A Bosniak soldier cries after arriving to his home village, 3 years early he had hid in the forest and watched his family and the rest of the village executed by Bosnian Serb forces. @1995 Emmanuel Ortiz
“Broken Lights” is a journey through the wars that broke the republics, broke the communities and broke the people of the former Yugoslavia. Emmanuel Ortiz starts in Croatia visiting the frontlines in eastern Slavonija and the besieged city of Dubrovnik. War later breaks out in Bosnia, Ortiz’s coverage of Mostar, Bihaæ and the capital, Sarajevo journeys through the lives both civilian and combatants, their hardships, their loss. Then on to Kosovo and its neighbouring countries that accommodated hundreds of thousands of expelled and fleeing Kosovo Albanians seeking refuge from Serb security forces.
The exhibition is part of the collabortive exhibition “Beyond the Walls” of the transantional project “OPEN THE SHUTTERS”
Funded with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union