Documentary film “The Apostles of Good” by Željka Mihaljević and Maja Leđenac, which is part of the series of films called “Living Together” dedicated to the civil courage of individuals and their work during the recent war in the former Yugoslavia, was presented in Banja Luka in the premises of the Alternative Television.
“The film tells the story about a priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Milorad Golijan, who did not thought much about conformism when, back in 1992, he received a call for help from two Islamic leaders from Vlasenica. He stepped out to protect them. Despite the terrible condemnation of his fellow citizens, who forced him to leave Vlasenica, he requested a pass for Munib Ahmetović and his colleague Bego Selimović from then government “, said Maja Leđenac.
On the other side of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Livno, Fra Marko Gelo did good deeds for his neighbors of other nationalities – Serbs and Bosniaks. By saving icons and other values of the Serbian Orthodox Church he deserved the highest award SPC – Order of St. Sava, but he refused to receive it.
“I knew Fra Marko and there are some things that I knew and I saw. I lived in the building with mixed population. He was carrying packages of help for my Serb neighbor. Some said that he was a saint, others that he was not, but I see him as a good man in a bad times and I wanted to talk about them,” said Željka Mihaljević.
The Secretary General at BH Journalists Association, Borka Rudić, pointed out that this movie promotes humanity and tells about the people who helped each other in the most difficult circumstances.
“The film talks about the role of religious communities and religious officials in the war. It’s trying to light up the events that were not known, but without revision of what happened. We need to understand the facts, because the film testifies about heroic actions of men, apostles of good,” says Borka Rudić.