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Fontbonne University to Host Events About Bosnian War

Fontbonne University is hosting two events that examine the Bosnian Genocide during the 1990s. First, the exhibit Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide opens Oct. 24 at Fontbonne University in the library's boardroom. On Oct. 26, journalist and filmmaker Ed Harriman will show his documentary "A Town Called Kozarec" at 2 p.m. in the Fontbonne library's Lewis Room. The events are free and open to the public.

Exhibit Opens on Fontbonne University Campus

Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide uses text, photographs, maps and video to tell the story of genocide in the Bosnian city of Prijedor between 1992 and 1995. The exhibit was on display at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in Creve Coeur, Mo. from Nov. 25, 2007 until April 16, where 10,729 people visited it.

  • The exhibit's opening program and reception for Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide will be held Friday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Fontbonne University Library.

This exhibit will be on view at Fontbonne University through January 2009. Viewing times after October 26 are limited. For additional information, contact the Fontbonne University Library at 314-889-1417.

The exhibit resulted from extensive collaboration between the Union of Citizens of the Municipality of Prijedor, the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, Fontbonne University and the American Red Cross of St. Louis. Fontbonne's contribution to this exhibit is part of the ongoing Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University, dedicated to establishing an enduring record of the experiences of Bosnian immigrants in St. Louis.

Filmmaker to Show Harrowing Documentary

In 1993, journalist and filmmaker Ed Harriman traveled to Serb-held territory to surreptitiously film "A Town Called Kozarac," one of the first television documentaries to expose the genocide that was being perpetrated on Bosnian Muslims. Fifteen years later, Harriman, together with genocide survivors from the Bosnian town of Kozarac, will examine the documentary and the town of Kozarac as they appear in 2008.

  • The documentary film will screen Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Fontbonne Library, and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Harriman and genocide survivors from Kozarac and Prijedor. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about either event, contact Dr. Ben Morre at 314-889-4553 or

You may also learn more about the participation of Fontbonne students in the exhibit's preparation.