Kosovo: Can You Imagine?Jan 26th, 2009 | By De-Construct.net | In Featured Articles, Kosovo-Metohija Crisis
Everyday Dread in a Land Butchered Away
“Although I expected Western sources to differ from reality, I never expected to find people living in ghettos in the 21st century in Europe,” Boris Malagurski, a young Canadian filmmaker who just finished documentary about the Serbian Kosovo province, said.
Shocked with the abysmal lack of even the most basic human rights for the remaining Kosovo-Metohija Serbs, stranded in a province brutally carved out of Serbia by the powerful Western states, which used Albanian terrorists and criminals to impose dismemberment of a UN-member state, Boris Malagurski decided to make a documentary that would offer an unembellished glimpse into everyday dread of a land butchered away.
According to the documentary’s official web site, “Kosovo, Can You Imagine?”, scheduled to premiere in March, follows stories of “several Serbs who have fell victim to a nationalist and irredentist ideology that has a goal of creating a pure Albanian state of ‘Kosova'”.
“My movie has the role of a shock-therapy session. We all know that everything we see on the mainstream news channels passes through many filters before we actually see it. My movie has not been subjected to any filters. It is a realistic depiction of the reality in Kosovo, and it is meant for those who are not familiar with the situation, or those who have understood it improperly, regardless of whether it was because of misinformation caused by the media or simple disinterest,” Malagurski said.
Profound Failure of the International Community
“Kosovo, Can You Imagine?” trailer
Serbian Jerusalem where 155 churches and monasteries have been destroyed since NATO arrival in June 1999, the land called “Old Serbia” in Western encyclopedias and history books, and on old maps, is today being “cleansed of everything Serbian”.
“Most of the Kosovo Serbs have been ethnically cleansed by the Albanians who make up the majority of Kosovo [...], some of them live in small containter camps, in ghettos, all this in the heart of Europe in the 21st century… Serbs in Kosovo have no basic human rights. You will be shocked to learn which atrocities they have to face each day,” the documentary’s web site reads.
According to his own admission, what surprises the young director most, is the “unpreparedness of the international community to discard failed strategies and to encourage non-Albanian minorities to return to their homes and protect them from harm”.
Malagurski stresses, however, that his movie is not a political film, but focuses exclusively on the human rights or, as is the case here, the complete and total lack of human rights for one nation living on the land of their forefathers, the Serbs.
Hat tip: Mr. Predrag Minović and SerbBlog