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The Weight of Chains (2010)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 Anonymous

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23 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A potentially interesting subject utterly let down by a very one-sided version of history with little attempts to provide balance.

His failure to really engage with the issue of Srebrenica casts doubt on the rest film. Any film about Balkans can not allow this massacre to be swept away by claiming it was "western staged".

Anyone who has travelled in the area could not described the EU expansion as simply negative. There are opinions on both side, but broadly people are in favour of the EU.

Similarly the narrator's description of Yugoslavia as a paradise is backed up only by a few interviews with elderly people, hardly an endorsement of his argument.


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