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Minister Backtracks, A - Investigating War Crimes in Bosnia


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Filmakers Library
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 58 mins
Country of Origin: Denmark
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

In Danish with Sub-Titles While the war in Bosnia is over, the aftermath still resonates among its victims. In her position as the Danish Minister of the Interior, Birte Weiss was compelled to deny entry to many who were fleeing atrocities in the former Yugoslavia. Yet, she could not forget their heart wrenching accounts of their stories. She journeys to Bosnia and presides over the grim ordeal of exhumation of a mass grave. Relentlessly she pursues the Serb responsible for giving the orders to shoot over 200 people. To her amazement, he turns out to be a mild mannered teacher who taught at the local high school. He had ordered the execution of his former students.