Once multiethnic and religiously diverse country, Yugoslavia collapsed into a war during the 1990s, filling the news with horrifying scenes for almost a decade. Twenty years after, the wounds are still present, either visible or those less so.
This project is focused on the portrayal of war destruction, but not just as an account. The goal was to also to meet with victims of wars, up and close, and get insight into their everyday lives and memories, to talk with academics, politicians, and NGO activists about dealing with the past, fast urbanization, mine pollution and destruction of nature; refugees of the past and new refugees coming from newly initiated wars in the Middle East – all topics this ongoing project is trying to cover. Seems a little overambitious? It might look that way, but every step so far was necessary and rewarding.