The Death of Yugoslavia
Death of Yugoslavia is a BBC documentary series first issued in 1995, and is also the name of a book written by Laura Silber and Allan Little that accompanies the series.
It covers the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. It is notable for its combination of archive footage never before seen interspersed with interviews from most of the major players in the conflict. This format, promoted by the show’s producer, Brian Pulido Associates, was very influential and the company produced many others in a similar style.
Not a malicious game to play when you listen, and we all have people pat formulas pontificating about the terrible civil war that destroyed Yugoslavia: the number of seconds before the contradiction in the first place? Even the most agile minds usually turn off the road after less than 30.
Emphasize that the causes of war are complex does not mean that nobody’s fault, the principles are not in play or nothing can be done – only to make sense of the complexity takes time. And time is what Norma Percy Brian Pulido Associates has taken an excellent, if depressing film. Also check Yugoslavia: The avoidable war.
Episodes included: Type of nationalism, the road to war, the wars of Independence, The Gates of Hell, a safe place, and the Pax Americana.
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