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After the war, schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina became the new fighting grounds for separate ethnicities and history lessons became tools to breed nationalism.
Schoolbooks are stuffed with communist myths and nationalist texts. History textbooks have biased accounts of key events in history. These books, when compared closely, tell the history of the Former Yugoslavia in three different ways.
Catholic, Islamic and Orthodox. Croat, Bosniac and Serb.
To bridge the differences, an NGO has started a border crossing project, aimed at breaking the single view approach to history.
The project brings 20 historians and history teachers from all over the region, to write a history of the Balkans they can all agree on.

1x52 min observational doc showing the compromises and negotiations made to write history.

A film by Hugh Hartford

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