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Center for Balkan Development
Tel: 978-461-0909
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Aftermath, Bosnia's Long Road to Peace by Sara Terry
Babst Art Library, Weekend Hours: Saturday, 9 am-5 pm, Sunday, 1 pm - midnight.
Opening reception, Saturday, October 16, 5:15 - 7:00
Reception sponsored by Boston College Center for International Partnerships and Programs
Exhibit of Sara Terry’s documentary photographs exploring the human costs and consequences of war—not on the battlefield, but in its aftermath, which is where the painful work of true peacemaking begins. Even though Bosnia’s bitter war ended in 1995, the country is still deep in the throes of a struggle to rebuild a civil society – in the hope that the cycles of violence that have wreaked havoc in its past will not re-emerge to threaten the nation’s future. For more information, visit (

Zones of Separation: The Struggle for a Multiethnic Bosnia
By Glenn Ruga, Frank Ward, and Barbara Ayotte
Social Work Library, McGuinn Hall, Weekend hours: Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday, noon - 10:00 pm
During three trips to Bosnia between 1995 and 1997, Glenn Ruga, Frank Ward, and Barbara Ayotte recorded the stories of people in Bosnia who have survived ethnic cleansing. As they begin to rebuild their lives, refugees, professionals, and government officials talk about their past experiences and their hopes for a united and multiethnic Bosnia.


Back to Bosnia
by Sabina Vajraca
Saturday, 10:15 am- 11:45 am
Higgins 225
75 minutes with discussion afterwards
A new documentary film by Sabina Vajraca about a family who returns to post-war Bosnia in order to reclaim their stolen property. While there, the family is confronted with the destruction of their city and forced to examine the community they left behind. They seek out the remnants of a city they once called their own.

Crucible of War: A Journey Back to the Balkans
by Leon Gerskovic
Saturday, 1:30 pm-2:45 pm
Higgins 225
45 minutes with discussion afterwards
In 1999 Leon Gerskovic was watching TV news reports of thousands of refugees fleeing Kosovo and NATO planes bombing Serbia. Leon knew firsthand what was transpiring. The news reports brought back his own memories of the war in his native Croatia only eight years earlier. As history repeated itself before his eyes, Leon could not be a detached viewer. Instead, he resolved to return to his homeland to see how victims of earlier wars were coping.

Communities in Dialogue: Healing the Wounds of War
Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Higgins 225
A film about people taking action to stop the cycles of war and
violence that have fractured and sometimes destroyed their communities. Focusing especially on the aftermath of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990’s, it portrays the work of Karuna Center for Peacebuilding.


Credible Witness
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Trapped in a detention center, exiles from war-ravaged nations and their British keepers explore national and personal identity then learn to redefine their lives. "The most moving, the most compassionate play." Financial Times.

Necessary Targets
by Eve Ensler
Based on interviews conducted with women who survived civil war in the former Yugoslavia, Necessary Targets is a timely reminder of how America struggles to define its relationship to the rest of the world. "Bold and provocative." New York Times.

Directed by Patricia Riggin
Both plays to run in one showing
Thursday-Saturday, October 14-16 at 8:00 pm.
Sunday, October 17 at 2:00 pm.
Robsham Theatre, Boston College
Admission $15
$10 for students and senior citizens
For more information and tickets, click here.

Online Auction
The Center for Balkan Development will be holding an online auction beginning on October 6 and running up until 7:30 pm on October 16. Details to follow. Items donated for the auction include beautiful Bosnian kilim carpets, handmade Bosnian coffee sets, a photograph by Sara Terry, dinner at Sabur Restaurant in Somerville, a weekend getaway in North Conway, New Hampshire, and more.