As year 2012 ends the conflicts after the violent dissolution wars of Yugoslavia still are frozen ones it might be right time to summarize why all this happened. An excellent means for this is a Canadian documentary film ”The Weight of Chains”. As opposed to general picture in western main stream media the film takes a critical look at the role that the US, NATO and the EU played in the tragic breakup of a once peaceful and prosperous European state – Yugoslavia. It will present strong arguments which uncover the true reasons behind Western intervention in the Balkans and why .
“The Weight Of Chains” deals with tough issues concerning the breakup of region and the consequences of a decade of instability and war. The film will present a Canadian perspective on Western involvement in the division of the ethnic groups within Yugoslavia and show that the war was forced from outside — regular people wanted peace. Another similar approach from West was a Norwegian documentary film “Srebrenica: A Town Betrayed” which had its focus mostly in Bosnia. That documentary I covered in my earlier article and reactions after that in article ”Media War of Yugoslav Secession continues”.
The film began with production in late 2009 in Canada, continued in early 2010 in the United States and was finalized in the Summer of 2010 in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia (and its province Kosovo). The director of this film, ;Boris Malagurski, has made several films to date, the last one being “Kosovo | Can You Imagine?”, a controversial documentary exposing how remaining Serbs in Kosovo have little or no basic human rights, which won several awards on film festivals around the world and was broadcasted as well.
What really happened and why? Watch here in five parts: