A simple design can help reshape the infrastructure of a city, and in Sarajevo, a stunning looping bridge was recently designed by three Bosnian design students and completed outside the Academy of Fine Arts.
Nick Dolce's insight:
I chose this article because it shows that the city has recovered from the horrific war that took place. It shows that city is still being rebuilt but also how far they've come since the war. Also, this bridge was designed by students at the Acadmey of Fine Arts and to me shows that there is still heart and soul in the people of Sarajevo.
This image represents my book very well becaue it shows how the city looks like it's been empty for years. Also, it's sad that they show a man lying dead on the ground from being shot by a sniper, but it's how life was for the people of Sarajevo.
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Nick Dolce's insight:
The cellist of Sarajevo is about the lives of 4 different people and their viewpoints of the Bosnian War and how it affects their lives. The first viewpoint is of a cellist player who plays Albinoni's Adagio in the center of a bombed marketplace for 22 consecutive days to honor the 22 Sarajevo civilians who died in the attack. The second is of a female sniper who refers to herself as "Arrow" and she is somewhere in the hills hiding and is protecting the cellist player from an enemy sniper contemplating killing the cellist. She refers to herself as "Arrow" because she says that she is no longer the person she used to be so she can no longer call herself her actual name. The third viewpoint is of a man named Kenan and he's talking about his journey across the dangerous city to collect water for himself and the elderly woman that is his neighbor. Kenan's character shows the good that still exists in the people of Sarajevo despite all the killing that is happening. The final character is a man named Dragan who throughout the novel is contemplating weather or not to cross one of the deadliest streets in the city to receive food from the bakery he worked for. The whole novel circles around the Humanity of the people of Sarajevo and how through all this fighting and killing they still stick together to help one another, and after the cellist finishes the song on the 22nd day Arrow reveals that her real name is Alisa and this symbolizes that in the end she is finally the person she once was.
This is a webpage for an Islamic Relief program that helps that people that lived in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the Bosnian War. This organization helped with humanitarian aid right after the war ended by delivering clothing, water, and food to the survivors. Later the organization came back to Bosnia-Herzegovina to help in the rebuilding process. The volunteers from the program helped the people rebuild homes, schools and places of worship that were destroyed during the war. The organization still helps the current residents and survivors by organizing different fundraising events and also they accept donations on their website to help the victims.
This is a tribute to the 20th anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo and it shows the war from persepectives of the people of Sarajevo and also the soldiers. It gives you a glimpse of the UN soldiers defending an airport near Sarajevo as the Serbs attempt to destroy it. Also it shows the people living in the streets and searching for a place to sleep and something to eat.
Joseph Boyden's first novel is the story of two Cree friends, Xavier and Elijah, who leave their pristine northern country to end up in the horrific trenches of World War I.
Nick Dolce's insight:
If I were to read another book similar to The Cellist of Sarajevo, I would choose Three Day Road. It is about two Cree snipers in the killing fields of Ypres and the Somme, and their journey back home to Ontario that only one of them will make.
Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction. N.p.: n.p., 2006. Vol. 4 of Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe since 1914. Global Issues in Context. Web. 5 Dec. 2012.
This article shows the entire history of the city of Sarajevo from when it was frist founded and when it was named the capital city of Bosnia to the present day city. Also it gives a very in depth look at how the city was affected during the war and how the people and the city recovered after the war ended.
Robert Samija can't forget the date: April 16, 1993.
Nick Dolce's insight:
This article discusses the capture of another former communist leader of Serbia, Ratko Mladic. Mladic lead the soldiers in to the city of Sarajevo and ordered the shellings of the city and also the sniper killings of many innocent civilians. In the article a man named, Rusmin Lilic, was a soldier fighting for the Sarajevo forces and he recalls many disturbing memories including two in specific. He remembers snipers killing a group of kids playing on a cherry tree and also a market bombing that killed about 70 people. Lilic says that he will never be able to forget these memories that have scarred his mind permanently.
This documentary was taken during the Bosnian War and shows real footage of the people living in the city at the time of all the fighting. You get first-hand view of the way people must live in fear of dying every time they leave their homes. As you can see in the video, the city is hardly a city anymore, most of the buildings that used to stand are now crumbled to the ground because they have been destroyed by the bombings. Also the very few number of people that leave their homes are too afraid to cross the streets because they fear they may be shot by one of the numerous snipers that hide in the hills that surround the city. At one point in the film, there is a man who is about to cross one of the streets with his very young son and before they cross the man picks up his son and buries him in his jacket and carries him while sprinting across the very dangerous street and as soon as they make it across the man puts down his son and they both continue on like everything is normal.
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