It’s not often you get the opportunity to do something practical to oppose genocide and ethnic cleansing. I’m very fortunate in that I have seen war firsthand, lived in a refugee camp, distributed humanitarian aid, and assisted in resettling refugees in both Australia and the United States. Many people are touched by the stories I’ve passed on and say they wish there was something they could do to help. Well, there is….
‘Pretty Village’ is a film made by a survivor of the Omarska concentration camp. It documents the testimonies of a number of people who are in the unique position of being able to bear witness to genocide because they were there. It is finished, but it needs just a little help to be put into cinema ‘print’, etc.. So, PLEASE make a pledge and be a part of this wonderful project. Strike a blow in the ‘good fight’. Send a message to the Serbs who continue to deny this crime (amongst others) that WE WILL NOT FORGET.
So, give up a few coffees or chocolate bars this week. You can pledge as little as 1 pound, so there are no excuses. Think of those who perished and how much better you’ll feel if you can say “I was a part of that project. I helped to ensure that the victims weren’t swept under the carpet.”