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Kosovo: Can You Imagine? (2009)

In a land under international supervision, in the heart of Europe, at the beginning of the 21st century, in Kosovo, one man attempts to expose human rights violations unlike anything you can imagine.

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Boris Malagurski

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Kosovo: Can You Imagine? is about the Serbs that live in Kosovo and the lack of human rights that they have today, in the 21st century. Most of the Kosovo Serbs have been ethnically cleansed by the Albanians who make up the majority of Kosovo. Kosovo has been under UN administration since 1999 when NATO bombed Serbia for 76 days to halt a crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatism in its province of Kosovo. In the years following the war, thousands of Serbs were expelled from their homes, kidnapped and killed. Their houses, cultural and religious sites were burned and destroyed. Kosovo for the Serbs is what Jerusalem is for the Jewish people. It is the cradle of their statehood, culture and religion. Most of the important Serbian Christian Orthodox monasteries are in Kosovo. Today, Serbs still have a deep spiritual and traditional connection to Kosovo, a land which is being cleansed of everything Serbian. Most of the Kosovo Serbs are internally displaced, some of them live in small ... Written by Boris Malagurski

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Can you imagine all this in the heart of Europe at the beginning of the 21st century?

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Sadly one-sided account
2 June 2014 | by paulincreteSee all my reviews

Malagurski is something of a hero among Serbians and the Serbian diaspora. He has made himself a hero by making wholly one-sided accounts of both ancient and recent history, often based on 'factual sources' that have been totally discredited in both the mainstream media and often also in International Courts.

Whether his account in this film is exaggerated I don't know, however he throws away any plausible claim to objectivity by simply ignoring the attempted expulsion of virtually the entire Albanian population of Kosovo, which was the catalyst for NATO action there. This attempted expulsion (complete with well-documented evidence of rape, brutal violence, and systematic looting), was attempted by Serbian para-militaries acting under direct instruction from Milosevic making a last-ditch attempt to hang onto power.

I feel sorry for Serbians if they are being badly treated in Kosovo, if this is happening it does not bode well for long-term peace there, but who is really to blame for that happening? Milosevic was given multiple explicit warnings as to what would happen if he chose to continue impeding UN observers and encouraging inter-ethnic abuses.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Serbian

Release Date:

15 March 2009 (Canada) See more »

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Косово: Можете ли вы представить? See more »

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Serbia

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CAD1,000 (estimated)
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