of the Bosnian War. These women were displaced then, and remain displaced. They were forgotten then, and yet they remain forgotten. This documentary will ensure these women and the lives lost will never be forgotten.
The Documentary will introduce many of the Srebrenica widows, and we will learn their plight and discover what life is like for them today. For some widows, they lost husband and sons, fathers, brothers and Cousins during the horrendous days of killing.
We will speak with prominent Srebrenica and Genocide activists. We will travel to Holland to try to meet with ex UN Soldiers workers that were there, on the ground, during the massacre. We will also attempt to speak with Bosnian and Serb officials to try and see what they have to say, 15 years on.
The audience will be both male and female, most likely those who have some awareness of the Bosnian war and the issues surrounding it. Those interested in war crimes, human rights abuses and cover-ups would also have a vested interest in the documentary.
We will use local Bosnian musicians to produce a original and unique soundtrack.
What people are saying about the Srebrenica Massacre:
Serb forces "targeted for extinction the 40,000 Bosnian Muslims living in Srebrenica." - Judge Theodor Meron [Polish-American Jew], Krstic Appeal judgement.
In 2002, Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok said as he announced his administration's sudden resignation: "However, today's decision does reflect the shared responsibility of the Netherlands for the creation of a situation in which such an event was able to occur. The international community is anonymous and cannot take responsibility. I can — and do — take that responsibility."
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,232505,00.html#ixzz123AOwobJ
"Dutch commanders and their troops were cowards," says Abram de Swaan, a professor at Amsterdam University who has written extensively on Srebrenica. "By extension, the entire Dutch nation are cowards." De Swaan's view is still shared by many Dutch.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,232505,00.html#ixzz123BLfkV4
About Silverbullet Films
Silverbullet Films was established in 2004. The company continues to grow and create a variety of film and television programming.
Village of the forgotten Widows was a wonderful experience for the entire Silverbullet team and has allowed them all to move further into the dynamic world of documentary film making
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