Stars of The Film

The StarsOf The Film

INTERVIEWEES

Michel Chossudovsky

MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY

Economist

Canadian economist and professor of economics at the University of Ottawa. He is also Director of the Centre for Research of Globalization.

Prof. Chossudovsky acted as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has worked as a consultant for international organizations including the UN Development Programme, the African Development Bank, the UN African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, the UN Population Fund, the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organisation, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

John Perkins

JOHN PERKINS

Author

American economist and author, best known for his book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” (2004), an insider’s account of the exploitation or neo-colonization of Third World countries by what Perkins describes as a cabal of corporations, banks, and the United States government.

His 2007 book, The Secret History of the American Empire, provides more evidence of the negative impact of global corporations on the economies and ecologies of poor countries, as well as offering suggestions for making corporations behave more like good citizens.

Sunil Ram

SUNIL RAM

Professor of military history

Professor of military history and land warfare at American Military University, where he also teaches peacekeeping.

He is also the author of the UNITAR training program for peacekeeping in the Balkans and is currently revising the
UNITAR program on the modern history of peacekeeping. A former Canadian soldier, he holds a UN Global Citizen Award for furthering awareness of peace and peacekeeping.

James Bissett

JAMES BISSET

Former Canadian diplomat

Former Canadian diplomat. He was High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago and later
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Yugoslavia, Albania (1990-1992), and Bulgaria.

He worked for the Departments of Citizenship and Immigration and Foreign Affairs and was later appointed the head of the Immigration Foreign services. Amb. Bissett also served as Canadian High Commission in London, England, and later became he assistant undersecretary of state for social affairs in the Department of External Affairs.

Scott Taylor

SCOTT TAYLOR

Canadian journalist

Canadian journalist specializing in military and war reporting.

His coverage has included wars in Cambodia, Africa, the Balkans, and Iraq. Taylor is a former private in the Canadian Forces, and is now the editor and publisher of Esprit de Corps military magazine. In his book “Inat: Images of Serbia and the Kosovo Conflict” he argues that NATO involvement in that conflict was unnecessary and that Western media coverage of the conflict was biased against the Serbs.

Lewis MacKenzie

LEWIS MACKENZIE

Retired Canadian Major-General

Retired Canadian Major-General, author and media commentator.

He established and commanded Sector Sarajevo as part of the United Nations Protection Force UNPROFOR in Yugoslavia in 1992. Using the media as a means of trying to help restore peace, MacKenzie became well-known worldwide. He is a recipient of the Vimy Award, which recognizes a Canadian who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the defence and security of their nation and the preservation of democratic values. In 2006, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

Branislav Lecic

BRANISLAV LECIC

Serbian actor, and politician

Serbian actor, and politician.

After the victory of the DOS in the 2000 presidential elections in Serbia, he was named the Minister of Culture in the government of the late Zoran Djindjic. He later founded the “Moja Srbija” (My Serbia) movement, taking part in Serbian elections in 2008.

In early 2010 he and his party merged into the Christian Democratic Party of Serbia.

Veran Matic

VERAN MATIC

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer and one of the founders of B92, a Serbian broadcaster with national coverage headquartered in Belgrade.

At the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in 1999, he was proclaimed one of the year’s top 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow, along with Veton Surroi, the publisher of Koha Ditore, a daily newspaper in Kosovo, Serbia.

Vlade Divac

VLADE DIVAC

Retired Serbian basketball player

Retired Serbian basketball player (played in the NBA) also well known as a great humanitarian, helping children in his native country of Serbia, as well as in Africa.

In late 2007 Divac has founded a humanitarian organization, “You Can Too”, with the goal of assisting refugees in Serbia.
In 2008, Divac was appointed as a government adviser in Serbia for humanitarian issues. Divac appears in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Once Brothers”, where he discusses the exploits of the Yugoslavia national basketball team in the late 1980s and early 1990s and how the Yugoslav Wars tore them apart.

Michael Parenti

MICHAEL PARENTI

Political scientist, historian

Award winning, internationally known American political scientist, historian, and culture critic who has been writing on a wide range of both scholarly and popular subjects for over forty years.

He has taught at several universities and colleges and has been a frequent guest lecturer before campus and community audiences. In addition, he has played an activist role in political struggles, most notably various anti-war movements. Included among the subjects he addresses are American politics, Yugoslav and Balkan affairs, news and entertainment media, ideology, historiography, ethnicity, and religion.

Slobodan Drakulic

SLOBODAN DRAKULIC

Professor of sociology

Professor of sociology at Ryerson University, before he passed away in October 2010.

He obtained his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) and his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. He taught sociology and anthropology in Croatia and Canada for almost thirty years. Dr. Drakulic published extensively in the areas of social movements, education, urban guerrillas, nationalism and war. His most recent publications included an article on nationalism in Croatia (past and present).

Gregory Elich

GREGORY ELICH

Author

American author of “Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit”.

He is on the Board of Directors of the Jasenovac Research Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Korea Truth Commission. His articles have appeared in newspapers and periodicals across the world, including the U.S., Canada, South Korea, Great Britain, France, Zimbabwe, Yugoslavia, Russia, Denmark, and Australia.

George Bogdanich

GEORGE BOGDANICH

Film director

American film director of “Yugoslavia: The Avoidable War” (2002), a 165 minute documentary which was broadcast on European and Canadian television with a well reviewed (NY Times, Chicago Tribune) and theatrical release in selected cities in the US.

He is also a film and video producer for GB communications and media consultant for Serafin Associates.

Slobodan Drakulic

BARRY LITUCHY

Executive Director

Former Yugoslav desk officer at the United States State Department headquarters in Washington DC.

Kenney resigned his commission in 1991 over US policy towards the Yugoslav conflict. He had about 60 articles published in mainstream outlets, did hundreds of radio and TV interviews and talk shows, and traveled extensively through the US on speaking tours.

John Bosnitch

JOHN BOSNITCH

Journalist, consultant and political activist

Canadian journalist, consultant and political activist of Serbian descent.

He’s also Bureau Chief of The InterMedia Center News Agency located in Tokyo, Japan. Bosnitch helped famous U.S. chess player Bobby Fischer after he was detained in Japan in 2005, due to his outstanding arrest warrant for Yugoslavia sanctions violation, and managed to secure his safe leave to Iceland.

Bosko Cirkovic Skabo

BOSKO CIRKOVIC “SKABO”

Serbian musician

Serbian musician, founder of “Beogradski Sindikat” (Belgrade Union) rap group which advocates social and political change in Serbia.

During 2003 he was writing a column for Glas Javnosti daily newspaper. He is also one of the founders and a CEO of “Magmedia” company for protection and exploitation of intellectual property. In 2010, he sang in front of a 10,000 strong crowd at the “Family Walk” rally organized by “Dveri” in Belgrade.

John Hawthorne

JOHN HAWTHORNE

Canadian international lawyer

Canadian international lawyer, former United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) official.

Hawthorne starred in Malagurski’s previous film “Kosovo | Can You Imagine?” (2009) and has stirred controversy by revealing delicate information concerning gross human rights violations of Serbs and other non-Albanians in Serbia’s southern province of Kosovo which declared independence in 2008 with support of major Western powers.

Zvonimir Trajkovic

ZVONIMIR TRAJKOVIC

Political advisor

Serbian political advisor to four Presidents, including Slobodan Milosevic (1990 – 1993) and Radovan Karadzic (1994 – 1997). He also worked for IBM for 14 years.

He was never a member of any political party, neither the Communist Party, nor Milosevic’ Socialist Party, even while Trajkovic was advising the President.

Jadranka Reihl Kir

JADRANKA REIHL-KIR

The widow of Josip Reihl-Kir

The widow of Josip Reihl-Kir, the tragically perished Croatian first chief of Police in Osijek, who was at the time also in charge of Police stations in nearby towns in Slavonia.

Zeljko Sabo

ZELJKO SABO

Current mayor of the town of Vukovar, Croatia

Current mayor of the town of Vukovar, Croatia.

Sabo talks about the circumstances in 1991 which lead to the destruction of Vukovar which lies in the Slavnonian region of Croatia.

Zeljko Peratovic

ZELJKO PERATOVIC

Croatian journalist

Croatian journalist since June 1991.

Quickly after he started working in the Croatian daily “Vjesnik”, he was sent to cover events in Vukovar and Gospic. Powerful impressions from the war and testimonies by fragments of stories, behind which backstage political games were hidden, essentially influenced on his decision to take up research journalism. Today his research interests are directed at activities such as weapons and drug trade, prostitution, war crimes, political murders, abuse of secret services, etc.

Marko Franciskovic

MARKO FRANCISKOVIC

Former Croatian presidential candidate

He is an advocate against liberal democracy and is the author of “Croatian book of survival: Study of statehood.”

Joze Mencinger

JOZE MENCINGER

Lawyer and economist

Slovenian lawyer and economist, who was Minister of Economy of the Republic of Slovenia and
Vice Minister of Slovenia.

He is a Member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received the Golden Order of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia. Mencinger was also Member of the Slovenian State Council for 5 years.

Erik Valencic

ERIK VALENCIC

Journalist

Slovenian journalist, currently working for Slovenian “Mladina” magazine in Ljubljana.

He previously worked for “Radio Student” and has appeared on many talk-shows discussing political and economic topics in the former Yugoslavia.

Vesna Levar

VESNA LEVAR

Widow of Croat fighter Milan Levar

Widow of Croat fighter Milan Levar, who was assassinated in front of his house for investigating crimes against Serbs in Gospic, Croatia.

Joze Mencinger

RADE ALEKSIC

Father of Srdjan Aleksic

Father of Srdjan Aleksic, who noticed that the Serbian police in Trebinje, Herzegovina, was taking away a man for being a Muslim and acted against them, which resulted in tragedy.

Vedran Mujagic & Armin Busatlic

VEDRAN MUJAGIC & ARMIN BUSATLIC

Members of the “Dubioza Kolektiv”

Members of the “Dubioza Kolektiv” band, currently based in Sarajevo, originating from Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Their music consists of various styles ranging from Reggae, Dub and Rock intermixed with political lyrics along with uplifting and melodic tendencies.

Srdja Trifkovic

SRDJA TRIFKOVIC

Serbian-American writer

Serbian-American writer who was foreign-affairs editor for the paleoconservative magazine “Chronicles”.

He has a PhD in history from the University of Southampton. He was also director of the Center for International Affairs at the Rockford Institute. Trifkovic was also an unofficial spokesman for the Republika Srpska government in the 1990’s. Trifkovic is the author of Sword of the Prophet, a book on the history and doctrines of Islam. He comments on Balkan politics and is a regular columnist for several conservative publications in the United States.

Blasko Gabric

BLASKO GABRIC

Founder and President of “Fourth Yugoslavia”

Founder and President of “Fourth Yugoslavia”, the first mini-Yugoslavia in the Balkans, located in Subotica, Serbia.

Gabric argues that the Western world has taken away his “piece of heaven”, after which he decided to take drastic action by declaring his property of 15 acres as a mini-Yugoslavia.

Slobodan Samardzic

SLOBODAN SAMARDZIC

Serbian academic and politician

Serbian academic and politician, and the former Minister for Kosovo and Metohija in the Government of Serbia.

He was also the advisor for political issues to former Yugoslav president and Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica.

He headed the Serbian government’s Committee for Decentralization and was coordinator of Serbia’s State Negotiating Team of the future status of Kosovo.