Question 1 -At the beginning of the video the village is about 2/3 Muslim and 1/3 catholic. This area was the former Yugoslavia that was then divided into multiple regions. Bosnia is sandwiched between Croatia and Serbia. In the beginning of the video they talk about how people can’t go to work, schools have closed, Serbians cannot look in the eye of Croatians. The biggest worry is that the situation may change. Even though the women come from different backgrounds and have different beliefs they are best friends and get together almost every day and have coffee.
Question 2 – The men are no longer able to work. They often stay home and chop wood, a lot of wood. The women have to take care of all the chores around the house, cleaning, cooking, tending the yard, feeding the live stock when the men go off to fight. Some of the Muslim women still have jobs and walk four miles to work in the factories.
Question 3 – It is my understanding that in the main cities Muslim shops are shot up. Catholics control the cities; many places are flying the Croatian flags even though many still just identify as Yugoslavian. Back in the day nationality was not important to the people. The shelling keeps moving closer and closer.
Question 4 – In the end the war brought many changes. Many Muslims fled the town. Almost every Muslim home was destroyed. All the Catholic homes were fine. The friends of many years slowly drifted apart. One lady called to her friend when she was in the field to come over but she refused. The war divided two close friends.