2024-05-28 1:22 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

For five weeks this summer, eight James Madison University students under the direction of Shaun Wright, assistant professor of media arts and design, participated in a study-abroad program examining the role of media in a post-conflict society, focusing on the aftermath of the Bosnian War 1992-95. Area filmmakers included Annie Long of Falls Church, a senior majoring in media arts and design.

Their journey produced two short documentary films: “Future Tense,” which offers a youth perspective on the deep divisions that persist among the region’s major ethnic groups and what can be done in order to move forward, and “A Mother’s Walk,” which follows the Mothers of Srebrenica on one of their yearly visits to the remote hillsides where their sons, husbands and fathers were massacred by Serbian troops under the command of Gen. Ratko Mladic.





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