“There are no winners in war” say the protagonists of ‘Maglaj – War and Peace’, a documentary by the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina released publicly online today with the Swedish Embassy in Sarajevo on behalf of the 2021 Swedish Chairpersonship of the OSCE.
The documentary chronicles three war veterans from Maglaj; Rizo Salkić, Boro Jevtić and Marko Zelić. The three men fought on opposing sides during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995 and now promote co-existence, acceptance and reconciliation.
“These three brave men from Maglaj send a strong message at a time when we need it the most. They fought on different sides during the war in the 90s. Now they come together to talk about the futility of war and the struggle to build peace that unites them today. I am glad Swedish support is making it possible for more people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and beyond, to listen to them sharing their experiences.” said Ambassador Johanna Strömquist, Swedish Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“The documentary highlights the important work Rizo, Boro and Marko are doing for reconciliation. Moreover, it reflects just one of many positive stories of peace-building we see at the local level across Bosnia and Herzegovina. I thank the three veterans and all the people of BiH who serve as ambassadors of peace.” added Kathleen Kavalec, Head of the OSCE Mission to BiH.
The 26-minute documentary is available here: https://www.osce.org/mission-to-bosnia-and-herzegovina/503818