The Srebrenica massacre: How did cinema relive the crime that claimed thousands of Bosnians?


  • Safa Al-Saleh
  • BBC

Where are you going, Aida?

photo released, Curzon

The International Criminal Court’s approval of the life sentence of Serbian General Ratko Mladic for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, sheds light on the massacre of about eight thousand Bosnian Muslims.

The United Nations has described what happened in the town of Srebrenica as the worst war crime to occur in Europe since World War II.

The United Nations forces had declared the besieged enclave in Srebrenica, eastern Bosnia, a “safe area” under the auspices of the United Nations, but they were unable to disarm both the Serb and Bosnian forces fighting in the area.

The lightly armed Dutch force in the area was unable to prevent the subsequent massacre of Bosnian Serb army units under the command of General Mladic and Serb paramilitary units known as “Scorpions” from July 11 to 13, 1995.

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