Tomorrow, on 11th July 2008 is the 13th commemoration of the genocide in Srebrenica. This is a documentary film about this topic.
Six years after BBC showed A Cry From the Grave (1999), a film by Leslie Woodhead about the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in which more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were rounded up and murdered by the Bosnian Serb army, BBC made a new film about the Srebrenica genocide.
This second film was commissioned as an attempt to judge what had happened since the massacre. Had any degree of reparation been made to those who had lost their families? Had it been possible to bring some of the offenders to justice? Did the world care to remember what had happened in the worst atrocity to be committed in Europe since 1945?
The town of Srebrenica is still struggling to come back to life. A memorial has been put up at the site of the Dutch UN base from which the men and boys were taken. Very few of the perpetrators have been brought to justice. Four of the characters from the first film appear in this one – and their anger and contempt hasn't withered on the vine. Not easy viewing, but absolutely necessary.