Originally Posted by merryploughbhoy
This is a subject I want to investigate... Have any Croatian's or Serbs seen the documentary 'the weight of chains' and if so is it a fair and balanced view on the conflict.
Lets just quote some of the foreign viewers(Croats included)
July 19, 2011 11:38 PM
the saucer people said...
Weight Of Chains is one of the best ever documentaries I have seen on how and why the destruction of the sovereign country of Yugoslavia happened.
The "demonisation" of the Serbian people is one of the worst outrages of recent years and this documentary in some small way goes to readdress the balance and explains clearly and concisely how NATO and the IMF and the EU militarily and economically devastated the Balkan region.
I live in the UK and my only connection to the people of the former Yugoslavia is the love of their films so I have no bias either way but I know and injustice when I see one and the Serbian people are as much the victims as any one else.
It is interesting how the blueprint for the Balkan wars is now being used by the power elite in Libya. The same large-scale indiscriminate NATO bombings of civilians, the same alignment of military special operations personnel, western intelligence operatives and extremist Islamic groups (KLA in the Balkans and now Al Qaeda-Libyan Islamic Pary) as well as the assassinations and propaganda/media demonisation.
The raw truth revealed, smashing the lies the West propagated, and a message of reconciliation that Yugoslavia tragically forgot., 6 February 2011
gokimokig from Canada
Finally a fresh look at a complex situation., 2 July 2011
david griffin (firstname.lastname@example.org) from UK Midlands
Apart from a 5 part BBC series - nothing has tackled this issue in the depth it demands till now apart from this Documentary. Ignore the handful of reviewers who claim it's "Serb propaganda" - that's just idiotic - in fact this is one of the best produced and written documentaries I've seen on contemporary geopolitical monkey-business to date! The interview snatches are all from erudite commentators, the chronology is unravelled in a comprehensive manner and footage they've amassed really adds a human quality to things. The footage of elderly Serb and Croat neighbours being forced to pack-up and leave after living together without and issue is heart-wrenching (and definitely not staged before someone suggests this).
Excellent Exposition, 24 May 2011
Though not 100% an objective documentary, it comes pretty darn close.
Despite its socialist leanings (think the very informative, but leftist-socialist biased Global Research) AND the slightly heavier pro-Serb leanings, it is a very good film. This coming from a Croat.
WHY you must see this one despite some radical views by other reviewers , a real MUST !, 4 September 2011
gonzofaratro from Switzerland
Ignore the radical reviewers, there is a lot of solid information here, so solid that Croats and Bosnians "wasted" 2 hours of their life to watch this films and try to convince you not to see it.
An informative and heavily researched insight into a story of Western colonisation, war and the power of propaganda., 21 September 2011
Author: Aussie Viewer
Author: Volim Dobar Film from Croatia
This is a Serbian documentary but anybody who watches it from the area of former Yugoslavia will learn that everything is not black and white and it never is.
A revelation of the hidden truths of the downtrodden., 21 October 2011