Yugoslavia: The Avoidable War Image

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  • Summary: A documentary which traces how crucial mistakes made by the West helped lead to the unnecessary breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991, culminating in the devastating NATO bombing campaign in 1999. (Frontier Theatre and Film Inc.)
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  1. Does an impressive job of relating the complicated history of the war and of filling in the background.
  2. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    As persuasive and exhaustive as the film's evidence is, the stock footage of charred corpses and bombed-out communities demands more than the smug talking heads that Bogdanich presents, safe in their offices and comfortable with their rightness.
  3. 50
    Claims to sort the bad guys from the good, which is its essential problem.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    As Lord Peter Carrington, former mediator of the European Community, points out, a case can be made for all sides in this highly complicated civil war.
  5. Bogdanich turned in an exhaustively thorough document that sheds some light on a tragedy that remains shadowy to those outside its domain.
  6. 50
    Bogdanich's film contends that the bombing of Yugoslavia by NATO in 1999 was the result of blunders by the West, and that the forces supported by the United States in Bosnia and Kosovo are allied with Osama bin Laden.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
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  3. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Sep 10, 2012
    Worst "documentary" ever. The most biased piece of s**t I've seen in my life. Completely full of pure propaganda. The fact is that It was not an "avoidable war" at all. Expand

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