– The Final Cut
is not a film made by outside observers or nonchalant
journalists. Nor was it made by war-dog reporters
who are in the Balkans today, tomorrow in the Near
East and in Baghdad the day after; some of us were
in the middle of the apocalypse of Vukovar while the
city was being torn apart. Some were running from
attempts by the Milosevic regime to make them soldiers
of the Yugoslav National Army and mobilize them to
participate in the senseless operations of destroying
Vukovar. Others managed to report from both lines
of the front - Serbian and Croatian, thanks to their
professional skill an dare.
media watchdog under fire
Serbia's new Broadcast Agency Council has come under
the fire from the outset over questionable procedures
in appointing two of its members. Three of Serbia's
largest media organisations have made a strongly worded
demand for their replacement.
documentary Abduction by Ivan Markov about the disappearance
of sixteen Muslims from Sjeverin presents a possible
answer to the fate of the missing workers from Priboj
companies who set off to work on the morning of October
Abduction is a harrowing story about neighbours, the
birth of hatred and the profound suffering it caused.
Abduction is the story of the first mass war crime
against Yugoslav citizens, carried out by a paramilitary
gang under the command of Milan Lukic from Visegrad.