The infamous Slobodan Milošević was the first head of state to be tried by an international court for war crimes and genocide. His actions in Yugoslavia, which lead to hundreds of thousands of innocent people being displaced from their homes and killed, sparked the term ‘ethnic cleansing’. As the region descended into chaos, Milošević stood front and center as a major player in the conflict.
This three-part documentary series explores how US-Yugoslav relations went from Bill Clinton offering him diplomatic recognition to bombing Serbia only three years later. It examines Milošević’s role in intensifying Serb aggression, leading to Croatia and Slovenia breaking away from Yugoslavia, followed by Bosnia and Macedonia. In 1995, he was welcomed to Paris to sign a peace treaty that ended the war in Bosnia.
This documentary provides an in-depth analysis of what really happened in Yugoslavia during this time period and provides insight into why it all happened. It also looks at Milošević’s actions that ultimately led to his downfall and imprisonment at The Hague.
If you’re interested in learning more about this turbulent period of history or want to gain a better understanding of how power works behind closed doors, then this documentary is for you. Witness firsthand how one man changed an entire region with his destructive decisions. Be sure to watch this riveting story unfold – it may change your perspective on world events forever.