Sarajevo Romeo and Juliet

Sarajevo Romeo and Juliet A documentary made by PBS television in 1994 about the death of Boško Brkić and Admira Ismić. They were both from Sarajevo, she was a Bosniak, and he was a Serb, but their love was stronger than all the national obstacles, so they were called Sarajevo’s Romeo and Juliet.

They were killed on May 19, 1993, when they tried to escape from the besieged Sarajevo through the Vrbanja bridge into the territory controlled by Serb forces in Grbavica. The film contains numerous recordings from the period of war in 1994 when the siege of Sarajevo was ongoing, as well as the testimonies of the families and friends of Boško and Admira.

PBS television, 1994 directed by John Zaricki, duration 1.28 min.

Availability: online

Language: English

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