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The Weight of Chains is a Canadian documentary film that 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. The film, bursting with rare stock footage never before seen by Western audiences, is a creative first-hand look at why the West intervened in the Yugoslav conflict, with an impressive roster of interviews with academics, diplomats, media personalities and ordinary citizens of the former Yugoslav republics. This film also presents positive stories from the Yugoslav wars - people helping each other regardless of their ethnic background, stories of bravery and self-sacrifice. Written by
...How one movie can try to make up for all bad things during the war in former Yugoslavia. This movie is based on some really ridiculous history statements, as well as "facts" about the war that happened almost 20 years ago.
I'm a Croat, and I was unfortunate to live during this war. This move has some true facts, like western powers really wanted to break Yugoslavia into smaller republics, but it lacks some other facts like all money in Yugoslavia going to Belgrade. That and some other things made Croats, Bosnians and especially the Slovenians (richest republic in Yugoslavia) really mad.
Movie also tells you chetniks were freedom fighters. Chetniks were like ustashe - fascists. Partizans on the other hand were communists, and were lead by Tito, a Croat, one more thing author of this move forgot to mention. He also forgot about communist crimes against Italians, Croats, Muslims and even Serbs that didn't want communist party.
But then again, all this movie tries to achieve is to reduce Serbian guilt. He forgot to mention Z4 plan for Serbians in Croatia. Plan was that Serbs had some autonomy, but remain in Croatia. They rejected that. Also, they expelled all Croats from theirs so called republic "Krajina". He also forgot to mention that in Vukovars population over 90% were Croats, and Serbs bombed the hell out of that city. They completely destroyed it.
On the other hand, Croats did a lot of bad things to. And any decent man should recognize that and be ashamed coz of it.
But one fact remains. Not even one bomb was dropped on Serbia. Serbia invaded first Croatia, then Bosnia.
I have friends in Serbia, and friends that are Muslims in Bosnia. And I don't care about their nationality or their religion. Everything today is political, and we can see political propaganda everywhere.
This movie could have been great, but instead, it's just one big political propaganda with little to no respect to more than 200 000 casualties during the war 20 years ago. Shame on the author, even tough he probably doesn't care at all.
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