Boris Dežulović – “Fuck now a thousand dinars”

The action takes place in one day, from morning till dusk on Sunday, August 29, 1993, and the entire plot is based on a sort of comedy of confusion – the Bosniak and Croatian diversion platoon on the positions around Muzafer’s house came to a great and, as it turns out , “original” idea for wearing uniforms of the enemy for the purpose of a secret task, which leads to double confusion as soon as they find out about each other, because it brings in total disorder to undoubtedly the most important thing in a war – who is on “our” side and who is on “their” side. But before by the end of the day they make a strategy about what to do with each other and whether it should be trusted to the uniforms, six Croats and as many Bosniak soldiers not only point to the absurdity of the situation in which one group of soldiers positioned on the cemeteries, and the other group by the tower, fixedly look at soldiers whose uniforms appear to be “ours” when in fact they are “theirs”, but while they are waiting, they also go through their private stories from the past, through which each person is described in more detail regarding character, but also placed in a common context of the past. And in this context, the context of similar conditions, times and idols of growing up, intertwining and touching, their current position becomes even more meaningless.

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Language: Croatian

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Museum of War Childhood

Jasminko Halilović is the author of the project “Childhood in War”, which in June 2010 published an online call to people who grew up partly during the war to send their short answer to the question “What does a Childhood in War mean to your?”. The goal was to make a book that will present various aspects of this experience from a large number of short answers. In January, the book “Childhood in War: Sarajevo 1992-1995” was published. In February 2015, Halilovic gathered a team to create a collection of the future Museum of War Childhood . A collection of personal items, stories, audio and video testimonies, photographs, letters, drawings and other documents that illustrate the experience of growing up in the war are presented at the Museum of War Childhood. Every item shown within a museum exhibition or within guest exhibitions is followed by the story of its owner.

Availability: 30-32, Logavina, Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina

Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian

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Zlata Filipovic: Zlatin dnevnik

Zlata Filipovic was a twelve-year-old girl during the siege of Sarajevo in 1992. The teacher persuaded her to begin to write a diary based on Anne Frank’s diary. In the diary, from her perspective, she recorded the daily life during the war. The first edition was published already in 1993, which brought Zlata international recognition and enabled her and her family to evacuate from Sarajevo.

Availability: http://amzn.to/2FJDeKI

Language: Bosnian, English

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Place of Remembrance Vukovar Hospital 1991

“Place of Remembrance Vukovar Hospital 1991” is a permanent museum exhibition located in the basement and atomic shelter of the General County Hospital Vukovar. It is an authentic location where the treated wounded suffered during the siege of Vukovar in 1991. It contains original objects and reconstructions, as well as basic textual and chronological information about the siege of Vukovar and events in the hospital.

Availability: Opća županijska bolnica Vukovar, Bolnička 5, Vukovar http://www.mcdrvu.hr/memorijalne-lokacije/mjesto-sjecanja-vukovarska-bolnica-1991/

Language: Croatian

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Fama Collection

Fama CollectionThe siege of Sarajevo is told through the experience of ordinary people – citizens of Sarajevo. Most of the recorded video testimonies were created during or immediately after the siege of Sarajevo. Video interviews were done with about 450 citizens of Sarajevo – politicians, doctors, children, generals, artists, journalists, educators, housewives, actors, innovators, ordinary citizens. Their personal testimonies were chronologically recorded, from March 1992 to March 1996. The material containing survey about survival `92-`96 is the first and only research conducted on the survival experience of ordinary citizens of Sarajevo during the siege. Questionnaires (31 standard questions) provide a unique insight into life and survival under siege according to the experience of 4,637 individuals from all urban neighborhoods and provide the possibility for a comparison.

Availability: http://www.famacollection.org/

Language: Bosnian, English

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