The recent independence of Kosova (2008) starts a new era for a whole country full of hopes and dreams but darken by the bitter memory of Raçak’s massacre (1999) occurred almost ten years ago among many others that happened in this long cruel conflict.
After the death of of Slobodan Milosevich two years ago, which once was the "Great Serbia", has had converted in memories full of fight, pain, blood and loss. Kosova, the 6th province of the old Yugoslavia, has chased the way to independence, as its nexts Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia y Montenegro. But the way has been long, hard and full of pain. Pain as hard as the population of Raçak lived. Raçak, the town where the a terrible massacre happened on January 15th in 1999, where 42 civilians were assassinated in cold blood. leaving as the only survivor of that day to Ramma Shabani , who believe that his duty is to tell about what happened to intend that no one could say that nothing happened there.
Rama, who was injured on the head and the hip, suffer of pain and nightmares in which he hears his executioners singing: “Who told, who lied, that Serbia is small?”
William Walker, the former head of the Kosova Verification Mission (KVM) for the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) in Kosova and Metohia, was who, during a recognition mission on the zone , alerted about the massacre and made responsible for it to the Serbian Security Forces so that provoked the NATO’s attack and the end of the war with it.
So, this reportage thresh held-back euphoria moments because of the new freedom of the country, but mixed with the bitter memory of the beloved people who perished on that long and cruel war, giving a bittersweet flavour at the end, in the middle way of the pain and the hope for a better life.