[Shortened version due to three minute time limit, run time with credits: 03 minutes and 16 seconds, original length: 19 minutes and 57 seconds]
Following three citizens of Mostar, Bosnia-Hercegovina, this documentary investigates the reconciliation process after the war from 1992 to 1995. The Old Bridge - Stari Most - was destroyed and washed to the bottom of the river Neretva during the heavy shelling of the city in 1993. Now rebuilt - and still the landmark of the city - it has become a symbol of both the past and the future. Through the stories of a Bosnian Muslim who works in the local mosque on the eastern bank of the river and a former Bosnian Croatian ex-soldier from the west side the theme of reconciliation is explored. Both characters in the story - like many others in the city - lost relatives in the war. A third character in the story is the city poet, Alija Kebo, who has written countless poems about The Old Bridge.
Filmed, produced and edited by Jorgen Samso Nielsen.
Assistant editor (original full length version): Sara Hastrup Clausen
Total original running time: 19 minutes and 57 seconds.
Danish School of Journalism, 2006.
© 2006 Jorgen Samso Nielsen.