[PAST EVENT] Documentary on War Crimes Committed in Kosovo: Screening and talk by producer/director

February 29, 2016
5pm - 7pm
Tucker Hall, 127A
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The Bosnia Project will host a screening of "The Unidentified," and then a discussion and Q&A with director and producer Marija Ristic from 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29, in Tucker 127A.

"The Unidentified" is a feature-length documentary that reveals the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war. The result of a two-year-long investigation, the documentary names the officers who ordered attacks on villages in the area around the town of Pec during the 1999 war. For the first time, the story is told by both victims and alleged perpetrators, people who lived through some of the worst massacres of the Kosovo war, when more than 120 Kosovo Albanian civilians were killed in the course of a few days. The documentary also discusses why, 16 years after they committed the crimes, the perpetrators live peacefully in the Serbian capital and have not been prosecuted.

Marija Ristic is editor of Balkan Insight, the leading English language news site covering the Western Balkans Region. She leads the group of correspondents, who are drawn from across the region. Balkan Insight is widely regarded as the only source of balanced reporting providing copy in English to international journalistic standards.

Ristic also is one of the editors of Balkan Transitional Justice programme, which deals with post conflict issues in former Yugoslavia, including war crime trials, reparations and memory. Ristic is engaged in Balkan Investigative Reporting Network's (BIRN's) documentary production. She is director and producer of several BIRN films, including "Majority Starts Here" and "The Unidentified."

Ristic has received numerous awards and scholarships from the OSCE, the Zoran Djindjic Foundation, the Serbian Ministry of Education, the Austrian government and the Norway Research Council.

{{http://bit.ly/1mo1NxL, View the trailer of "The Unidentified."}}

The screening and discussion are sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies, the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations and The Charles Center.

For more information, contact [[pmpick, Paula Pickering]].