Bosnian civilian nurse working in Kosovo Hospital, Sarajevo, Bosnia, 1992-1993. Emigrated to USA, 1993
REEL 1 Recollections of life in Sarajevo before 1992: background to situation in Bosnia; multi-ethnic nature of Bosnian society; question of religion; nature of life in Sarajevo; work at hospital; background to war. Recollections of life in Sarajevo, Bosnia, 1992-1993: reaction to outbreak of war; reaction to shelling and fighting in city; impact of war on civilian life; shortage of supplies and conditions at hospital; types of injuries treated at hospital; question of Serb atrocities against Bosnian civilians; attitude towards United Nations troops in Bosnia.
REEL 2 Continues: story of injured baby brought into hospital; conditions in hospital; hopes for US intervention in war; morale; attitude towards role of UN in Bosnia; decision to testify against UN in Washington; origins of war; difficulties of protecting children; closure of schools; collection of water by daughter, Aida, every day; daughter's desire to leave Bosnia; decision to leave Bosnia for US with daughter; difficulties of leaving; attitude towards situation in Bosnia, 1994; relations between Bosnians and Croatians.
REEL 3 Continues: question of whether Serbs responsible for war and atrocities; attitude towards UN role in Bosnia; attitude towards behaviour of UN troops in Bosnia; opinion of British UN contingent; kindness of individual soldiers; treating people injured in bread queue massacre; destruction of Sarajevo by 1993; impact of war on Sarajevo and it's residents; attitude towards period in Zagreb on route to US. Recollections of life in US, 1993-1994: adapting to life in US; lack of contact with family left in Bosnia; lack of understanding of situation in Bosnia; desire to return to Bosnia.