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The Death of Yugoslavia 

This captivate documentary covers the struggles of the Yugoslavian people during the collapse of their country, and the subsequent wars to finally find hope with the signing of the Final Peace Accords.
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Slobodan Milosevic Slobodan Milosevic ...  Himself 5 episodes, 1995-1996
Franjo Tudjman Franjo Tudjman ...  Himself 5 episodes, 1995-1996
Borisav Jovic Borisav Jovic ...  Himself 4 episodes, 1995
Momir Bulatovic Momir Bulatovic ...  Himself 4 episodes, 1995-1996
Stipe Mesic Stipe Mesic ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1995
Alija Izetbegovic Alija Izetbegovic ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1995-1996
Radovan Karadzic Radovan Karadzic ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1995-1996
Aleksandar Vasiljevic Aleksandar Vasiljevic ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1995
Naser Oric Naser Oric ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995-1996
Milan Kucan Milan Kucan ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Andrija Raseta Andrija Raseta ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Petar Gracanin Petar Gracanin ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
José María Mendiluce José María Mendiluce ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Janez Jansa Janez Jansa ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Milan Martic Milan Martic ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Vojislav Seselj Vojislav Seselj ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Philippe Morillon Philippe Morillon ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Branko Kostic Branko Kostic ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Branko Mamula Branko Mamula ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Sefer Halilovic Sefer Halilovic ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Momcilo Krajisnik Momcilo Krajisnik ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995-1996
Peter Carrington Peter Carrington ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Vasil Tupurkovski Vasil Tupurkovski ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Peter Galbraith Peter Galbraith ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995-1996
Zivota Panic Zivota Panic ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Haris Silajdzic Haris Silajdzic ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1995-1996
Ejup Ganic Ejup Ganic ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Ivan Stambolic Ivan Stambolic ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Larry Hollingsworth Larry Hollingsworth ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Miroslav Solevic Miroslav Solevic ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Milan Babic Milan Babic ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Milutin Kukanjac Milutin Kukanjac ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Mustrafa Hajrulahovic Mustrafa Hajrulahovic ...  Himself 1 episode, 1996
Murat Efendic Murat Efendic ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Perica Juric Perica Juric ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Rasim Delic Rasim Delic ...  Himself 1 episode, 1996
Igor Bavcar Igor Bavcar ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
David Hannay David Hannay ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Dusan Mitevic Dusan Mitevic ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Alexander Vershbow Alexander Vershbow ...  Himself 1 episode, 1996
Milan Aksentijevic Milan Aksentijevic ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Diego Arria Diego Arria ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Mira Markovic Mira Markovic ...  Herself 1 episode, 1995
Ilijaz Pilav Ilijaz Pilav ...  Himself 1 episode, 1996
Gianni De Michelis Gianni De Michelis ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Azem Vllasi Azem Vllasi ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Zulfo Salihovic Zulfo Salihovic ...  Himself 1 episode, 1996
Malcolm Rifkind ...  Himself 1 episode, 1996
David Owen David Owen ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Martin Spegelj Martin Spegelj ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Anthony Lake Anthony Lake ...  Himself 1 episode, 1996
Raif Dizdarevic Raif Dizdarevic ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Warren Zimmerman Warren Zimmerman ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Franci Zavrl Franci Zavrl ...  Himself 1 episode, 1995
Warren Christopher Warren Christopher ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995-1996
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This captivate documentary covers the struggles of the Yugoslavian people during the collapse of their country, and the subsequent wars to finally find hope with the signing of the Final Peace Accords.

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3 September 1995 (UK) See more »

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Smrt Jugoslavije See more »

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Disappointing
22 November 2006 | by dajetakSee all my reviews

As I am very interested in the wars in the former Yugoslavia I watched this quite famous series and expected an unbiased series which would deliver a lot of facts. However in this regard the series is very disappointing as it does not deliver facts but instead speculations and assumptions are shown as undeniable facts.

The series consists mainly of interviews with the main leaders of the warring factions and the UN representatives. This is the best part about this series as it shows us the different opinions on the events that happened. In between this interviews a narrator tells the viewer what happened and here this series fails on many occasions as it quite often presents assumptions as facts or tells us about the intentions behind certain events but completely lacks evidence for this. The most obvious assumption is the alleged deal between Milosevic and Tudjman about the division of Bosnia. The series tells us that this deal was the main reason for the war in Bosnia. What it does not tell us is that there is no evidence for such a deal. Mesic and Karadzic are interviewed about this deal however they both were not present during the Milosevic/Tudjman meeting. Moreover the director of this series, probably to support his thesis shows us the meeting right before the war in Bosnia, however the meeting took place before the war in Croatia. Also Tudjman's comment about Bosnia was intensified by the not very exact translation. When he said that "another" option was the division of Bosnia, it was translated by the narrator as "the only option" was the division. I realized the same thing several times while watching this series, that certain statements were intensified by a slightly inaccurate translation (I watched the German version, maybe the others are more accurate).

On other occasions the series is very one sided and superficial, for instance when it tells that the Serbs were afraid of Croatia because the Croat Coat of arms (the red and white checkerboard) was used during WWII. The series does not loose a single word on the fact that the checkerboard was used for hundreds of years, even in Yugoslavia, which renders the narrator's thesis that the checkerboard was the equivalent to the swastika completely wrong (Actually the U was the equivalent to the swastika).

In the end this series is interesting because of the interviews and some interesting footage, which is the reason why i gave it 3 out of 10. I do not agree with the previous reviewer that the documentary is flawed because of this. There is no ultimate truth about Yugoslavia, so by interviewing people from each side you get as close as possible. Another way would be to deliver facts like documents or audio/video footage to support the comments by the narrator on certain events and here this series fails almost completely.


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