Bosnia and Herzegovina
In 1992, the Medjasi Children's Embassy evacuated children from the Bjelave Orphanage to Italy. Of the group of 43 children, only a handful returned to BiH. Some were awarded to Italian families, converted to Christianity and adopted another identity. Some are feared to have become victims of criminal gangs in Italy. Some of the children who were at the Orphanage in 1992 remained in Sarajevo. Biba stayed, while her brother and sister went away. Her endless love helped her find them and take them to the grave of their biological mother, whom they had never met. Ognjen also stayed. He likes to look at Sarajevo through a telescope. In love with his city, when asked by a journalist why he does that, he responds 'I have a clear view from a distance…
A Boy From A War Movie
The film tells a story about 10 years old boy Alen, born and abandoned in Bosnian conflict, whose mother was raped by a Serb soldier and then sent to the other side in late pregnancy. It is a film about the tragedy of Bosnian nation, about the beauty and cruelty of its people and its nature.
In December 1992, Libya sent the ship to evacuate more than a thousand children from war torn parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Thanks to the kindness and friendship of the Libyan people, these children and their teachers stayed there until 1994. Fifteen years after the children returned to their war torn homeland, Moammer al Khaddafi is interested in the destiny of the children and wishes them to visit him. The only path to find these now grown-up people is through the letters they sent to their homeland. In one of them there is a story about a water clock - the first present they recived at the camp Garabula, near Tripoli.