Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the deaths of more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys in Srebrenica, Klovićevi dvori Gallery, SENSE – Center for Transitional Justice in Pula and Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past, invite you to the opening of the exhibition of British photographer Tim Loveless.
The exhibition is part of the cycle “Snapshot/Brzo okidanje” held at Klovićevi dvori Gallery.
As part of the exhibition, to be opened the evening before this sad anniversary on 10th July 2015 at 19.00 h at Klovićevi dvori Gallery, Jezuitski trg 4, a part of the collection of SENSE – Srebrenica Documentation Center (Memorial Center Srebrenica Potočari) will also be presented.
The exhibition will be held until 26 July 2015.
The crimes committed in July 1995 in Srebrenica have been the subject of nine trials before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). While covering those trials and reporting daily on the courtroom developments, SENSE has accumulated volumes of material: thousands of hours of video footage of witnesses’ testimonies, including survivors, investigators and perpetrators; video recordings from July 1995; crime scene and aerial photos; as well as military documents seized in the headquarters of units involved in July 1995 attack on the protected area. With the aim of locating this living historical archive where it belongs, SENSE has been working with the Memorial Center in Potočari to establish the Srebrenica Documentation Center.
When the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is finished with its work, the wealth of documentation that has been gathered during the twenty year of reporting from the Hague, will be transferred to the Centre for Transitional Justice, which has been founded in Pula with the goal to preserve, organize and make available the documentation for the present and future generations of how crimes that were committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia were investigated reconstructed and processed.
Building on the success of the Srebrenica Documentation Center and in cooperation with Documenta and other partners in the region, SENSE plans to form a network of documentation centers in the locations where the worst mass crimes were committed during the wars in the nineties (like Vukovar, Prijedor, Sarajevo, Kosovo…). Apart from showing those communities how those deaths were presented in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the documentation centers will improve the processes of dealing with the past, delegitimize myths and confront the politics and culture of denial, and all of this will be done using the facts that have “beyond reasonable doubt” been determined in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
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