A Cry from the Grave

  • Leslie Woodhead
  • England
  • 1999
  • 104 min
  • Re: Constructing History
Why were the Dutch peacekeepers so obedient, passively standing by in Srebrenica while innocent civilians were killed? This is one of the confrontational questions posed in A Cry from the Grave by Hasan Nuhanovic, a former UN interpreter for the Dutch peacekeepers stationed in Srebrenica who has fought for justice for victims and survivors since the war. Using archive footage, spoken memories and never-before-seen recordings, the film reconstructs the massacre of more than 7,000 Muslims in July 1995. By means of title cards and oral testimonies, this taut film shows the desperation of the Muslim population and the feelings of uncertainty and guilt on the part of the Dutch UN soldiers. How could we allow genocide to take place under the eyes of the United Nations at the end of the 20th century?

Credits

  • 104 min
  • color
  • video
Director
Leslie Woodhead
Production
Leslie Woodhead for Antelope
Co-production
Kees Rijninks
Cinematography
Gerry Pinches
Editing
Ian Mellor

IDFA history

2012
Screened
Re: Constructing History
2007
Screened
In Europe
2004
Screened
Top 10
1999
Screened
IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

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