Matija and Bojan grew up together. Their friendship was suddenly interrupted when, over night, Bojan and his family suddenly left their apartment, without even saying goodbye. It was the early 90s and they were ‘unsuitable’. They were of the wrong nationality. Too young at the time to understand the war situation or why he lost his friend, fifteen years later, Matija decides to find his friend.
We Wanted Workers, We Got People
The film "We wanted workers, we got people" tells about the exploitation of Bosnian construction workers in Slovenia. One doesn’t choose one's parents or the country he or she is born in. The question of national identity determines fates of many, whether they like it or not. Citizens of many European countries go looking for a better life in the promised lands of the West, performing jobs local population doesn’t know or want to do. They’re looked upon as second class citizens and denied their basic human and social rights. In tandem with big Business, the laws are tailored so that the exploitation of these people is legal.