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My beloved Sarajevo
First broadcast October 2005
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In November 1995, the Dayton Peace Accord finally brought the Bosnian war to an end. Ten years on, BBC's Allan Little and Peter Burdin revisit those who shared their experiences with them during and just a the very end of a 1,000-day siege of Sarajevo.

Ten years ago, Allan Little and Peter Burdin produced a Sony Award-winning series about some of those who'd survived the war in Bosnia. Alan Little resided in Bosnia during the conflict, and as a result of his experiences and a great interest in the region he wrote one of the definitive books on the Balkans War - The Death Of Yugoslavia.

In this three-part series Allan and Peter give us a glimpse into the minds and thoughts of individuals who shared their experiences of the war ten years ago, and try to discover how Bosnians have managed to deal with their traumas and cope with the continuing persistence of war inflicted memories, as well as the consequences of the conflict on their country.

Part Two: My beloved Sarajevo

During the Bosnian conflicts, many Serbs and Croats joined the predominantly Muslim Bosnian Army - and became deserters for those they abondoned.

The programme speaks to Aleksandar, a Serb who who fought against Serbs during the war in Bosnia, and Vedrana, his girlfriend - a Croat who survived the war.

Allan and Peter also meet Brane, another Serb, who, after choosing to support the cause of Serbian nationalists, found himself marooned in Pale.

Pale, formerly a bustling market town and a make-shift capital of the Bosnian Serb political and military leadership, is now a town of lost souls.

Amongst the variety of differences in opinions it seems everyone shares the same thought on one issue - Dayton was a good way to end the war, but is it a good way to forge a state?


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