Yugoslavia: The Avoidable War Poster

Release Date: 2000

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker George Bogdanich delves into the battle in the Balkans and attempts to build the case that the Bosnian Jews used the American news media to construct the perception that the Serbs were barbarians hell-bent on ethnic cleansing. Using archival clips from both U.S. and European television and interviews with government officials, Bogdanich posits that Western political involvement led directly to the Yugoslavian Wars and the subsequent breakup of the nation.

Director: George Bogdanich

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Revenge, 1990s, Rivalry, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Bogdanich's film contends that the bombing of Yugoslavia by NATO in 1999 was the result of blunders by the West, and that the forces supported by the United States in Bosnia and Kosovo are allied with Osama bin Laden. show more

  • As Lord Peter Carrington, former mediator of the European Community, points out, a case can be made for all sides in this highly complicated civil war. show more

  • Bogdanich turned in an exhaustively thorough document that sheds some light on a tragedy that remains shadowy to those outside its domain. show more

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