Today at the Sarajevo Art Cinema Kriterion is presented an award-winning British documentary film “Justice in Action”.
British producer of the documentary film Fiona Lloyd-Davies, in collaboration with students of the London School Mulberry School for Girls has recorded a 60-minute film about justice in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Six girls with Fiona came in B&H to record their meetings with survivors from Srebrenica and Sarajevo. They visited some of the war places and talked with the victims and their families who are seeking justice, and then they traveled to Hague to attend the trial of Radovan Karadžić, they interviewed the Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz and Karadzic’s lawyer.
Girls from Mulberry school investigated the role of justice, the path to peace and reconciliation, and the role that they play in the lives of survivors.
Fiona Lloyd-Davies for the first time came to B&H during the war in July 1992. She worked here during and after the war for BBC, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera English.
After the screening of the film, the British Ambassador to B&H Nigel Casey pointed out the importance of this project, emphasizing that educates young people of the world about the conflicts that occurred at a time when they were young and could not understand the situation.
According to the ambassador Casey, the aim of all this is to remove some of the patterns that could lead to the conflict in the future.
The Director of the London School Mulberry School for Girls Vanessa Ogden, said that it was a great privilege for her to work on this project because it involved the young people who need to understand the problem of conflict.
“We got familiar with real responsibilities. We wanted to enable the hearing of the stories about the process of satisfying justice and that young people to be involved in the society construction, to learn more about the development of societies after conflict”, said Vanessa Ogden.
“Justice in Action” won the award for the Best International Documentary Fim at The People’s Film Festival 2013.
Historian and Sarajevo journalist Fedžad Forto also participated in the realization of this project.
He talked about the war in Sarajevo at the documentary film, gave a historical background of Sarajevo and emphasized that this city was the European Jerusalem.
“I’m surprised how much these girls from London are informed about the developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war. I am fascinated by their desire to get to know more and by their contribution that things like this to never happen again anywhere”, said Forte.