La danse du destin

Sarajevo, 12 ans après

In the cemetery, the snipers

Listen to testimony

In the spring of 1994, I went to the cemetery on the hill of the city. Surrounded by old Muslim graves, some children played at war, something kids all over the world do in the midst of a conflict. They imitated the snipers, who from the tops of hills shot at their targets, sometimes children like them. Among the photos I chose one where Jasmin and Dzenan were together and with surprise I now discover they did not really know each other at the time. They had been playing together just for a few days as their families had only recently moved near the cemetery.
I managed to get them back in the same place. The cemetery has changed since. The conversation started by them talking about the memories they had from that period in their lives…

Dzenan : My God, it’s been so long. …

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