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Thursday, January 24, 2013

5:00 am –8:30 pm • UNC-Chapel Hill • FedEx Global Center  Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Introduction: The 1990s Wars on the Balkans 

ROBERT JENKINS (UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies)

Movie Screening: In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) (Golden Globe Nominee)

Director: Angelina Jolie

Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of Danijel and Ajla, a man and a woman from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees, knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, their allegiances uncertain.

More information on the movie.

Afterwards Podium Discussion:

The Movie and its Historical Background: Gender, War and Violence in the 1990s Wars on the Balkan


Moderation: KAREN HAGEMANN (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of History)

Co-Conveners: UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC Center for European Studies, UNC Center for Global Initiatives, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense,  UNC History Department, UNC Department of Women’s and Gender Studies,  Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of Military, War and Society, Triangle Institute for Security Studies and West Triangle Chapter of the United Nations Association.