Artists call for authorities to shed light upon the fate of missing people

Artists call for authorities to shed light upon the fate of missing people

Pristina, 30 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Several artistic activities are taking place in Pristina on the occasion of the World Day of Violent Disappearances.

In the amphitheater of the main square, the documentary “Depth two” is being shown, a production of the Human Rights Trust, directed by Ognjen Glavonic, winner of the Best Balkan Documentary award in Dokufest 2016.

The documentary describes the discovery of massive graveyards in the suburbs of Belgrade, in Batajnica in 2001.

The documentary shows that the massive graveyards contained more than 700 bodies of people who during Serbia’s bombing by NATO in 1999, were exhumed from the primary graveyards in Kosovo and then taken to refrigerating lorries in secret locations in Serbia.

The biggest massive graveyard was near Belgrade’s center and among the bodies that were found, there were also 75 children.

Today, 15 years later, no memorial is located at the place of the massive graveyard and almost nobody in Serbia today knows anything on this.

An installation has been erected at the center of Pristina, commemorating the children who went missing in the last war in Kosovo.

This installation will illuminate their names and will remain in Zahir Pajaziti square for two weeks. /balkaneu.com/