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FRONTLINE; Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo

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Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo
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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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Late one afternoon in May, 1993, on a bridge in Sarajevo, a young man and woman died in each other's arms, shot down by snipers in the hills overlooking the besieged city. He was 24-year-old Bosko Brckic, a Serb; she was 25-year-old Admira Ismic, a Muslim. They were trying to escape the war and marry. After learning that he was Serbian and she was Muslim, the inter- national press named the couple "Romeo and Juliet." On the one-year anniversary of their deaths, as the tragic struggle over former Yugoslavia continues, this program tells the story of this couple's life and how they tried to build a future together in the midst of war and in defiance of the centuries- old Balkan conflict.



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Public Affairs
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