Mirror to History, Confronting War Crimes in Bosnia
I was a bit of the fairy godfather for this documentary film, Mirror to History, confronting war crimes in Bosnia. I had been traveling to Bosnia since 1996, a couple of years after the siege of Sarajevo had lifted. We had been working with cultural organizations to bring art and life back to the war torn region. Despite certain dangers, like wandering off into a mine field, or perhaps being on the wrong stretch of a highway on a dark night: if one was organized it was alright to travel in country. So when Cristian called me, asking about shooting a film there, I could honestly tell him, been there, done that (Weekend in Sarajevo). I was really excited to road trip with Cristian around Bosnia, interviewing all sides on what they thought of the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.
As nationalism returns to the forefront of international affairs, Mirror to History serves as a useful reminder of the dangers of history repeating itself.