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 ...
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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
An interesting try to show the role of the "International community" in the breakup of ex Yugoslavia. Probably there is some truth in it (economic interest, military lobby, NATO, etc.), but the documentary is far-stretched in explaining historic facts from within ex Yugoslavia. Causality between most of the events is misinterpreted and even though the movie points out the power of propaganda in conflicts, its intention and the way it was produced is not far from propaganda. A poor try of the author and other individuals participating to present the answer to "why it happened". A simple answer such as "bad Americans wanted to colonize peaceful and once prosperous piece of heaven in the Balkans" that this documentary tries to give is simply not good enough for anyone who wants to understand the complexity of the events in the late 20th century in ex Yugoslavia.
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