Bosnia Industry – FK Leotar Sat, 15 Jan 2022 10:38:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bosnia Industry – FK Leotar 32 32 Jasmila Zbanic is reviled in Serbia and ‘disobedient’ at home Sat, 15 Jan 2022 10:38:00 +0000

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – A famous Bosnian director always knew her latest film, the heartbreaking drama of a mother trying in vain to save her husband and two sons from the Srebrenica massacre in 1995, would be criticized by Serbian nationalists.

But filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic was surprised again when Serbian media invited a convicted war criminal to comment on the film ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’, for which she recently won Best European Director.

The chosen critic? Veselin Sljivancanin, a former Yugoslav army officer sentenced to prison by a court in The Hague for aiding and abetting the murder of prisoners in Croatia during the Vukovar massacre.

While asking such a notorious character to comment on the film was a surprise, his reaction was not: he denounced it as lies that “incite ethnic hatred” and smear all Serbs.