I thought this film was very interesting even though it had a few dull moments. But overall, wow, I was impressed with the cinemetography overall. The film is about two main racial ethnic groups, the muslims and the catholics who were able to coexist for some time until all hell broke loose. These religions are quite different as far as beliefs go. Soon, war breaks out between the two groups and all hell breaks loose. Men, being the dominant gender, were sent out to war and forced in the military line of duty. Women were now responsible for almost everything around the house. The thought of a sudden war is actually quite scary. Although Bosnia is quite different than the United States of America, the film still shows us that racial intolerance can lead to a war at any point in time. As history shows us, many wars are the result of people being intolerant of one another on a religious spectrum.
At a certain point in the movie, we learned that those who did not choose a side were vulnerable to being attacked verbally and physically. One must have chosen a side, either muslim or catholic. This reminds me of the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” where the two religious sides fought brutally in war against each other and families were torn from their homes. Because of racial intolerance in these two films we were able to see how brutal life can get as friendships are destroyed, peoples are killed and lives are ruined. It just goes to show you how we all must learn to be tolerant of other people or the consequences will be far too costly. Personally I think we all have something to learn from this film as we are taught how brutal life can be overseas when two sides do not get along. I hope you all enjoyed the film as much as I did.