Escaping War is a journey into the lives of two individuals faced with death and destruction during
wartime. In 1948, Doksa was expelled from her village in Aegean Macedonia during the Greek Civil
War. In 1992, Serge found himself trapped between the fighting during the Siege of Sarajevo. This is
not a historical or political documentary, but a milestone in storytelling composed of the true
accounts from those who were directly and deeply affected. This is Escaping War.
Throughout history, many have been forced to flee from their homelands in an effort to escape the
horrors of war and oppression.
In 1948, Doksa was expelled from her village in Aegean Macedonia during the Greek Civil War with
her baby Kole in her arms. Forced to survive starvation, bombing and shooting, Doksa was lucky
enough to escape to Yugoslavia where she was able to find refuge. It was a war that affected the
lives of millions. Yet devastating as it was, Doksa would not be the last to flee. Forty years later a
similar situation would emerge. In 1992, Serge found himself trapped between the fighting during the
Siege of Sarajevo. He barely survived as his friends, family and suburb were destroyed. After a year
of laying low, Serge finally made his escape to nearby Germany, where another war would begin for
him: A war of destitution.
This is not a historical or political documentary, but a milestone in storytelling. In this half our
programme, Escaping War will reveal the true stories of innocent civilians who amongst all
adversities escaped and survived the horrors of war.