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FRONTLINE; Sarajevo: The Living and the Dead


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Sarajevo: The Living and the Dead
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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As the world's eyes focus on whether the United States and NATO will finally break the two-year-old siege of Sarajevo, this program goes behind the daily news images of this war to tell the story of the day-to-day lives of Sarajevo's beleaguered people. Yugoslavian-born filmmaker Radovan Tadic presents an intimate portrait of Sarajevans trying to live while deprived of almost everything--water electricity, medicine, food and hope. Tadic's chronicle, filmed over a period of six months, ultimately becomes a meditation on the war, as well as a larger journey through psychological and moral landscape of the besieged city.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Sarajevo: The Living and the Dead,” 03/01/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D1661549F0A49D3888EF0FBE761FA04.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Sarajevo: The Living and the Dead.” 03/01/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D1661549F0A49D3888EF0FBE761FA04>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Sarajevo: The Living and the Dead. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D1661549F0A49D3888EF0FBE761FA04
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