Calling the Ghosts (1996)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Gender Issues, Military & War, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Mar 3, 1997 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

In the spring of 1992, two Bosnian Muslim women, Jadranka Cigelj and Nusreta Sivac are forced from their homes by Serbian troops and placed in the dreaded Omarska "detention camp" where they are repeatedly raped, brutalized, and forced to witness countless atrocities and killings. The two managed to survive; but most of their compatriots did not. This powerful, and often deeply disturbing documentary from Mandy Jacobson and Karmen Jelincic recounts the women's experiences and chronicles their battle to get rape classified as a war crime. Actual footage of the horrid conditions within the death camp in which the women stayed was provided by a British camera crew.



Bosnia, humiliation, rape, torture, violence, war, women