The Weight Of Chains
The hidden story of what happened when the Eastern Bloc went west
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'I'm aware that there are many who will outright reject to watch the film, as I'm a Serbian Canadian and any argument that can not be perceived as an attack on Serbs or presenting the Yugoslav tragedy in a black and white manner is automatically labelled as Serbian propaganda, but to them I say that if what TV told you was always true, we'd be praising George W. Bush for finding those WMDs in Iraq. My message is also that the real heroes of the Yugoslav wars are not corrupt politicians, army generals or war profiteers, but rather normal people who acted as human beings in inhuman times. Some of these positive stories - people going above and beyond to keep the peace or protecting their neighbours regardless of their ethnicity - are presented in the film to illustrate why there are no such things as "evil nations". If you have any interest in the Yugoslav drama, do watch the film. Even if you think you know why it happened.' - Boris Malagurski