What was formerly the booming multi-ethnic city of Banja Luka is now a run-down, depressed shadow of its former self. Poverty is rampant, war criminals rule, new generations are ignorant of the past, and the symbols of war and hatred are everywhere. The Dayton Peace Agreement was signed but there is no peace. There is only tension caused by fear, hatred, anger, and the utter confusion over who is to blame.
The story follows Sabina Vajraca as she probes into the history of the war and her own family’s involvement. Accompanied by a small film crew, she embarks on a path of discovery, guided by the stories of her parents and those they meet along the way.
Her father, Emir, was a prominent businessman in his community. When the war started in 1992, he sent his family to safety, but he stayed behind, determined to fight the Serb occupation. He joined a local humanitarian organization, and spent the next three years organizing convoys which brought much needed food and medicine to the people of Northwestern Bosnia. He negotiated the release of prisoners from nearby concentration camps and recorded testimonies of survivors who sought refuge in Banja Luka. Emir wrote down detailed accounts of their stories, including the names of victims and their murderers, hand-drawn maps of criminal locations, descriptions of the executions and their resulting mass graves.