Part Two of The Current
Born of War (Repeat Doc)
Twenty years ago, Yugoslavia was disintegrating. Competing claims for territory in Bosnia inflamed religious and ethnic tensions. The first shots were fired in the Bosnian war and the four year-long siege of Sarjevo began.
Anna Maria Tremonti reported on the Bosnian convulsions as the war raged. Earlier this year, she returned to Sarajevo to see how the city was recovering.
One of war's cruellest weapons was used extensively in Bosnia -- the systematic rape of women. It's unknown how many pregancies resulted from the violence. Few women will talk about it. But two Bosnian Muslims agreed to share their stories.
"Born of War" was created by Anna Maria Tremonti and produced by Lara O'Brien. It originally aired on The Current in April. A warning: the subject of this documentary is not suitable for young listeners.
Translation from Sabina Niksic. It originally aired on The Current in April.
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