Archive for October, 2010

Mosque in Tvrtkovici

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 28, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Mosque in Tvrtkovici, Visegrad. Late 1980’s.

Image: Mosque in Tvrtkovici, Visegrad. Pre-war Visegrad.

Image: A monument in Tvrtkovici: “On this place was the medieval tower of Tvrtkovici.It’s stone was placed in the mosque’s walls  in 1936.”

Image: The mosque in present-day Visegrad. Destroyed by Bosnian Serb Army in 1992.

Image: The mosque in present-day Visegrad. Destroyed by Bosnian Serb Army in 1992.

Image: The mosque in present-day Visegrad. Destroyed by Bosnian Serb Army in 1992.

Bloody Drina – TVSA Documentary

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 28, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: A victm’s legs were tied together with wire. The victim’s bone was still in the shoe. Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic

Sarajevo TV produced a documentary about the Perucac Lake exhumations entitled  “Krvava Drina”(Bloody Drina). You can watch it on the link below:

http://tvsa.ba/ba/vijesti/video_tajne_jezera_perucac__krvava_drina

Angelina Jolie and her film

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 13, 2010 by visegrad92

Recently a lot has been reported about Angelina Jolie’s new film which is a love story between a Bosniak woman and a Serb soldier. Information leaked to the Bosnian media suggested that the Bosniak woman was in a rape camp and falls in love with a Serb soldier. Several victim groups promptly reacted and asked for the film to be banned from being filmed in Bosnia.

It would be nice for Angleina to learn about the fate of Jasmina Ahmetspahic before making this film.

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Bosnia cancels Angelia Jolie filming permit

SARAJEVO, Oct 13 (Reuters) – A Bosnian minister on Wednesday canceled a permit for Angelina Jolie to shoot parts of her debut feature film in Bosnia, citing incomplete paperwork.

The Oscar-winning actress has begun shooting the film in Budapest and her production company said it was a love story between a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of the Bosnian war, which killed 100,000 people between 1992 and 1995. The filming should conclude in November in Bosnia.

Jolie has said the film would not meddle in politics, but an association of female victims from the Bosnian war has objected to what it says are details of the plot.

“In the film, a victim is really falling in love with her torturer,” Bakira Hasecic, president of the Women Victims of War association, was quoted as saying in Wednesday’s Oslobodjenje daily newspaper.

Sarajevo-based producer Scout Film said the narrative had nothing to do with the group’s accusation and said it was a love story. Jolie has offered to meet the women to reassure them about the movie’s content.

Hasecic urged authorities to ban the shooting of the film in Bosnia “because of the script which offends a female war victim and distorts the truth about what that woman has suffered in a detention camp,” according to the paper.

It was not immediately clear whether Hasecic had seen a copy of the script herself.

Culture and sports minister Gavrilo Grahovac canceled permission for the shoot in Bosnia.

“Since the request (for the shooting) is not in accordance with the law, it is incomplete and not accompanied by the necessary script, Minister Gavrilo Grahovac decided to annul the permit,” the ministry said in a statement.

SCRIPT PASSED TO MINISTRY

The statement said Scout Film may reapply to provide necessary documentation for the film which will be based on Jolie’s own screenplay and whose cast comes from the region.

“We were informed today that we need to amend the documentation and I have just forwarded the script to the ministry,” said Edin Sarkic, the Scout Film executive producer and location manager, adding the ministry had never asked for a script but only for a synopsis.

“I hope the film will get the green light after the officials see the script,” Sarkic told Reuters..

“The film has nothing to do with the allegation made by this women’s association. As we said before, it is only a love story.”

Jolie’s Los Angeles-based spokesman said it was “not true” that that there had been any protest about the movie. Asked about Hasecic’s complaint, the spokesman said she “brought something up, and UNHCR have been on the phone with her.”

Jolie, who is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, sent a letter to the women’s group last week and proposed a meeting with them the next time she comes to Sarajevo.

“Don’t judge me before you see the film,” Jolie said in a letter read to the women by Naveed Hussain, the UNHCR representative in Bosnia, and published in Oslobodjenje.

(Additional reporting by Maja Zuvela, Bob Tourtellotte in Los Angeles; Editing by Adam Tanner and Peter Millership)

The Brave by Dijana Muminovic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 10, 2010 by visegrad92

Documentary photographer Dijana Muminovic, educated in the United States visited Perucac lake and documented the search for victim remains.

For more visit Dijana’s website.

 

Nizama(Adem)Herac

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 9, 2010 by visegrad92

Nizama Herac was born in 1935, she was murdered in Visegrad on 30.05.1992. She was identified by DNA analysis a few days ago.

Mustafa(Becir)Dolovac

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 9, 2010 by visegrad92

Mustafa Dolovac was born in 1956, he was murdered in Visegrad on 23.06.1992.

Ibro(Pasan)Sabanovic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 9, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Ibro Sabanovic, born in 1927, murdered in Visegrad on 10.06.1992. Ibro was identified by DNA analysis a few days ago.