The destruction by shell-fire of the old Stari Most bridge across the Neretva River in the historic town of Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina, became a powerful symbol for the tearing apart of communities that had peacefully co-existed prior to the Balkan war in the early 1990s.
This video, which is one of Vimeo’s Staff Picks, focuses on the tradition of jumping (& diving) from the bridge, a practise which was re-established after the war when the bridge was determinedly and quickly rebuilt.
DGA Productions have done a great job with this subject, treating it as not simply as a spectacle in a dramatic setting but focusing on the people of the town.
- 17 November, 2012 @ 17:37 [Current Revision] by Alastair McKenzie
- 17 November, 2012 @ 17:37 by Alastair McKenzie